16gb of ram in a mid 2010 macbook pro?

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

  1. Papst1981 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    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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