Upgrading MBP RAM mid 2012 non-retina 2.6GHz core i7

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  1. Mac9346 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I wish to ask if it is possible to upgrade the RAM of a MBP 15" min 2012 non retina. I have a 8GB Ram at the moment and I wish to upgrade this to 16GB. Is this possible does the machine supports 16GB RAM? It is 2.6GHz and Intel core i7. Can this overload the machine or can it have any bad consequences?

    Thanking you in advance
     
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  3. Mac9346 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Thanks for your reply. :)

    But why apple says that the maximum memory that can be installed is 8GB?

    My worries are, do I damage the machine somehow if I install 16GB memory?
     
  4. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    No, tons of people have 16 GB of RAM in their non-Retinas.(myself included) Apple probably keeps this hush-hush to make the retinas look more desirable.

    Heck, the non-retinas could probably take 32 Gigs of RAM if someone started making 16GB ram chips.
     
  5. Mac9346 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for the information. So I will be soon upgrading my MBP to a 16GB memory. Thanks again. :):):)
     

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