I have a MBP Mid 2010, tried replacing the 2 Ram sticks from the original ones (2x2GB) to new ones (2x4GB).
OWC 16GB (2 x 8GB) PC8500 DDR3 Non ECC 1066 MHz 204 pin SO-DIMM Memory Module (OWC8566DDR3S16P), for 2010 MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, and 2009 iMac 4.6 out of 5 stars 729 $82.99$82.99. Axiom 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Model MD634G/A-AX. Type: 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Compatibility: Apple: iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) Apple: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Apple: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012). Not all systems compatible with this specific memory.
Ddr3 Pc3 12800 Memory
Pc3 12800 Memory
I tried with some from PNY and they didn't work (tried seating them about 20 times, never worked. I noticed though, that if i used a PNY stick with one of the old ones, they worked.
Apple covers installing memory in the 'Mid-2010' Mac Pro models on pages 43-60 of the PDF User's Guide- complete with drawings - and this absolutely should be reviewed before upgrading the memory (Apple did not release a new User's Guide for the 'Mid-2012' Mac Pro models, but the procedure is the same for the 'Mid-2010' and 'Mid-2012' models. New 8GB Kit 2X4GB DDR3-1066MHz PC3-8500 SO-DIMM RAM CL7 1.5V Memory Apple MacBook Pro 13' Mid 2010 Low Density Type: 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Compatibility: For Apple Mac Pro System.
Pc3 Memory Types
So i returned the PNY RAM and got a better one, from Kingston (HyperX Impact Model: HX316LS9IBK2/8) that says it's for Macs, same thing, if i use an old stick and ANY of the 2 new ones, it works, but i don't get the new ones to work. Is there anything else i must do? The web says that this one takes up to 16GB.
Memory Pc3 8500s
Full Description: http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/HX316LS9IBK2_8.pdf
NOTE: When i put the 2 new ones, laptop turns on, the front light lights up, but nothing on screen.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 7,1 Late (mid) 2010
Posted on Jul 7, 2016 5:05 PM