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Certain 2010 MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models join the ’16GB’ MaxRAM club

Friday, December 21st, 2012 | Author:

Do you have a 2010 Mac mini, 13” MacBook or 13” MacBook Pro? Can you benefit from more than 8GB of memory? If you answered yes to both, you will be pleased to know that extensive qualification in our test lab has concluded. These Macs are now OWC MaxRAM Certified for up to 16GB with this OWC 16GB Memory Kit available now and specifically qualified just for these Mac models.

While these systems were originally factory limited to 8GB, the right Apple OS version, current EFI update(s), and correct spec/build memory modules now enable them to support and have the full benefit from up to 16GB of installed memory.  This isn’t the first time something like this happened, however, after the fact enabling such a benefit. A while back, we had a similar instance with the Late 2008 MacBook Pros, wherein having the proper OS version and a particular firmware update allowed you to max your RAM out at 8GB vs. a prior 4GB to 6GB max.

Just like with those Late 2008 MBP models, your Mac needs to meet specific criteria for this to work. In the case of the 2010 Macs, here’s what you must have: Article Continues…

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OWC Announces Memory Upgrades For New 2012 Apple Mac mini Models

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today the immediate ordering availability of OWC DDR3L 1600MHz Memory Upgrades for all new 2012 Mac mini models announced by Apple yesterday. OWC Memory Upgrade Kits offer owners of the newest Macintosh mini models RAM savings of up 61 percent on comparable sized memory upgrades; as well as a memory configuration not available from the factory.

OWC Memory Upgrades for 2012 Mac mini 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, or 2.6GHz Intel i5 or i7 models:

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 8GB total memory at 50 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 8GB option costing $100 

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 12GB total memory. This kit offers 50 percent more RAM at 14 percent lower cost vs. factory 8GB option costing $100.

Upgrade not available as a factory option.

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 16GB total memory at 61 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 16GB option costing $300.

Article Continues…

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OWC Upgrades Maximize Mac mini Performance by Doubling Memory, Adding Second Drive for Up to 2.0TB Of Capacity or SSD Performance

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 16GB Memory Kit for all 2011 Mac mini models now provides twice the factory maximum 8GB installed memory at 52 percent less cost per GB. OWC Memory Upgrades are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.

Maximum Memory Recommended for OS X Lion Users

While Apple’s official minimum RAM requirement for OS X Lion is 2GB, industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of typical daily computer usage. 8GB or more installed RAM is highly recommended and can be of night and day performance benefit for advanced uses such as graphics production, A/V editing, Server applications, running a virtual machine, etc. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC 8GB Memory Modules ‘Supercharge’ 2011 Apple MacBook Pro and Mac mini with 16GB RAM…Double The Factory Maximum Memory

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today that its in-house MaxRAM tested and verified compatible OWC DDR3 1333MHz 16GB Memory Upgrade Kit ‘supercharges’ 2011 Apple MacBook Pro and Mac mini models by doubling the Factory maximum offered memory. The OWC 16GB Memory Upgrade Kit, now priced at $929.99, joins existing popular OWC memory upgrade kits for MacBook Pro and Mac mini models including the 8GB Memory Upgrade Kit priced at $71.99, which offers savings up to 70% compared to the same sized Factory installed 8GB option. Article Continues…

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OWC Announces Industry’s First 16GB RAM Upgrade For Latest Apple MacBook Pro Models

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab the immediate availability of high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB memory modules that provide 12GB and 16GB memory configurations for the new 2011 MacBook Pro models. Now, with these OWC Upgrades, new MacBook Pro model owners can add up to twice the factory maximum installed memory.

OWC Memory Upgrades Offer More Configuration Options:

Not available as factory memory upgrade option.

Category: Press Releases