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Question: Can I upgrade past 8 GB of RAM

So I got a new laptop and its sort of slow and can't handle what I'm doing with it well. So I wanted to upgrade it and I went online and on the Apple website it said that max amount of RAM is 8GB. I currently have 4 GB of RAM. So I looked further and a lot of people said I could upgrade to 16 GB of RAM rather than the 8GB it says on the Apple website. So I'm here to get an answer: Is the max amount of RAM 16 GB or 8GB. I have a "13 mid-2012 MacBook Pro thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid-2012

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Mar 17, 2018 6:58 PM in response to benpmcl In response to benpmcl

benpmcl wrote:


So I'm here to get an answer: Is the max amount of RAM 16 GB or 8GB. I have a "13 mid-2012 MacBook Pro thanks in advance.


Yes.


Best to buy RAM from reliable source with the exact specs.

Usually a lifetime guarantee on RAM from third party source like:

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en

Mar 17, 2018 6:58 PM

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Mar 17, 2018 8:30 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

etresoft wrote:

Hello benpmcl,

You can upgrade to 16 GB in that machine.


I'm thinking not enough info, because "mid-2012" could refer to the first Retina models or last Unibody models.


So for the OP, is it a Retina or a Unibody? The Retina has fixed RAM with no expansion sockets. The Unibody has two SODIMM sockets where Apple "officially" supports up to 8 GB, but where it's well known that 16 GB works. It would also be thicker since it can accommodate up to maybe a 12mm thick SATA drive. Since you mentioned 13", the Unibody would have "Model No. A1278" on the bottom of the case.

Mar 17, 2018 8:30 PM

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