Kilobyte Kid
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-31-2013

Crucial Ballistix Sport not supported?

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why is 8GB, Ballistix 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module

showing as not compatible with Macbook Pro mid 2012?

All the specs seem to fit with that Macbook



Community Manager
Posts: 2,319
Registered: ‎05-25-2011

Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport not supported?

in reply to AeroZ

Hi AeroZ,


First of all I'm sorry about the late reply.


I have had a look in to this memory and the 2012 MacBook Pro system for you.  When recommending memory for a MacBook Pro system we always recommend our Apple branded Crucial memory.  This memory is designed and configured to work with Mac systems.


The Ballistix memory you have linked to is the same speed as the Mac memory however it has a CL=9 but the Mac specific memory is CL=11.  Due to the difference in timing between the memory types we would not recommend the Ballistix memory for the MacBook Pro.

Junket, Crucial Moderator UK
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