Ram Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bizkit642, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Bizkit642 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mid 2012 13 cMBP. I tried some memory from Best Buy and it turned out not working.....

    I see quite a few links saying what works and what doesn't work.

    But does anyone have any real world advice on what to use.
     
  2. markus843 macrumors regular

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    Just make sure you have any laptop ram, and the ram is clicked into place, not sure why it didn't work for you.

    On ebay, just search "2x8 ram macbook" and the second one down would be a good option if you are looking for 16 gigs of ram
     
  3. Bizkit642 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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    I went with OWC, simply because they certified that it would work. I know that it likely cost a little more, but I wanted the surety that it was going to work the first time.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've used Corsair, Crucial, and even g.skill in my Macs and never had a problem. I don't even buy the "Mac specific" stuff, I just make sure the specs match and that has worked for me.

    Currently, I'm running 2x4GB 1333MHz Corsair Valueselect that I found locally for $32. It works great in my mid 2009 13" MBP.
     
  6. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    I also ordered 16g fom OWC. A little more but they had Parralles8 50% off, so I bought that too.
     
  7. Bizkit642 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So my 13 inch i5 will support 16gb? Interesting.......
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Use this tool to help you find the perfect RAM for your MBP. It's a safe site and safe download.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Apple says they only "officially" support 8GB. Although, Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge based MacBook pros all support 16GB of RAM and work just fine. That goes back to the early 2011 models.
     
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