Crucial ram memory 16GB kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800,1600MHz for 2012 Apple Macbook Pro's, 2012 iMac's, and 2011 / 2012 Mac mini's Sold by majestic deals and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Crucial ram memory 16GB kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800,1600MHz for 2012 Apple Macbook Pro's, 2012 iMac's, and 2011 / 2012 Mac mini's Sold by majestic deals and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 9th Apr 2016
A bit of a niche deal this, but this is one of the best ways to increase the speed of your 2012 Mac Mini or MacBook Pro. This is the lowest price according to Camel Camel Camel.

Excellent reviews, Apple approved memory. Shame you can't do this on newer Apple computers

Can also be used with other laptops/computers that aren't Apple but take the same specs

Increases system performance Compatible with Mac systems Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality Meets or exceeds Apple's own quality requirements Easy installation Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8 GB DDR3 modules include lead and halogen-free technology
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Had this kit and both chips gave memory errors
A friend had a crucial kit in her mac too with the same problem
Crucial's quality has gone down
How is it for Apple? Will it not work in other laptops?
I got probably the same set of memory half year ago and on native clocking their where giving lots of errors now and then. under-clocking helped a lot but you don't buy PC-12800 ram to run as PC-10600

PS. i was using this memory in Acer v3 with modded bios, mod is not necessary to use this memory in PC but it is to down-clock it
Edited by: "NeoRegia" 9th Apr 2016
kruger1

How is it for Apple? Will it not work in other laptops?



It's for any computer that takes this type of memory, however Apple computers are known for being a little picky on what memory you use, so this memory is certified by Apple as being compatible with their machines.
You can get crucial cheaper if you you buy an 8gb @ £24.97, again on Amazon:

Crucial CT102464BF160B 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35 V 1024 Meg x 64 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006YG8X9Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_CancxbFNC11X8

Had it running in my mb pro late 2011 for a good couple of weeks now, used everyday, with no issues and makes a huge difference.
Looks like my old ThinkPad (2012) can use this kit. So, the deal should say 'Also works with Apple', and not 'For Apple'. Shame, that applephils don't know that there are other laptops exist
kruger1

Looks like my old ThinkPad (2012) can use this kit. So, the deal should … Looks like my old ThinkPad (2012) can use this kit. So, the deal should say 'Also works with Apple', and not 'For Apple'. Shame, that applephils don't know that there are other laptops exist



That's a very good point, when I get off my iPhone and onto my MacBook I'll change the description
cwilkie76

You can get crucial cheaper if you you buy an 8gb @ £24.97, again on … You can get crucial cheaper if you you buy an 8gb @ £24.97, again on Amazon:Crucial CT102464BF160B 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35 V 1024 Meg x 64 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006YG8X9Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_CancxbFNC11X8Had it running in my mb pro late 2011 for a good couple of weeks now, used everyday, with no issues and makes a huge difference.



The difference being that this deal is for 'Apple Approved' memory, which will inevitably bump the price up a bit. I've used non standard memory in my older MBP's with only a few of them causing issues like non-booting and kernel panics.
Lippo999

The difference being that this deal is for 'Apple Approved' memory, which … The difference being that this deal is for 'Apple Approved' memory, which will inevitably bump the price up a bit. I've used non standard memory in my older MBP's with only a few of them causing issues like non-booting and kernel panics.



Can't really put that much on 'Apple approved' it's made by the same people, in the same way just hasn't been assessed/tested by Apple.
Think it needs to be DDR3L to be compatible with most macs that are 2011 onwards to be fair since they need the lower voltage
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR3-SODIMM-Memory-Module/dp/B007B5S52C

I'm using this is my MBP 2012, now I'm not an exper but I can't see a great deal of difference between this and the OP and its £6 cheaper
get them in cex for half that price,cold.
cheesybeanzz74

get them in cex for half that price,cold.



Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest I could find is a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM for £22.
Flambo

Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest … Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest I could find is a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM for £22.


Yeh just keep checking stock.(_;)
cheesybeanzz74

Yeh just keep checking stock.(_;)



Good stuff. If they're in stock - put a deal on here. if they're not in stock, then this is the best deal at this time. HUKD's and all that
Flambo

Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest … Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest I could find is a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM for £22.


No, it's not true. CEX do have a website and this is search results for 8GB DDR3
https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?sortOn=sellprice_asc&stext=ddr3+8+gb+204&section=
Cheapest is £22 per 8Gb (so £44 for 16GB), but CEX are not very good at listing things so there is no way to tell if it is 1.5V or 1.35V.

EDIT: Also, while matched pairing is seldom important it is nice to get two SoDIMMs which are from the same manufacturer and the only way to ensure that with CEX would be finding them in a branch as their mail order (remember, postage + £2.50) cannot guarantee that.
Edited by: "Gkains" 10th Apr 2016
How fortuitous. Voted hot and bought after reading the reviews. Thanks OP
kristoff

How fortuitous. Voted hot and bought after reading the reviews. Thanks OP


Or you could have taken the advice above and waited for the imaginary CEX second hand stuff, possibly mismatched and not guaranteed to be the same Apple friendly spec! X)
Lippo999

Or you could have taken the advice above and waited for the imaginary … Or you could have taken the advice above and waited for the imaginary CEX second hand stuff, possibly mismatched and not guaranteed to be the same Apple friendly spec! X)



Indeed :-)
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