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Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (ECC)Maximum Memory: 64GB
Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.
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How can I tell if my RAM is bad?
If you are having performance issues, software “hangs” or random crashes—we recommend you run a memory test. For the Mac OS, a popular tester is Rember, which can be found here:
Set Rember to test “All”, and check the box next to “Infinite” number of loops, and let the test run for at least half an hour. Since Rember is running from your desktop, it's important that you shut down all applications before you run the test. If you have any programs open, the test will be a lot less accurate.
If Rember finds errors with your RAM, you may need to replace it. To request an RMA, fill out the online request form, or contact Customer Service for your region.
How much memory do I need?
If your Mac is getting a little older, you may notice that it doesn’t run as fast as it used to. A memory upgrade from Crucial.com can give your Mac the boost it needs – for surprisingly little money.The amount of memory you need to optimize your computing performance depends on your computer model and what you use it. Overall, we recommend a minimum of 8GB of RAM for systems with the capacity. Learn more from these guidelines.
What is the difference between DDR3, DDR2, DDR, and SDRAM?
Single data rate (SDR) SDRAM is the older type of memory, commonly used in computers prior to 2002.Double data rate (DDR) SDRAM hit the mainstream computer market around 2002 and is a straightforward evolution from SDR SDRAM. The most significant difference between DDR and SDR is that DDR reads data on both the rising and falling edges of the clock signal, enabling a DDR memory module to transfer data twice as fast as an SDR memory module. The generation after DDR, called DDR2, began to appear in mid-2004. DDR2 is faster than DDR, delivering bandwidth of up to 8.5 GB per second. Frequently, DDR2 based systems can use memory installed in pairs to run in "dual channel mode" to increase memory throughput even further.The most recent generation of memory technology, DDR3, began to appear in systems in late 2007. DDR3 is the next evolutionary step beyond DDR2 and operates at lower voltages, which means it consumes less power, and it can transfer data at rates up to 12.8 GB per second. Your Mac supports only the memory generation that it first shipped with. You cannot mix and match SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory in a Mac. The different memory types don’t function together, they will not even fit in the same sockets.Because of this, you need to make sure that your upgrade is of the same memory generation as the memory that shipped with your Mac. The easiest way to find compatible memory is to look up your system in Crucial's Memory Advisor tool, that will list only compatible memory for your Mac.If you don't know the exact model of your Mac, the Crucial Mac Scanner will automatically detect your system configuration and give you a report on which upgrade is right for you.
How do I know what to order?
If you aren't sure what Mac model you have or what kind of memory it takes, you can get your System Profile through the Apple menu. The profile will tell you what kind of memory and how much memory is in your system.
1. Open the Apple menu, and then select "About This Mac".
2. The "About This Mac" screen opens. Click the "More Info..." button.
3. The Hardware overview screen will open. Click on "Memory"
4. The Memory Slot screen will now apear and show your current memory configuration, what kind of memory is installed, and there will also be a link to memory upgrade instructions for your model.
If you want to make it really easy for yourself however, our Mac System Scanner will do all this work for you.Just download the tool and we’ll show you what memory you already have, and what memory upgrades are available.
You can also go through our Mac Memory Selector and manually pick out your system from menus, for a list of all compatible upgrades Crucial offers.
Both the Mac System Scanner and Mac Memory Selector can be found on our Mac Memory page.
Get a Mac-compatible DRAM upgrade for OS X Lion at Crucial.com
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Lion is here!
The successor to Apple’s Snow Leopard OS, the official memory requirement for Lion is a sparse 2GB, but the Memory Experts at Crucial recommend at least 8GB, once you factor in everything you’ll be doing with that OS, like watching videos, organizing photos and music, web browsing, gaming, and so much more. Crucial memory is guaranteed compatible with your Mac system when you use our online tool and and it costs far less than the memory you buy from your system manufacturer. Our Mac memory is backed by limited lifetime warranties and outstanding service and support.
