How to Install Your New Mac Ram/Memory

Before upgrading memory


Make sure that the memory you plan to use is compatible with your computer. To identify your Mac's model, use the information in FAQS

If you haven't ordered your ram yet, buy it from MacRam and it should be with you within a few days!

Listed below are the types of Macs and the corresponding link to find the respective instruction manual on the Apple website.

iMac Pro Ram/Memory Video Installation Instructions


MacBook Ram/Memory Installation Instructions

MacBook (All Models)


Macbook Pro Ram/Memory Installation Instructions

Macbook Pro (All Models)


iMac Ram/Memory Installation Guide

iMac (All Models)



• Installation on the iMac Models below are tricky and it may take up to 60 minutes to finish the installation. We recommend getting help from an expert as it requires taking out the screen and you could possibly destroy your computer if something wrong happens.

• For iMac 13,1 (21.5-inch, Late 2012), iMac 14,1 (21.5-inch, Late 2013) and iMac 14,3 (21.5-inch, Late 2013) please refer to this video.

• For iMac 18,1 (21.5-inch, Mid 2017) i5 and iMac 18,2 (Retina 4k, 21.5 inch, Mid 2017) i5-i7 please refer to this video.


MacMini Ram/Memory Installation Manual

Mac Mini (All Models)


Mac Pro Ram/Memory Installation Instructions

Mac Pro (Mid 2012), Quad-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2012), 6-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2012), 12-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Quad-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), 6-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), 8-core

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), 12-core

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Quad-core

Mac Pro (Early 2009), 8-core

Mac Pro (Early 2008)

Mac Pro (8-core)

Mac Pro (Original)


With these easy installation links, you can upgrade the memory of your Apple Mac all by yourself. The instructions are accompanied by pictures, so it should be pretty straightforward. If you think it could be beyond your comfort level or skill level, just contact your local Mac support person. They'll be able to install the ram for you.


If you're having problems installing your new RAM, please follow our troubleshooting guide