16gb of ram in a mid 2010 macbook pro?

Papst1981

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Feb 24, 2011
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I work with a lot of large format photoshop files and could use the extra ram. I have a mid 2010 15" macbook pro Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7. I've seen that there is a 16gb upgrade for the 2011's. Just wondering if or why that that upgrade wouldn't work with my computer. Im using OSX Lion
 

grapes911

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From memory, I believe 8 GB is the max on that machine.

Try crucial.com. You can select Apple --> MacBook Pro --> What ever you machine is, and it will give you the exact specs and max memory.
 

snaky69

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I work with a lot of large format photoshop files and could use the extra ram. I have a mid 2010 15" macbook pro Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7. I've seen that there is a 16gb upgrade for the 2011's. Just wondering if or why that that upgrade wouldn't work with my computer. Im using OSX Lion
It won't work because your chipset cannot address that much memory, it's a hardware limitation.

You can have 8GB, max.