Not accurate - you will get a "can't help you because we can't troubleshoot due to exceeded recommended RAM ..." but it will NOT VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
Hope that helps!
re: what RAM works where - there is no conflict of thought, you understand it perfectly. My response had to do with the 2nd post (eww) and the false effect of the warranty. The hardware warranty is intact if you change the RAM beyond the recommended, you just won't be able to get troubleshooting support because of the upgrade.
The post you replied to is identified by the header above your own post. It was a post by macbig dated Feb. 24, 2011. If you want to correct something I wrote 16 months ago, a) it's a little late, and b) click the Reply button in that post so it will be possible to tell what you're responding to.
A good deal of the information in this thread was correct when posted but is now incorrect. This is one of the good reasons not to dredge up ancient threads and move them back to the front page again.
These systems are the ones with the model number series of MacBookPro8,x or later, which include the following:
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Just look at the detailed specs under the Apple, About this Mac menu to confirm your model number.
I have a mid 2010 MBP unibody.
I put 2 x 8GB RAM into it and here is what follows;
1. Boot up, MacOS (Leopard) opens and sees 16GB RAM
2. Start working, everything is fine.
3. About 5mins later, MacOS says an error has occured and it needs to reboot.
4. I reboot, goes back into MacOS...
5. Process is repeated...
6. On about the 3rd Reboot, BIOS wont POST and says an error occured in some EFI software thing.
7. Remove the 8GB, leave 8GB in
8. Power up and it works 100%
So, my thought on this is that its less of a "hardware cant do it" and more of a "BIOS and MacOS have some intergral flaws, be it on purpose or not, that doesnt support the 16GB
Interestingly this Core i5 on other laptop brands works with up to 16GB with supported BIOS upgrades.