16GB RAM for Early-2011 15" 2.0 GHz Macbook Pro

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  1. tech19181, Nov 21, 2012
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    Hello:
    Apple doesn't officially support it but I'm looking to get 2 * 8GB memory sticks for my macbook pro. First, I wanted to know what companies would be good to buy ram from. I found them from Corsair (Amazon 1 and Amazon 2) but some people are saying to go for different brands like OWC. Crucial also has it.

    Second, does this void my memory? Could apple say that a problem with the video card or logic board is due to 3rd party memory and refuse service?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hawon macrumors member

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    Get corsair, Samsung, or gskill. I hate owc and their overpriced items.

    No, apple cannot deny warranty repairs of other parts due to ram.
     
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    I have the same exact computer and my crucial ram has been running great. As for the warranty it does not void it. But if apple says that the ram caused the issue then your warranty could be void.
     
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    Newegg has a 16 GB G.Skill on sale right now. If you want to play it safe, keep your original RAM and replace it if you need to bring in your MBP for service.
     
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    Is that definitely the right one?
     
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    Yes

    Keep original RAM also - may need it if your MBP is sent in for repairs.
     
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    Thank you!

    I will do exactly that. Thank you very much!
     
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    OWC isn't overpriced. Live tech support isn't free you know ;)
     
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    Already bought the 16GB G Skill but thanks!
     
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    Tech support for what? Memory issues are pretty easy to diagnose and most RAM comes with a lifetime warranty anyway.
     
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    For everything they sell on their website. Maybe for you it doesn't make a difference, but for people who are computer illiterate or less informed, it's great help.
     
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    I understand that, but I don't think that fits in the scope of this thread. If you buy OWC RAM and have an unrelated hardware issue, will they help you troubleshoot that?
     
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    Well the OP mentioned OWC, you said they're overpriced, and my opinion is they're not because they offer support the customers who are less computer knowledgeable.

    I've only been told OWC has good support from family and friends. I usually do the troubleshooting otherwise. I have called once for failed SSD, and they were very courteous and professional on the phone.
     
  14. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    I put my 16G OWC ram in my 2012 15' cMBP..:):)

    Sure, I paid a little more, but I was willing to, no one forced me, I don't feel they are overpriced. To me they are the PACKAGE DEAL!

    And will be buying from they AGAIN!
     
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    Is this the right RAM?

    Multiple people said the NewEgg F3-10600CL9D-16GBSQ RAM is the right ram for an early-2011 macbook pro. People in the review on NewEgg said it would work but according to the GSkill people isn't not supported (see below message). On one of the newegg reviews they put to use this FA-1333C9D-16GSQ which is $70.

    Thanks again!


     
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