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MacBook Pro OWC Memory Upgrades

Memory Upgrades for MacBook Pro

If you need better performance out of your non-Retina MacBook Pro, upgrading the memory is one of the easiest and most cost-effective upgrades you can make. Not only will having more memory help your MacBook Pro run faster, but it will also help your Mac multitask more effectively while using multiple memory-intensive programs.

MacBook Pro RAM Upgrades

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Just because you have an older MacBook Pro, there’s no reason to get rid of it. Plenty of people still even prefer older MacBook Pro models to those more recently released. And if your beloved MacBook Pro is still working but slower than it once was, OWC can help. We make it easy for you to do a MacBook Pro RAM upgrade and offer several MacBook Pro memory buying options.

OWC MacBook Pro memory buying options:

  • 1600MHz DDR3 PC3-12800
  • 1333MHz DDR3 PC3-10600
  • 1066MHz DDR3 PC3-8500
  • 667MHz DDR2 PC2-5300

An Early 2006 MacBook Pro was undoubtedly impressive back in the day. Unfortunately, the 512MB of RAM they came with doesn’t cut it in today’s world. The good news is that you can add up to 2GB of memory, which is still enough to run your basic productivity suite and get some work done.

Can I upgrade the RAM in my MacBook Pro?

You can upgrade the RAM on various MacBook Pro models. The current OWC MacBook Pro models available for upgrades have two available memory slots. Buy and install them in pairs to boost performance.

A MacBook Pro RAM upgrade can do wonders for your older MacBook Pro. Replacing a spinning hard drive and upgrading to an OWC SSD is also one of the best upgrades for an aged MacBook Pro.

Can I upgrade MacBook Pro to 16GB RAM?

While some users will do just fine with 8GB of RAM or less, 16GB of RAM will give you more room and smoother performance when running many programs simultaneously. You’ll also want to have at least 16GB of RAM to play most modern computer games.

Fortunately, if your MacBook Pro is slowing down and showing its age, you can upgrade specific models to 16GB. MacBook Pro memory upgrades are available for MacBook Pro (2012-Late 2016) Non-Retina, 2011, and Late 2008- 2010) models.

Why Can't I Upgrade the RAM on my MacBook Pro?

If your MacBook Pro isn't listed above, there is a reason. The memory on your model isn't upgradable. Starting with the “Retina Display” MacBook Pro models released in 2012, Apple began soldering the memory directly onto the board to make them thinner and lighter. Once Apple discontinued the non-Retina models in 2016, no MacBook Pro models could be upgraded after purchase.

Since introducing the first MacBook Pro in 2006, OWC has specialized in 100% Apple-compatible memory upgrades for any non-Retina MacBook Pro model. To make memory installation as stress-free and straightforward as possible, we offer step-by-step installation videos to walk users through the upgrade process. We also provide expert technical support to assist you if any issues arise. All OWC brand memory is thoroughly tested and assured to perform flawlessly and is covered by a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and a Money-Back Guarantee.