5 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2016 1:03 PM by preprointel

    Is this RAM compatible for NUC5i5RYH: Crucial CT8G3S160BM.C16FER / CT2C8G3S160BMCEU (8GB x2)?

    hobbsy

      Hello,

       

      I have just purchased an Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH

      http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/nuc5i5ryh

      https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc5i5ryh.html?wapkw=nuc5i5ryh

       

      I looked at which RAM was compatible in the list on Intel's website here:

      http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034982.htm

       

      I see two listings for Crucial memory:

      Crucial* CT8G3S160BM 8 GB 1600 MHz

      Crucial CT51264BF160BJ 4 GB 1600 MHz

       

       

      With this in mind I made the following purchase from Dabs in the UK a couple of days ago:

       

      NUC5i5RYH Core i5 5250U 1.6GHz LAN WLAN BT HD Graphics 6000

      Quicklinx: B3ZMAW00 | Mfr#: BOXNUC5i5RYH

      http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-nuc5i5ryh-core-i5-5250u-1-6ghz-lan-wlan-bt-hd-graphics-6000-B3ZM.html

       

      and

       

      16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 204pin SODIMM CL11 Mac 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 204pin SODIMM CL11 Mac

      Quicklinx: 891MAW00 | Mfr#: CT2C8G3S160BMCEU

      http://www.dabs.com/products/crucial-16gb--2-x-8gb--ddr3-1600mhz-pc3-12800-204pin-sodimm-cl11-mac-891M.html

       

       

      Is this RAM compatible? Further Googling after clicking buy has lead me to believe I might have made a mistake.

       

      I have received my order today but before I unwrap the boxes (and make it harder to return) I wanted to check...

       

      I have just run the compatibility check on Crucial's website (thought I had already done this pre-purchase) but it actually shows up as incompatible

      http://uk.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10153&categoryId=&productId=11647&urlLangId=-1&langId=-1&top_category=&parent_category_rn=&storeId=10153

       

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      The memory I received from Dabs has this on the inside of the plastic box:

      8GB DDR3L - 1600 SODIMM MAC

      CT2C8G3S160BMCEU

      6000043752

      243810

      barcode: 6 49528 76213 9

       

      the invididual RAM sticks inside have this printed on the Crucial sticker on them:

      CT8G3S160BM.C16FER

      8GB DDR3L - 1600 SODIMM MAC

      FH114DV.5L

      201443

      235043

       

      Dabs own sticker on the outisde of the plastic box says:

      16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800

      204pin SODIMM CL11 Mac

      M Code: CT2C8G3S160BMCEU Crucial

       

       

       

       

      TL:DR

      It looks like the individual code for each RAM stick (CT8G3S160BM) matches up with Intel's compatibility list, but Crucial's own checker says it wont work. Who is correct?

       

      I haven't opened up the NUC or the memory yet so any advice would be appreciated

       

      (ps. I searched the forum and found the following comment from sylvia_intel in reference to a different NUC (D54250WYK) - "Guys the memory that was tested in our labs, but it did not pass was the Crucial CT8G3S160BM. It was already removed from the list." I don't know if that comment is relevant as it is regarding a different NUC model but thought I'd mention it anyway

      https://communities.intel.com/message/221064#221064/message/221064#221064

      )