Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Upgrading my MacBook Pro's RAM

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For a while I've been trying to change my MacBook Pro 13' Mid 12' 4 GB RAM.

In checking Apple's own tutorial HERE, I found out that I can only increase my RAM to maximum 8 GB and for better performance I should implement two 4 GB RAM modules rather then one 8 GB module.

So my questions are:

  1. Can I in anyway possibly change my RAM to 16 GB or is it merely impossible?
  2. Is the performance with the two 4 GB RAM much better then with one 8GB RAM? Is it worth paying nearly the double amount for such performance?
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Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB*

Details: 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free.

RAM Type: PC3-12800 DDR3L Min. RAM Speed: 1600 MHz

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.

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Thanks for the answer. But how trustworthy are those third parties? Am worried if it well not work or even worse cause any damage to my macbook.

Thanks Any way!

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Very trust worthy!

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Double that here! We've boosted quite a few MacBook Pro's to 16 GB without a hitch! One thing to make sure you use a matched pair of modules (bought at the same time from the same source).

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