Max RAM a hardware limitation on mid-2010?

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  1. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    Everywhere says "max 8GB" of RAM in the 2010 MBP, but is this a hardware limitation or software limitation?

    I've got a mid-2010 2.8GHz 15" MBP. OWC and all other references say 8GB max (which is what I have).

    Is that a limitation of the motherboard, or something else?

    I routinely max out 8GB, so I'd definitely like to go with more if possible.
     
  2. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bummer. No workaround then. Thanks for the info!

    Oh well.
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    There is no such thing as a software limitation once you have 64bit OS.
    Not a practical one at least.

    If it doesn't support it is always due to the chipset or logicboard, which means there is nothing to do about it.
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14130876#post14130876

    ;-)

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    Or it is a problem with the EFI-version:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/07...-support-for-8-gb-ram-on-late-2008-notebooks/
     
  5. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    As they are soldered onto the logic board, there is no way.
    You can always sell your current MBP and look for a used or refurbished 2011 MBP.
     
  7. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nah, too much hassle.

    I don't know what my current computer is worth, but I bet it's not going to be worth the same amount as a refurb 2011.
     
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