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16GB RAM for Mid 2012 13" MBP


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Whereas Apple states I may install up to 8GB in my laptop, Crucial website offers 16GB kit for this model. Are there any downsides to upgrading to 16GB?
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Are there any downsides to upgrading to 16GB?
Just more $$$...which really isn't all that bad!

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8gb should be sufficient, if you want to run the mbp at blazing speed upgrade HD to ssd.
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Meh.....I did this, don't see much difference.
did you do clean install osx on ssd?
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one single carbon copy clone will do to get the internal HD to external SSD, then switch the drives and
install the osx to the ssd, this should be it.
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Just more $$$...which really isn't all that bad!

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Thanks. Read somewhere that a partition using Boot Camp gobbles up memory, but 8GB may be enough. I now have 4GB. An 8GB kit from Crucial is a lot less than a 16.
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Pretty much decided to go with 8GB and partition.
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