Memory

Memory sold by the Apple Online Store is guaranteed to be compatible with your Macintosh.

Select your Mac by family:

Current Families
Image Product Model
iMac (Fall 2013) iMac (Fall 2013) 27-inch
3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 - 3.5GHz Core i7
Mac mini (Fall 2012) Mac mini (Fall 2012) 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro (Summer 2012) MacBook Pro (Summer 2012) 15-inch, 13-inch
2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz & 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac Pro (Late 2013) 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 (Quad-Core and Dual GPU)
3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 (6-Core and Dual GPU)
Previous Families
Image Product Model
MacBook Pro (Winter & Fall 2011) MacBook Pro (Winter & Fall 2011) 17-inch, 15-inch, 13-inch
2.3GHz & 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
2.7GHz & 2.8 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7
2.0GHz - 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook (White Unibody - Fall 2009) MacBook (White Unibody - Fall 2009) 13-inch
2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (White Unibody - Spring 2010) MacBook (White Unibody - Spring 2010) 13-inch
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
iMac (Fall 2012) iMac (Fall 2012) 27-inch, 21.5-inch
2.7 - 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
MacBook Pro (Spring 2010) MacBook Pro (Spring 2010) 17-inch, 15-inch, 13-inch
2.4GHz - 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2.4GHz - 2.53GHz Intel Core i5
2.66GHz Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro (Summer 2009) MacBook Pro (Summer 2009) 17-inch, 15-inch, 13-inch
2.26 - 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
iMac (Fall 2009) iMac (Fall 2009) 27-inch, 21.5-inch
3.06 - 3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2.66- 2.8GHz Quad-Core
iMac (Spring 2011) iMac (Spring 2011) 27-inch, 21.5-inch
2.5 - 3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
2.8 - 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
iMac (Summer 2010) iMac (Summer 2010) 27-inch, 21,5-inch
3.06 - 3.20GHz Intel Core i3
3.60Ghz Intel Core i5
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Mac Pro (Summer 2010) Mac Pro (Summer 2010) One 2.80GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
One 3.20GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
Two 2.40GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
Two 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
Mac Pro (2009) Mac Pro (2009) 8-core with Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500 Series
Quad-core with Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3500 Series
1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMM
Mac mini Mac mini 2.4GHz - 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Mac mini Mac mini 2.3GHz - 2.5GHz Intel Core i5
2.7GHz Intel Core i7
2.0GHz Intel Core i7
Mac Pro (2006 - 2008) Mac Pro (2006 - 2008)
Xserve (Early 2009) Xserve (Early 2009) Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500
1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMM
Xserve (Early 2008) Xserve (Early 2008) Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400
800MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM
MacBook (White Enclosure) MacBook (White Enclosure) 13-inch
2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook Pro (Fall 2008, Early 2009) MacBook Pro (Fall 2008, Early 2009) 17-inch (Early 2009)
15-inch (Fall 2008)
2.4 - 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
iMac (Early 2009) iMac (Early 2009) 24-inch, 20-inch
2.66-3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
iMac (Anodized Aluminum) 2nd Generation Spring 2008 iMac (Anodized Aluminum) 2nd Generation Spring 2008 24-inch, 20-inch
2.0-2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
iMac (Anodized Aluminum) 1st Generation - Summer 2007 iMac (Anodized Aluminum) 1st Generation - Summer 2007
MacBook (Generation 6) MacBook (Generation 6) 13-inch white and aluminium unibody
2.0 to 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (Generation 5) MacBook (Generation 5) 13-inch
2.1 to 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (Generation 4) MacBook (Generation 4) 13-inch
4th Generation
2.0-2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (Generation 3) MacBook (Generation 3) 13-inch
3rd Generation
2.0-2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (Generation 2) MacBook (Generation 2) 13-inch
2nd Generation
1.83-2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook (Generation 1) MacBook (Generation 1) 13-inch
1st Generation
MacBook Pro (Spring & Fall 2007, Early 2008) MacBook Pro (Spring & Fall 2007, Early 2008) 17-inch, 15-inch
2.0-2.6 GHz
iMac (White enclosure with Intel) iMac (White enclosure with Intel) 20-inch, 17-inch
1.83 Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core Duo

What is my processor speed and type?

You can find your Mac's processor speed and description by selecting "About This Mac" under the Apple menu.

How much memory would Apple recommend?

  • Word processing, email, simple graphics: 1GB
  • Advanced graphics and gaming, photo editing: 2GB
  • Multimedia editing, 3-D modeling: 2GB+