Get my Macbook Pro 7,1 to take 16GB ram?

veo321

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May 12, 2009
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I was wondering how I would go about making my Macbook Pro 7,1 (Mid 2010) be able to handle 16GB of ram. I've seen people do it, I just don't know how.
 

SpyderBite

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Oct 4, 2011
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Don't know if that model will take 16gb or not. Don't see why not based on the type of ram it comes with stock. I have 16gb in my 2012 13" MBP but that's a different configuration.
 

veo321

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May 12, 2009
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My friend managed to get 16gb ram to run on his 2009 MacBook which has a max of 6GB. So I know it's possible, I just don't know how.
 

ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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My friend managed to get 16gb ram to run on his 2009 MacBook which has a max of 6GB. So I know it's possible, I just don't know how.
It is not possible, no matter what you do. Your friend is either lying to you or he hacked the firmware, which someone with an engineering major might be able to.