16gb of ram in a mid 2010 macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Papst1981, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Papst1981 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    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
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    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.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It won't work because your chipset cannot address that much memory, it's a hardware limitation.

    You can have 8GB, max.

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