iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) Ivy Bridge support DDR3L 1.35v RAM

Nov 4, 2014
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Hello, I took several days looking and can not find the solution to my problem. I'll expand the RAM on my computer using 2 modules 8GB (more current 8GB = 24GB total), I wonder if this model of RAM is compatible with my computer, if recommended or you know of a better option. I've already seen my iMac uses a DDR3 memory 1.5v and looking through the forum I have seen that there are teams that can use DDR3L 1.35v.

I detail my computer specs: iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) with 3.4 GHz processor Intel Core i7 with 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce 2048 GTX 680MX MB.

I found this [URL=""]Kingston HyperX memory Impact Black[/URL] dual voltage (1.35v-1.5v) DDR3L do not know if I will have any problems or if I can actually use. The recommended for iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) Haswell but says at no time be compatible with Ivy Bridge 2012 models.

I would appreciate your help a lot because I do not want to gamble for ignorance in the matter. Thanks in advance !! ;)


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Keller, Texas
Your Mac's Specs
2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
Your model iMac (Late 2012 27") uses:

Maximum Memory 32 GB
Memory Slots 4 - 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM

The Late 2013 27" iMac uses:

Maximum Memory 32 GB
Memory Slots 4 - 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM

You can readily see that both the 2012 and 2013 models use the same exact memory and configuration. You can draw your own conclusion from that.

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