Can I upgrade to 16GB Ram?

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  1. dilgit macrumors regular

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    I'm fascinated by why you would actually want this amount of RAM.

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  4. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the latest MacBook Pro 13" 2011, i7 2.7GHz, 250GB SSD, 8GB Ram.
     
  5. fingerman macrumors member

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    Apparently you can, the slots will take up to 8GB each.

    I was looking into this earlier (on here) as it had been posted.

    Don't the 8GB cost a small fortune tho?
     
  6. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can. Provided you don't mind spending the ~$1420 with OWC, that is.
     
  7. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    tooo save a thread
    what is the max for a 2010 15'' macbook pro?
    currently I am at 8gb.

    thanks
     
  8. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    The 2011 15" MBP can also take 16GB. But why you would want it idk....
     
  9. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    no reason really 8 is more than fine i only use 5gb of it lol, but I get it super cheap so its good to know.
     
  10. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    8 GB for a 2010.
     
  11. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    The memory you linked us to is DESKTOP memory, NO it will not fit.

    No one noticed this?
     
  12. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not you, so I don't know what kind of use your MBP is getting. But, if 8GB is doing well, there is no point in upgrading. An 8GB stick of 1333MHz laptop RAM is well over $500 (from what I know, at least). If you do need the upgrade, but it's not urgent, then wait a while. 2x4GB is around $80. My guess is that it won't be too long before 8GB sticks are much more reasonably priced.
     
  13. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    i use my 8gb up all the time and i wouldn't mind 16gb for super cheap. hook it up:cool:
     
  14. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    16gb would come in handy for heavy users of adobe creative suit, 3d software, VMs, etc. Cost/benefit ratio in a laptop is iffy at this point, but it will become commonplace. To think otherwise is to ignore the historical precedent of 30 years of computer progress. :p
     
  15. Chiuy macrumors 6502

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    16 GB memory is compatible with the MacBook Pro 2011 and newer.
    It's just that... it's extremely hard to find 2x 8GB and even if you do, it'll cost $1000. (Cause it's extremely difficult to put that much ram into that small chip for a laptop)

    And that ram you just showed us was a desktop ram, not a laptop ram.

    Besides, why would you want 16GB ram? It's not going to make it run faster unless you're running 1000+ tabs, running and rendering a HD video 1080p, photoshop, etc.
     

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