My macbook did indeed recognise the 16GB even though Apple states that the computer has a max of 8GB. I am very happy with the new specs on my machine and would recommend this easy upgrade to anyone that currently does not have the max 16GB already installed.I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-8500 DDR3 kit for Mac mini 2010, MacBook 2010, & MacBook Pro 13" 2010. Customer Videos:
The packaging is good, protecting already well packed chips with a stiff padded plastic wallet. The chips escaped French import duty, probably because the amount due was less than it would cost to collect.
It took 5 minutes to unscrew the back off the Macbook and after spudging up the battery connector for safety, a further 2 minutes to snap the old 2 x 4GB memory chips out and drop the new ones in. I spent 3 minutes reconnecting the battery and vacuuming up old dust and particles before screwing the back on again.
Within 15 minutes of starting, the MBP was up and running and a quick check in "About This Mac" showed that both new chips were recognised. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only source of functional 8GB chips for this model of MBP and anyone interested may safely ignore any warnings they read that 2 x 4GB chips is the maximum that the mid 2010 MBP can handle.
I don't have any strict benchmark checks to run comparisons before and after and this will come with experience. I expect to see faster performance in Photoshop especially with less switching between memory and hd. The Activity Monitor shows CPU usage much lower than before, but of course, this is in % and the capacity is now double. Since I installed Sierra, the fan had been coming on a lot, but so far, one day on, it has not cut in once.
My 13 inch MBP mid 2010 is a work-horse (graphics and e-book formatting) and travels a lot, whilst its 15inch retina stays unscratched at home. Compared to its original 4GB memory and 250GB spinning hard drive, it now has 16GB memory and a 1TB SSD. I am extremely happy with this latest upgrade which is a lot cheaper than buying a new model.I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-8500 DDR3 kit for Mac mini 2010, MacBook 2010, & MacBook Pro 13" 2010. Customer Videos:
I will definitely call on you again for my next Mac need.I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-8500 DDR3 kit for Mac mini 2010, MacBook 2010, & MacBook Pro 13" 2010. Customer Videos: