Bit Baby

Re: Upgrade of mid-2012 MBP to 16GB RAM actually work?

Hi Yogi,

 

The part numbers you have suggested in your post below for 16gb RAM upgrade (CT2K8G3S160BM or CT2KIT102464BF160B) for a  15" MBP mid-2012 2.3GHz i7 (non retina) are not the same as the part number (CT3327442) that appears when using the Crucial Scanner for this laptop.. please can you advise which to select ? 

 

I also note from an earlier post that you recommend 1333mhz RAM for my system, however all of the options suggested by you/Crucial above are 1600mhz

 

I look forward to hearing from you


Thanks


Ryan

 


Crucial_YogiH wrote:

Hello Juls-r,

 

Thanks for contacting us today. We would be happy to help you find the correct memory for your system. It appears that your system can only be upgraded to 16GB of memory. The correct part number would be CT2K8G3S160BM or CT2KIT102464BF160B. Both of these upgrades are dual voltage.
This would mean that they would run at 1.35v if the system allows it, but would run at 1.5v if necessary. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

 

 




 

Bit Baby

Re: Upgrade of mid-2012 MBP to 16GB RAM actually work?

Hi Yogi,

 

The part numbers you have suggested in your post above for 16gb RAM upgrade (CT2K8G3S160BM or CT2KIT102464BF160B) for a  15" MBP mid-2012 3.3GHz I7 (non retina) are not the same as the part number (CT3327442) that appears when using the Crucial Scanner for this laptop.. please can you advise which to select ? 

 

I also note from an earlier post that you recommend 1333mhz RAM for my system, however all of the options suggested by you/Crucial above are 1600mhz

 

I look forward to hearing from you


Thanks


Ryan


Crucial_YogiH wrote:

Hello Juls-r,

 

Thanks for contacting us today. We would be happy to help you find the correct memory for your system. It appears that your system can only be upgraded to 16GB of memory. The correct part number would be CT2K8G3S160BM or CT2KIT102464BF160B. Both of these upgrades are dual voltage.
This would mean that they would run at 1.35v if the system allows it, but would run at 1.5v if necessary. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

 

 


 

Community Manager

Re: Upgrade of mid-2012 MBP to 16GB RAM actually work?

@Ryan-F Thanks for your reply. I am sorry for the confusion with the part numbers. On our system scanner and memory advisor we list our Crucial external part numbers. The two parts are basically the same. When you order online by system information, you are shown what we refer to as an “external” part number, in your case number CT3327442. It is a system specific number and is mapped exclusively to the MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Mid-2012. The longer part number, CT2C8G3S160BMCEU (EU version of CT2C8G3S160BM), is the one that would you see printed on your module, and that is the actual module part number, or the "base" part number. CT2KIT102464BF160B is the generic 1600 mhz memory that has the same specifications. 

There are other specifications to memory than the basic ones published on the site, and they sometimes requires us to filter out a certain build of a part for a specific system. The external part number can accomplish this, since we can build filters into them when necessary. Those filters are also the reason that we can only guarantee compatibility if you order by system; the external part number tells us which computer you are ordering for. If you order by specifications we don't know what model of computer you have, and that makes it impossible to guarantee compatibility.

 

The 1333 mhz recommendation was either for a different 2012 model or potentially from an older post prior to us recommending 1600 mhz for as many systems. Based on your specifications and system scanner results this 1600 mhz memory is compatible with your system. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

 

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Bit Baby

Re: Upgrade of mid-2012 MBP to 16GB RAM actually work?

That's great - thanks for your help Yogi : )