To find out how much memory you have and what compatible upgrades are available, use our Mac System Scanner. If you know what memory you need, find it here.
Apple’s latest version of OS X was released on July 20, 2011 as a download from the Mac App Store, a departure from any previous OS releases on CD or DVD.So if you’re running Tiger or Leopard, you would first have to be upgraded to Snow Leopard, because the OS is only available via the Mac App store which is a feature of Snow Leopard.
.But don’t worry – you can get Lion on your system. If you don’t have Snow Leopard, you can get an in-store download at retail Apple Stores. Or you can buy the OS (on a USB drive) on the online Apple Store beginning in August 2011.
The new Mac OS X Lion is designed, according to Apple, to take the various interface capabilities that have made the iPad so popular and apply them to a more traditional Mac computer, including compatibility with the Mac App Store. Mac OS X Lion users can browse and make purchases using their Apple computer through an interface, called Launchpad, that opens as a full-screen display.
The ability to run applications in full-screen is another similarity between the iPad and OS X Lion. The system for running applications in full-screen is not only designed to create an immersive experience, it is also designed for convenience. By swiping the trackpad, users can freely switch between running applications without ever leaving full-screen mode. Mac OS X Lion includes a program called Mission Control, which shows running applications and processes and letting them control operations from a central hub.
All in all, there are a lot of great things about the new OS X Lion. With ample memory, you’ll get the most out of your investment today, and tomorrow.
I have just upgraded my new Late 2012 Mac Mini (2.3GHz i7) with the Crucial 2x8GB kiet CT3650349.
The new memory appears to work correctly and I'm not getting any errors.
However, the system profiler shows the following:
Are these strange Part "blank" Number and Serial Numbers expected?
Update yesterday to 16 gb of ram after recomendation from the scanner and from the advisor,at first worked flawlessly but this morning took almost 2 minutes to boot up,any ideas,also noticed is draining more battery,after checking on apple website,it says the maximun is 8 gb,but is running ok on 16,is it overkill?
I am looking for some help on upgrading my MBP to 16gb of ram. According to apple its only upgradable to 8gb, but many trusted websites have said the maximum is 16gb. OWC is a trusted company, however for some reason i just cant purchase any other ram other than Crucial. I have only ever purchased Crucial ram my whole life so purchasing any other ram would make me feel like im cheating on my girlfriend. Does Crucial offer ram that will work with my setup?
Originally posted from here: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.4-aluminum-13-mid-2010-unibody-specs.html "**Originally, both the official and actual maximum RAM was 8 GB. However, as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, if running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, updated with the latest EFI, and equipped with proper specification memory modules, this model can support up to 16 GB of RAM."
More info: http://blog.macsales.com/16302-some-2010-mac-owners-can-get-more-ram-than-they-thought
Thank you for your time
I was on crucial's site and I saw that the memory upgrade for my system (Late 2012 iMac i7 3.4GHz) was Crucial part # CT3650282. I was on Newegg's site and saw that they have similar memory but their part # is CT2K8G3S160BM. The specs look the same. Is this the same memory or is theirs compatible? I was going to purchase Parallels as well and they have a package deal. Just want to make sure it is comaptible fo rmy system.
I recently upgraded my mid-2010 Mac Mini to 8GB of Crucial RAM. Now, when my son runs his Elgato HD Game Capture device with our XBox 360, the Mac Mini crashes, typically within 5 minutes of starting the capture software.
Sometimes the crashes happen randomly while capturing game play / footage. Sometimes, the Mac crashes when exiting the capture session.
Prior to the Crucial memory upgrade I was running 4GB of factory Apple memory (installed when I purchased the Mac Mini in late 2010). We ran the Elgato Capture card for 2+ weeks without a single issue.
I've eliminated all other peripherals (like an Apogee Mic) from the mix, so it definitely does look like this is an issue tied to the memory upgrade.
Here are the details for my Mac Mini (which is running the latest firmware on Mountain Lion):