Can i upgrade my mid 2012 macbook pro to use DDR4 ram ? Checking Apple > About this Mac > Memory i got the following

Your Mac contains 2 memory slots, each of which accepts
a 1600 MHz DDR3 memory module.

Which seems to suggest not, but i wondered if DDR4 was even around at the time my mac was made, is Ram a backwards compatible upgrade like placing a Sata SSD in a 10 year old device ?

  • DDR3 and DDR4 have different chip carrier designs are are not physically the same. On the page above, scroll down to the DDR4 vs DDR3 … section. – IconDaemon Dec 28 '16 at 18:30
  • It is NOT a duplicate. The linked question was posed for 2010 model, this question is for 2012 which has a completely different processor, graphic card and RAM requirements. They might look the same, but there is a huge difference between them. – Nookeen Jun 27 '19 at 22:03

No, the Mid-2012 MacBook Pro is in no way upgradable to DDR4 RAM.

To use DDR4 RAM a lot of things must be compatible with DDR4 - one of those is the CPU itself. The Intel CPU in the mid-2012 MacBook Pro does not support DDR4 RAM.

And no, DDR4 was not around in mid-2012. It was released to the market in 2014.

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