Which new RAM kit in 15" MBP mid 2010?

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  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM of my mid 2010 15" MBP...

    I will get a Crucial kit...I checked on the Apple website and it says that I can install 8GB max?

    I was looking to buy a 16GB kit. Is this possible? Which type do I need? Is the 204p PC3 12800 1600 going to work or is the 204p PC3 8500 enough? Price between the two is very similar, just wanted to buy the fastest available as this will be the last upgrade (along with a Samsung EVO SSD :) ).

    I will also install Mavericks.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. parajba, Feb 1, 2014
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    parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which new RAM kit in 15" MBP mid 2010?

    Forgot to add, according to what i found on the Internet looks like the 15"/17" can only accept a maximum of 8GB whereas the 13" works unofficially with 16GB...

    Even if it's the case, will I be limited to the 8500 RAM model?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    It will max at 8GB, it's 1066MHz DDR3 (PC3-8500)

    THIS is what I have in mine. Originally purchased in 2011 for my 2008 Unibody MacBook, then moved to my 2010 Pro.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Early 2011 and later models of the cMBP support 16 GB of RAM unofficially. The 2010 models support 8 GB officially and actually.
     
  5. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks both for the kind replies.

    Looks like I'm stuck with 8GB (which is still plenty for my needs tbh).

    I guess my 2010 cMBP will only accept the PC3 8500?
     
  6. xtremesniper macrumors newbie

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    Correct. I haven't tried putting in any newer/faster RAM but if you did it should regulate itself to the lower speed, however I can't really confirm that myself.
     
  7. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks again, l
    the 8500 is cheaper, will get this one and call it a day :)
     

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