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  • Digitalclips Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd love to know if using Mountain Lion on a 2010 MBP might make a difference.  I have 16 GIGs on the way so I'll know in a few days...

  • RoyQ1975 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    For MBP 2010, 8GBx2 of ram work well in "13-inch" model, but instead of DDR3-1333 or the higher, they have to be DDR3-1066.

    As for 15/17-inch models, even DDR3-1066 modules won't do at this moment.

  • hurkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wonder the same thing and being very interested in this question of 'hope' for the 2010 MBP to go 16gigs, just wanted to bump the thread. Keep this one alive guys, we all want max amount of RAM.. and then some more

  • cdsuggs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In 2008 I bought a MBP maxed out at 4GB of RAM. About 2 years later Apple released, what I believe to be, a BIOS update then the machine was capable of 8GB.  Immediately went to mac-sales for the upgrade kit.


    I really hope Apple will release a similar update for my 2010 i7 so I can bump this puppy to 16GB and hang on to it for a few more years. 

  • MarkRHolbrook Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    I'm a software developer.  My main development platform is medical device software under Windows.


    I use a MBP.  I use VMWare Fusion so I can completely control my windows environments.  I recently upgraded to the retina MBP MAINLY for the 16gb of RAM.  I went for 16gb of RAM and the 768 Flash drive.  The retina display is nice but it was not my main drive.  What I wanted was a powerhouse machine in a small package and the retina 15 configured this way is exactly that.


    As I type this message I have 2 VMs running Windows 7, and Windows 7 64 bit.  Each one has 1.5gb of RAM dedicated to it and one processor core.  Each runs almost native fast.  IE my compiles are quicker than I can deal with.  Plus since the VMs are a set of files in a folder I can copy them off to the network drive and archive them periodically. This allows me to play with new components in Windows and if something goes south I just restore the backup.


    I also develop websites so I have my machine configured with MAMP so it is like having a mini complete web development environment.


    Simply put the machine is exactly what I needed.  The core i7 2.6 in this just lopes along barely working under this load. 



  • andrenpaes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any news on that? I've been thinking about trying the same thing.





  • Ja'a Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a 15" MBP and I am running Lion.  I just purchased 16gb of ram  and a new hard drive so that I can upgrade to Moutain Lion on one partition and stil run Lion on the othe until the majority of the inoperabilities are worked out. So we shall see what happends...

  • shavou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Digitalclips,


    did you get your RAM?! Is it working?!?!


    I'd love to hear from you...


    Ja\'a mate,

    which model do you have and which Ram have you ordered?




  • Mark Berman Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Did the 16GB you installed work in the MBP 2010?

  • ceejay3k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a 2010 2.66ghz 17"  MacBook Pro. I cannot confirm for the 1066mhz but I can tell you the 1333mhz does not work in my laptop. I literally haven't even screwed my back cover back down. I ordered some from OWC yesterday.  I am curious about the 1066mhz ram and if someone can confirm it working, I am willing to give it another go, but officially the 2x8gb 1333mhz doesn't work. We even tried it on my wife's 2.93ghz 2009 17" MacBook Pro which wouldn't even boot. Mine booted but hung on the grey apple screen.

  • shavou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Good thing you bought it from Amazon because dollars to doughnuts it's not going to work. Only the 2011 and later 15-17" models can run 16 GB reliably.

  • ceejay3k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Let us know, greatly interested and it would be greatly appreciated shavou.  I'm hoping there is some kind of option for those of us with older macbooks.  I think I'm about to buy a SSD drive from OWC as well.

  • shavou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great choice the SSD drive. I have just replaced both old HD and the superdrive with two super fast SSD. My laptop is about to fly...just waiting for 16gb to take off!


    Go ahead Ceejay....the SSD will boost your system like ****!

  • caseno7358 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I tried to put 16GB of RAM in my 2010 17" MacBook Pro with Core i7, triple boot OSX, Windows 7, and Fedora 17.


    Neither OSX or Windows 7 would boot, both stuck at black screens, which DOES make sense as further reading tells me this machine simply does not support 16GB of RAM. I was happy to just accept this and move on...


    BUT, Fedora (true install, no live CD) booted up just fine and showed all 16GB of RAM, 15.8GB to be precise,  and ran like a champ with no problems. My Fedora install uses full graphics acceleration with true NVIDIA drivers, which may or may not matter, but point is that I was doing my usual web browsing, etc, without problem.


    So, maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the logicboard and processor physically support it just fine.

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