Upgrading RAM-memory to 16GB on Macbook Mid-2012. Will these work?

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Upgrading RAM-memory to 16GB on Macbook Mid-2012. Will these work?



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 http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/compat...e/macbook-pro-(13-inch-and-15-inch,-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?
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Re: Upgrading RAM-memory to 16GB on Macbook Mid-2012. Will these work?

Hello toka,


Thank you for your questions.


I have had a look in to this further for you.  Thank you for being so detailed, it helped me when looking in to this for you.  2 X CT102464BF160B would be compatible with your system.  It is the correct speed and memory type to work in your MacBook Mid-2012 model.


We also have a great guide and installation section on our website.  Feel free to check it out on our website HERE


If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.



Crucial_Junket, Crucial Moderator, UK

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