MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

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Bit Baby

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hello,

 

I have a Macbook Pro 15", Mid 2010

2.4 GHz Intel Core i5

4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

 

Will I be able to install 16GB RAM on here?

 

Thanks.

Community Manager

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi Sahmad,

 

Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, it appears that the MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel core i5 can only utilize 8GB of RAM. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Kilobyte Kid

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi,

 

My Macbook pro 13" (late/2011 - mid 2012) had 4GB (2x4). I recently got two new Crucial Memories of 8GB (so a total of 16GB)

I read in this forum that my Macbook should support 16GB. However, after installing the new memories, it won't turn on.

 

It will only work with one of the old memories (2GB) plus one of the new ones (8GB). So, 10GB.

 

Could someone tell me why aren't the two 8GB (16GB) memories working together?

 

Thank you!

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Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi iveypole,

 

I've responded to your private message now.

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Kilobyte Kid

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

I have an 13-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro and I purchased an SSD and 16GB RAM form Crucial about 2 months ago. Ever since, I've been having problems. My computer crashes a lot and the fan goes on a lot.

Bit Baby

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Same here. I have a late 2011 15" MacBookPro i5 2.2Ghz

 

Bought 16GB kit for an upgrade following advice from crucial and amazon/crucial.

 

Ever since problems.. system hangs every now and then... problems with multitasking.

 

So maybe for light tasks it's ok, but I do a lot of heavy video rendering and it just a failure.

 

So 16GB kit from crucial IS NOT fully compatible with MacBook Pro '2011.

 

Lost 200 bucks.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Bit Baby

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Exacly the same here. However my purchase was ten months ago.

Bit Baby

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi There

I just installed two 8 gb DDR3L Crucial in my MacBook Pro Early 2011 i bought a couple of week ago, but my system just recognize one of them, the other slot appears is empty in System Information. What can i do to get the 16 gb working??? I'll appreciate the answer.

 

Thanks

 

Felipe

Community Manager

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi Felipe,

 

Thanks for contacting us today. Have you tried each  module individually yet? This would be our first tip. This will help us determine if one of the memory modules is defective or if their is a memory installation issue. It can take some pressure for new RAM to be installed in the system.
 

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: MacBook Pro Max RAM - 8GB or 16GB?

Hi,

 

I am also facing the exact same issue. 

 

My MBP (8.1, late 2011, 13") is not accepting 8 GB RAM (not even 4 GB) module in one slot but it does accept 2 GB module in that particular slot. I have swapped the RAM modules (and found the modules ok) but nothing worked. The other slot is absolutely fine with all modules (2, 4 or 8 GB). With this situation I can have only 10 GB of RAM at max. 

 

Please advice how would I be able to make both 8 GBs RAM (and have 16 GB RAM) modules work on my MBP.

 

Thanks!