I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro with quad-core. And I want to install 16GB on it. But there is only 8GB options on Apple's website. Is this possible?


According to Apple the answer is no, but OWC has tested it and found that there are no issues putting 16GB (2x8GB) in the latest generation MacBook Pro. The upgrade doesn't come cheap, though - at this time 2x8GB modules will set you back $1599.


  • 16 GB is way too expensive... maybe in a few months for my new mbp.
    – Cedric H.
    Apr 18 '11 at 13:34
  • The price for the 16 Gb kit has come down dramatically since it was introduced back in March or April. It used to be 1700$ + and now is less than 800$. Just wait a few months and it'll be affordable. I myself am waiting for a 500$ price point before doing the move...
    – Fred
    Nov 8 '11 at 2:26
  • And as of this writing the price has dropped to $320.00
    – user9290
    Dec 29 '11 at 0:03

Yes. Currently $180 from NewEgg. I just installed a Corsair 16GB matched pair (2x8GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9) on an Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro (i7 2.7GHz). Running Great! Corsair part number CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9. NewEgg link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233217

BTW - Mid 2010 MacBook Pro models will NOT boot with this 2x8GB memory. (they will boot with 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz memory but see it as 1067MHz).


(No, it has two slots and a maximum of 8 GB (Apple page). Perhaps you are thinking of the desktop i7 which has 3 or 6 slots, for a maximum of 12 or 24 GB. I checked newegg, there aren't 8 GB DDR-3 SO DIMMs.


Newegg.com lists 8GB sticks. You could buy two and get a 16GB setup.

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