What do I need to know when buying memory for my Mac?

First thing you need to know is your Mac model and series, processor and capacity and year of make ( for example Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (21.5-inch - DDR3) Late 2009 ).

Then you need to determine, what type of memory is supported by your Mac ( it could be DDR,DDR2 or DDR3 ). You can easily find out this information by following step by step guide below:

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 Apple menu. The profile will tell you what kind of memory and how much memory is in your system.

STEP 1:   Open the Apple menu ( do this by click on Apple icon located in left hand side upper corner )
Open the Apple menu, and then select About This Mac.



STEP 2:   Select "System report..."



STEP 3:   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 Memory selector tool, such as your Mac model, model identifier, system serial number, CPU type/speed, and total memory capacity. (picture above is for illustration purpose only and actual info on your Mac may be different, depends of your Mac model)


STEP 4:   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 memory. ( picture above is for illustration purpose only and actual info on your Mac may be different, depends of your Mac model ( it is 667 or 800MHz if you have DDR2 model, or 1067, 1333 or 1600MHz for DDR3 models) )




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• Increases system performance

• Compatible with Mac systems

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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


• DDR3 modules include lead

and halogen-free technology

• Limited lifetime warranty**



DDR3 modules only

** Limited lifetime warranty valid everywhere except Germany. In Germany, warranty is limited to ten years from date of purchase.




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