MacWave RAM Tree

Abbrev: – RAM (Random Access Memory). DDR (Double Data Rate)

Things to note before Ram installation

  1. The model number and year of the Mac
  2. Ram size (Highest each Mac can use)

                 TABLE SHOWING RAM FOR DIFFERENT MAC MODELS, YEARS, TYPE, MINIMUM SPEED, STANDARD SIZE, AND MAXIMUM SIZE

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MODEL & YEAR Memory Type Min. Memory Speed Standard Memory Size Maximum Memory Size
 
A1181 13” Early 2006 (Duo core) PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz 512 MB 2 GB
A1181 13” Late 2006 (Core 2 Duo) 4 GB
A1181 13” Mid 2007 (Core 2 Duo) 1 GB
A1181 13” Late 2007 (Core 2 Duo) 6 GB
A1181 13” Early 2008 (Core 2 Duo)
A1181 13” Early 2009 (Core 2 Duo) 2 GB
A1278 13” Late 2008 Unibody (Core 2 Duo) PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz 2 GB 8 GB
A1342 13” Late 2009 (Core 2 Duo)
A1342 13” Mid 2010 (Core 2 Duo) 16 GB

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MODEL & YEAR

Memory Type

Min. Memory Speed

Standard Memory Size

Maximum Memory Size

A1150 15” Early 2006 (Core Duo)

PC2-5300 DDR2

667 MHz

512 MB

2 GB

A1151 17” Early 2006 (Core 2 Duo)

1 GB

2 GB

A1211 15” Late 2006 (Core 2 Duo)

4 GB

A1212 17” Late 2006 (Core 2 Duo)

2 GB

A1226 15” Mid/Late 2007 (Core 2 Duo)

6 GB

A1229 17” Mid/Late 2007 (Core 2 Duo)

A1260 15” Early 2008 (Core 2 Duo)

A1261 17” Early 2008 (Core 2 Duo)

A1286 15” inch Unibody Late 2008 (Core 2 Duo)

PC3-8500 DDR3

1066 MHz

4 GB

8 GB

A1286 15” inch Unibody Early 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

A1297 17” inch Unibody Early 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

A1278 13” Mid 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

2 GB

8 GB

A1286 15” Mid 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

4 GB

 

8 GB

A1297 17” Mid 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

A1278 13” Mid 2010 (Core 2 Duo)

A1286 15” Mid 2010 (Core i5)

A1297 17” Mid 2010 (Core i5/ i7)

A1278 13” Early 2011 (Core i5)

PC3-10600 DDR3

1333 MHz

16 GB

A1286 15” Early 2011 (Core i7)

A1297 17” Early 2011 (Core i7)

A1278 13” Late 2011 (Core i5)

A1286 15” Late 2011 (Core i7)

A1297 17” Late 2011 (Core i7)

A1278 13” Mid 2012 (Core i5)

PC3-12800 DDR3L

1600 MHz

8 GB

A1286 15” Mid 2012 (Core i7)

iMACS

MODEL & YEAR

Memory Type

Min. Memory Speed

Standard Memory Size

Maximum Memory Size

A1224 20” Mid 2007 (Core 2 Duo)

PC2-5300 DDR2

667 MHz

1 GB

6 GB

A1225 24” Mid 2007 (Core 2 Duo)

A1224 20” Early 2008 (Core 2 Duo)

PC2-6400 DDR2

800 MHz

2 GB

A1225 24” Early 2008 (Core 2 Duo)

A1224 20” Early 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

PC3-8500 DDR3

1066 MHz

8 GB

A1225 24” Early 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

4 GB

A1224 20” Mid 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

1 GB

A1311 21.5” Late 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

4 GB

16 GB

A1312 27” Late 2009 (Core 2 Duo)

A1311 21.5” Mid 2010 (Core i3)

PC3-10600 DDR3

1333 MHz

A1312 27” Mid 2010 (Core i3)

A1311 21.5” Mid 2011 (Core i5/ i7)

32 GB

A1312 27” Mid 2011 (Core i5/ i7)

A1418 21.5” Late 2012 (Core i5/ i7)

PC3-12800 DDR3

1600 MHz

8 GB

16 GB

A1419 27” Late 2012 (Core i5/ i7)

32 GB

A1418 21.5” Early 2013 (Core i5)

4 GB

16 GB

A1418 21.5” Late 2013 (Core i5/ i7)

8 GB

16 GB

A1419 27” Late 2013 (Core i5/ i7)

32 GB

A1419 27” Late 2014 (Core i5/ i7)

A1419 27” Mid 2015 (Core i5)

A1419 27” Late 2015 (Core i5/ i7)

PC3-14900 DDR3

1867 MHz

64 GB

A1418 21.5” Mid 2017 (Core i5)

PC4-17000 DDR4

2133 MHz

16 GB

A1418 21.5” Mid 2017 (Core i7)

PC4-19200 DDR4

2400 MHz

32 GB

A1419 27” Late 2015 (Core i5/ i7)

64 GB

A1419 27” Mid 2017 (Core i5/ i7)

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