Mid-2010 Macbook Pro memory and max res

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by David2144, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. David2144 macrumors member

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    Have a mid-2010 macbook pro that I want to keep for a bit longer. Use a lot of memory intensive programs such as aperture and multiple tabs of chrome.

    Currently have 8GB of ram and want to move up to 16GB. I know my machine supports 1067MHz ram but can I also use 1333MHz modules?

    And what's up with these: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/16GB-DDR3-PC...?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item5647821f22&_uhb=1

    Does anyone know if these rams are trustworthy and if there is any brand behind them?

    Also, can I use a 4K display via displayport? How about an LG 34UM95?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    AFAIK, on the 2010 models, only the 13" with the latest firmware will accept 16GB, the 15's will not. You haven't mentioned which exact model you have so that's just a heads up.

    Apple states the max external display resolution is 2560x1600. Can you go higher? Maybe so. I don't think a display with a higher resolution existed back in 2010, so perhaps the specs simply never have been updated.
     
  3. David2144 thread starter macrumors member

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    Have a 13" with mavericks running.
     
  4. David2144 thread starter macrumors member

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    Activity Monitor

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    So this is with chrome and some apps running. Is 16gb gonna make a difference? already have an SSD.
     
  5. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    Your memory pressure is in the green so I don't think extra RAM will make a difference.



    Barney
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Yes. You will have even less memory pressure. As memory pressure isn't remotely a problem at the moment though I can't see it making any difference to the experience...
     
  7. David2144 thread starter macrumors member

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    Max Res

    So does anybody know the best display I can get for this laptop? How about a 4K tv?
     

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