For Mac users, Memory is Crucial
Mac systems can run even better with a memory upgrade from Crucial. Our Apple memory is certified, OEM-quality, and guaranteed compatible. It's also surprisingly affordable.
Mac users demand the best — and Crucial delivers.
Our reliability and quality make Crucial memory ideal for any Mac system upgrade. Easy to find, easy to buy, and easy to install, Crucial's Apple-compatible memory is rigorously tested and comes from a division of one of the largest DRAM manufacturers in the world.
A trusted name
With over a decade in the DRAM business, Crucial is a recognized name in memory products. We are price-competitive, high-quality, and reliable. And we back our products with industry-leading warranties and outstanding service and support.
Crucial Apple Memory offerings:
- DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 options
- Certified FBDIMM modules
- Legacy memory for older systems
Finding a compatible upgrade? That's easy.
A simple RAM upgrade gives your Mac a boost – for a fraction of the price of a new system. That means you can enjoy more speed, effortless multitasking, an enhanced multimedia experience, and more. A DRAM upgrade is an affordable way to boost Mac performance — our Mac System Scanner will tell you what you have, and what you need. Crucial offers OEM-quality memory for Apple systems, old and new.
How do you find a compatible upgrade? Start with our innovative Mac System Scanner.
In just a couple of clicks, you'll find the system and upgrade options that meet your needs and your budget.
Still unsure? Here's a handy alternative to the Mac System Scanner.
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 Applemenu. The profile will tell you what kind of memory and how much memory is in your system.
- Open the Apple menu
Open the Apple menu, and then select About This Mac.
- Select "More Info..."
The About This Mac screen opens. Click the More Info ... button.
- Hardware overview
The System Profile screen opens, showing the Hardware Overview. The Hardware Overview provides you with all the information you will need to use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool, such as your Mac model, CPU type/speed, and total memory capacity.
- Current memory information
In the Contents section on the left side of the screen, click Memory.
The Memory Slot information appears, showing your current memory configuration. This information helps you determine which slots are filled with which type of memory, and how many slots are still available to install new Crucial memory.
Make the connection.
Want to connect with other Mac users? Join the Crucial Community and participate on our lively Mac Forum. You can post questions, share ideas, or provide insight. Start by registering here. Once you're a member of the Community, you can start posting.
Installing memory is easy, even for the computer novice. To see how it's done, check out our handy installation guides. If you have any concerns, our friendly technical support folks are just a phone call away.
Check out our Mac installation guides. (Find your Mac system in the right hand menu.)
Or, MacBook users can watch our installation video.
When should you upgrade your Mac memory?
- You can hear your system "churning," and you spend a lot of time looking at the spinning beach ball or bouncing icons in the dock.
- You're upgrading your operating system
- You're installing memory-intensive software, like photo-editing or animation packages.
- You're adding hardware to your system.
- You've purchased a new Mac that came with too little system memory.