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Old January 22, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Hello there,
Im considering getting 16GB of ram for my macbook pro, but I think it might be a tad overkill, but at the same time I dont think 8GB will be enough for me. I'm wondering if anyone knows if I can just buy 1 8GB stick of ram right now to mix with my other 2GB stick for a grand total of 10GB of ram. Does anyone know, for a fact, if such a configuration would function correctly? if you don't know for sure, dont bother responding, im looking for 100% answers.

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Old January 22, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Hello there,
Im considering getting 16GB of ram for my macbook pro, but I think it might be a tad overkill, but at the same time I dont think 8GB will be enough for me. I'm wondering if anyone knows if I can just buy 1 8GB stick of ram right now to mix with my other 2GB stick for a grand total of 10GB of ram. Does anyone know, for a fact, if such a configuration would function correctly? if you don't know for sure, dont bother responding, im looking for 100% answers.

Thank you!
I have to ask what are you doing on a mbp that requires so much ram?
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Old January 22, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Video editing, photoshop with 40+ layers, music composition and I have a tendency to have a good 25+ tabs open at all times lol so the more ram the merrier :)
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:32 PM
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so why not just go for 16GB? as you said, the more the merrier.
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Old January 23, 2012, 07:15 AM
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161$ + tax lol
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From personal experience, I wouldn't recommend mixing speeds/capacities on a Mac. Apple seems to be stuck in the last century when it comes to RAM compatibility, and they're forcing their customers to pay for it.

Worst case scenario you could buy the 8GB stick and try it with the 2GB. If it doesn't work, just use the 8GB.
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Old January 23, 2012, 07:58 AM
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well, 2 extra GBs won't help, so I would say go for 8GB and add another 8GB later if you need it when you can afford it.
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Old January 23, 2012, 08:08 AM
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does the new mbp support 8gb sticks?

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Old January 23, 2012, 08:45 AM
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What MBP do you have? Just make sure it supports 8GB SODIMMs. I have different sized sticks in my iMac w/ zero issues.
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Old January 23, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Worst case scenario I suppose I could just purchase the 8GB and try the 2gb and 8gb together and if it doesnt work I guess I'll just use the one 8GB stick.

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