16 gb of ram in my macbook?

arven1231

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Hello,
I uderstand that some macbook pros (specs will be down below) can be upgraded to 16 gb even though apple says other wise but i was wondering if my macbook can handle it because it's a special order mac (one of the features it has is 750 gb of solid state storage but thats the main difference) my specs are 2.9 GHz Intel core i7, and the memory is 8gb 1600 MHz DDR3.
I wanted to know your guys opinion before i purchased two 8 gb ram cards.
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These macs can be upgraded to 16 gb of ram
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
 

jdphoto

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Hello,
I uderstand that some macbook pros (specs will be down below) can be upgraded to 16 gb even though apple says other wise but i was wondering if my macbook can handle it because it's a special order mac (one of the features it has is 750 gb of solid state storage but thats the main difference) my specs are 2.9 GHz Intel core i7, and the memory is 8gb 1600 MHz DDR3.
I wanted to know your guys opinion before i purchased two 8 gb ram cards.
_______________________________________________________________
These macs can be upgraded to 16 gb of ram
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
What model of macbook pro do you have? (ex. 15-inch, Late 2012) Also retina or non retina?
 

Bruno09

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Hello,

which model of Mac ?

From your spec. I guess it's a Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2012, model identifier 9,2, right ?

This model accepts up to 16 GB.

Maximum Memory 16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)
Memory Slots 2 - 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM


(source : Mactracker)

(NB : you can not upgrade the RAM on Retina models)
 

maflynn

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If its retina, then you cannot upgrade your ram, since its soldered.

If its fairly new and not retina, then you should be able too
 

saturnotaku

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Hello,
(one of the features it has is 750 gb of solid state storage but thats the main difference)
This implies to me that you have a model with the Retina display. If that's the case, you are out of luck as far as upgrades go as the RAM is soldered on to the logic board.
 

GGJstudios

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This implies to me that you have a model with the Retina display. If that's the case, you are out of luck as far as upgrades go as the RAM is soldered on to the logic board.
The 2.9GHz i7 appeared in both a retina and non-retina MBP. The 750GB SSD could have been added by the OP in the non-retina model. I don't recall if there was a 750GB option for the retina MBP in 2012.
 

SL4VE

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your list is inaccurate, most i5 or i7 cannot be upgraded especially if their retina than you cannot.
 

arven1231

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Dec 5, 2014
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I believe My MacBook pro is mid 2012 not a retina

P.S. thanks for all the replies
 

arven1231

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Go to /about this Mac, "more infos".

The answer to your question depends on what exact model you have.
my specs are 2.9 GHz Intel core i7, and the memory is 8gb 1600 MHz DDR3. It's not a retina and it's mid 2012
 

Bruno09

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----> Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2012, model identifier : 9,2

Maximum Memory : 16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)
Memory Slots : 2 - 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM

(source : Mactracker)
 

gr8tfly

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Mid-2012 13" non Retina: definitely will take two 8 GB SODIMMs DDR3 1600 MHz. (16 GB per MacTracker, or you can also check Crucial's configurator at their site if you need further conformation).

Just did that very thing with bro-in law's new machine (along with 512 Crucial SSD MX100). Bought Crucial 16 GB RAM kit from Amazon for $134 just about a week ago (actuall on Black Friday, because I remember seeing I got another $15 off the 512 GB Crucial SSD).