Possible to upgrade 16gb RAM Macbook 2015

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pjny, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    i remember about 6 years ago when I got my Macbook Pro 13" Apple said max ram was 8gb but i was able to install 16gb ram.

    Is there anyway to upgrade the 2015/16 Macbook 12" to 16gb RAM. I looked at 2017 macbook and it is not worth $2k upgrade as it still has 480p webcam, 5gbps instead of 10gbps, and not that much faster performance.

    However, I find I need 16gb to operate my image processing apps.
  2. Ynk macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2013
    It's not possible, the ram is soldered directly to the logic board.
  3. iliasp macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2013
    The right question would be "is it possible to fit a logic board from a 2017 model in a 2016 chassis"?
  4. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    6 years ago, Apple sold MacBooks with upgradeable RAM. They don't now. I thought that was commonly known, especially with a computer such as the 12" MacBook.
  5. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Can't it be ripped out of the logic board and new one soldered in? Assuming you know somebody with experience?

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