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Jan 9, 2017

I own a Macbook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012, Memory: 4 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3

When I click on "Memory upgrade instruction" in my Macbook Pro, it states the following:

"Base memory 4 GB
Maximum memory 8 GB
Memory card specifications - Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format
- 67.6mm x 30mm (1.18 inch)
- 2 GB or 4 GB
- 204-pin
- PC3-12800 DDR3 1600 MHz type RAM"

I performed a RAM-memory compatibility check with the Crucial RAM-memory tool,-mid-2012)

Among the recommended compatible memory types, the Crucial RAM-memory tool stated:

"Crucial 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM Memory for Mac
DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
upgrade for Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch and 15-inch, Mid 2012) system."

I consider to upgrade the memory to 16 GB and buy 2 of the following RAM-memory sticks: Crucial SO-DIMM DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL11 8GB (CT102464BF160B)

Will the above specified Crucial memory work in my Macbook, with the manufacturing number CT102464BF160B, even though the Crucial memory tool states a RAM-memory with manufacturing number CT3373654?

If not, what Crucial or maybe even Kingston RAM-memory do you suggest me to buy? Remember, I want to buy 2 memory sticks of 8 GB each to upgrade the RAM-memory to 16 GB.

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macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
If your referring to the 2012 unibody with DVD drive then the max ram is 16gb providing you've done the latest efi update.

The ram you've listed is correct for that model.


macrumors 68000
Oct 17, 2016
Yep as stated that's all fine, 16GB is doable on the MBP but not officially stated.

I don't know how much the RAM costs these days, but you could consider getting 1 8GB stick and either using one of the current 2GB modules to get 10GB, or just using one for 8GB. I say this as I had a 2011 13" and found past 8GB the CPU bottlenecked performance, so didn't actually get much more speed out of the machine. If you're using something that physically requires more RAM then sure, but thought I'd mention!
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