13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 6:15 AM by OGELTHORPE
Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

When I purchased my mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13 inch it stated that the maximum RAM was 8 Gb. I have upgraded to 8 Gb of RAM but would like to go to 16 gb– is that now possible?

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

23 Feb 2013


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Also a Mac SE running 6.0.4 - not upgrading that!
  • 1. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,675 points)

    Now it is - thanks to OWC - see http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3 and note:

     

    • MacBook Pro 13.3" 2.4GHz (All) Supports 16.0GB

     

    Just give them a ring, or contact them via Live Chat.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

  • 2. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks very much for the fast and informative reply!

     

    I will have to see if I can get this shipped to BELGIUM--- With SugarSync running all the time, and DropBox some of the time, along with a bunch of programs always open, even 8 gb of RAM runs down to the 1 to 1.5 gb free all the time.  I use "Free Memory" to automatically free up memory, but when it activates, my Mac slows to a crawl for 2-4 minutes while it frees up memory… I think 16 gb would really help.  (And going to an SSD drive too! - but should I just hold on all this and keep my mid-2010 MBP-13" as is and put the $$$'s towards a new MBA?  But I want 512 gb of SSD-- is that possible in a MBA?  I'll have to study all this.

     

    Thanks again and any comments appreciated.

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Saturday 23 February 2013

  • 3. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,675 points)

    OWC has a live-chat (24 hours a day, I believe) and they do ship internationally at very reasonable rates. I've 16GB of RAM in my 15" late 2011 and actually use up to 15.4GB (the last I checked) as I'm running Parallels with 6GB dedicated to Windows 7.

     

    I'm not sure if you can configure a MBA with 512GB - let me check - yes, you can, for an extra $300US - but it's only configurable to 8GB of RAM. If I were you, I'd just keep the 2010 13" and put in a Crucial 512GB m4 series SSD (and I can recommend it because that's what I have!). I just don't care for the 'closed' Air and Retina design!

     

    Good luck!

     

    Clinton

  • 4. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks for covering both my concerns!  If my mid-2010 MBP-13" can really go to 16 gb (and it seems it can! - system hardware info below) then with a 512 SSD drive (which it seems I can install myself) it should be ± $600 to seem like a new Mac.  And my 3-year warrenty which expires end April 2013 will still be valid until then, I believe.

     

    Appreciate any further comments even if I've called this solved!

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Saturday 23 February 2013

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro7,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number of Processors:          1

      Total Number of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          3 MB

      Memory:          8 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP71.0039.B0E

      SMC Version (system):          1.62f7

      Serial Number (system):          W80165Y3ATP

      Hardware UUID:          137B5C9E-9543-5546-A9CB-CB628CECC255

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:          Enabled

  • 5. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    My 2010 MBP owners manual gives instructions on replacing RAM and a HDD.  These items will be excluded from the Apple warranty, but the rest of your MBP will still be under warranty, unless you do damage to the MBP during the installation.

     

    Get a #00 Phillips and a #6 Torx drivers.  Get good ones, with magnetic tips and handles with swivels.  They make a difference.

     

    Ciao.

  • 6. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    THANKS!!!

     

    Surgery to begin soon…  Trying to decide on which SSD drive to purchase and availability here in Belgium---

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Saturday 23 February 2013

  • 7. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,675 points)

    See my little (and only) user tip - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4741 - I'm not trying to force Crucial down your throat (yes I am - and they have a UK site - http://www.crucial.com/uk/ - that ships all over Europe I believe) but read my little tip and look at Sean's site. Note that they mainly deal with Windows machines and one thing I particularly like about Crucial is that the firmware can be updated using a Mac... but there's some good advice there.

     

    Clinton

  • 8. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    thaismc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got a retina dislpay 13'. it has 128GB, can i get more? maybe 512GB? it's that posible? thank you!!

    (i'm sorry if my english it's not well at all, i'm spansih!)

  • 9. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    This might suit your needs:

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAP12R480/

     

    Ciao.

  • 10. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    thaismc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    but does you know if i can change my macbook pro retina 13' for one that has a larger memory? i've boght it one month ago (mor or less).

    anyway, i can go to an apple shop and i can amply my memory there? or it's imposible?

    thank you!

  • 11. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    If you are referring to RAM, that is not possible in a retina MBP.

     

    Storage, or the SSD can be increased as the link indicates.  I do not know about Apple stores but you can ask.

     

    Ciao.

  • 12. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    thaismc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have talking about storage, because i have only 128GB. i don't know how to change it on my own, that's why this i ask for if on an apple shop maybe them can change it.

    Thank you!

  • 13. Re: Maximum RAM for mid-2010 MacBook Pro-13"
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    It actually is very easy to do.  The OWC website has video instructions on hor to do it.  The 'difficult' part is that you need a pentalobe driver to open the retina MBP.  OWC can supply you with one or you can get one through Amazon.com, or just use Google to find a source.

     

    Ciao.