I was told that I could only upgrade to 4 GB. I read on your site that as of 2014 it’s possible to upgrade to 8 GB or 16 GB?

Is this true and how do I do this?

Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo equipped with 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3.

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You probably mean upgrading the RAM to 8 GB or 16 GB.

According to the following Apple support website, your MacBook Pro has a maximum RAM capacity of 8 GB: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201165

You would need to get two 4 GB modules with the correct specifications (PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz type RAM) and replace them according to the steps described by Apple for your specific device.

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    According to Everymac.com this model can support 16GB of RAM .
    – Allan
    Nov 24, 2017 at 19:33
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    Apple’s official specifications often report a lower maximum RAM than is actually the case, and you should always cross-check them with third-party RAM vendors.
    – Mike Scott
    Jun 20, 2018 at 11:18

MacSales is saying it can take (2) 8GB DIMMs for a total of 16GB. I'm trying to confirm this as well as I only have 4, and would love to go all the up to 16GB if possible.

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