I have a MacBook Pro 13", late 2012 model.

This MacBook has 2x2gb 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. I am planning to upgrade it to 8GB of RAM.

I am wondering, should I buy DDR3 or DDR3L type of RAM?


Apple has a RAM upgrade guide located here. For your computer(MBP 13" mid-2012), it provides this information:

RAM info

  • Note that while this computer only officially supports 8GB of RAM, Other World Computing (www.macsales.com) suggests that up to 16 GB of RAM can be installed without problems. – NoahL Oct 16 '16 at 19:09
  • I already checked it out. I wanted to know whether i can put a ddr3l ram in it? – Arun Oct 16 '16 at 19:13
  • Yes you can, theoretically, but I don't know why you would. Apple doesn't officially support it, but theoretically ddr3l is backwards compatible with ddr3. – NoahL Oct 16 '16 at 19:32

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