Crucial 8GB (2x 4GB) CL11 DDR3L-1600 PC3L-12800 1.35V / 1.5V DR x8 204-pin SODIMM RAM Kit for Mac (or PC)
This 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 MT/s Dual rank, x8 configuration RAM kit for Mac (or PC) from Crucial is for use in DDR3L compatible systems and operates at 1600 MT/s with an overall transfer rate of PC3L-12800.
This RAM kit also operates at a standard voltage of 1.35V / 1.5V with a CAS Latency of CL11, and is designed to allow you to run more applications simultaneously, switch between them faster, and provide a smoother computing experience.
|Capacity||8GB (2x 4GB)|
|Speed||DDR3L-1600 - 1600MT/s - PC3L-12800|
|Voltage||1.35V / 1.5V|
|Form Factor||204-pin SODIMM|
|Pieces in Kit||2|
You can verify the compatibility of this RAM kit in a number of ways:
- Use the RamCity Finder to see all guaranteed compatible RAM upgrades for your brand and model system or motherboard
- Search online to see if this product is on the QVL (Qualified Vendor List) for your system or motherboard
- Contact one of our Upgrade Evangelists for an expert opinion
Guaranteed Mac Compatible
This RAM kit has been specially designed and proven in Crucial's MAC lab and is guaranteed to meet or exceed all Apple specifications. To check compatibility and RAM upgrade options in your Mac, look up your specific model in our dedicated Apple Mac section, and don't be surprised if you can actually upgrade your Mac with double the amount of RAM that was originally specified by Apple.
Here at RamCity we've been upgrading Mac's since 2004 and have experts ready to answer your questions. Just contact us if you need help!
Why is the speed of this RAM kit shown as 1600 MT/s instead of 1600 Mhz?
When it comes to measuring DDR RAM speed, MT/s and MHz are used interchangeably, which is not actually correct.
DDR stands for double data rate which means data is transfers on both the rising and falling edges of the clock signal. Meaning that the transfer rate is roughly twice the speed of the I/O bus clock. This RAM kit runs at 800MHz per second, but the effective rate is 1600 megatransfers per second (MT/s) because there are 800 million rising edges per second and 800 million falling edges per second of a clock signal running at 800 MHz.
Dual Voltage for Newer and Older systems
This RAM kit supports voltages of both 1.35V and 1.5V. If your original installed memory is 1.5V and you are adding a dual-voltage 1.35V/1.5V module to an open DIMM slot, this dual-voltage RAM kit will operate at 1.5V, not 1.35V. If all installed memory modules are dual-voltage 1.35V/1.5V and the system supports DDR3L (1.35V low voltage), then this RAM kit will run at 1.35V.
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