What is the real max RAM for a MBP mid-2010 6,2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rhimbo, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. rhimbo macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2009
    Hello folks,

    I've been searching the internet for some answer to the question:
    "What is the real (not Apple official position) limit of RAM supported in a MacBookPro6,2 mid-2010"?

    The relevant specs for my system are shown in the attached screen grabs of various system information panels.

    Many thanks in advance....

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  2. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Why not checkout everymac.com?
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    According to Mactracker (pretty good source), the maximum RAM for your MacBookPro6,2 (15-inch, mid-2010) is 8GB.
    That is also true for the 17-inch mid 2010.
    (The 13-inch, mid 2010, on the other hand, can go up to 16GB - different chipset, different memory controller)

    So, your screen shots show your MacBookPro with correct maximum of 8GB installed.

    I checked with some other good memory suppliers, data memory systems, Macsales.com, and Crucial. All agree about the 8GB limit on your 15-inch, 2010 MBPro.

    BTW, the next newer 2011 models will accept 8GB x 2, but not the 2010...
  4. coraregina macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2017
    DeltaMac is correct, the 15-inch 2010 systems have an 8GB max. It simply won't work if you try to put 16GB in there, you'll just end up with a kernel panic when you try to boot, or at least when you try to boot normally. You can boot into safe mode with 16GB installed, apparently, but I've never tried personally.

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