What generation i5 processor do I have?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Habitus, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    I have a mid 2012 13" MBP with a 2.5GHz processor. Does anyone know if this is the second generation i5?

    The reason I ask is because I am interested in purchasing a 16GB memory upgrade (Corsair Vengeance) and the description states that a second generation i5 processes is needed to run at it's full capability.

    Is Corsair a good brand?
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    Yes, to both questions :)

    Your laptop CPU is the i5-3210M, which is of the third generation of Core CPUs, so you're good to go.

    Corsair is a reliable brand, and generally well regarded. I've had their memory modules, SSDs and power supplies, all have been trouble-free.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    You are reading marketing materials, not technical specs. Your computer has a ram type that it needs, and a few generations of processors have used it.

    Technical Specs: http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz-rPGA

    You are looking for DDR3-1600

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