16GB RAM upgrade on my early 2011 MBP 13"

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  1. airmax32 macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm thinking of upgrading my memory from 4GB to 16GB of ram. You see I do a lot of video editing using Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. 4GB of ram is not smooth enough to do the job. I know for a fact that apple recommends an 8GB or ram upgrade on your mac. If I upgraded to 16GB of ram would I have any issues?
     
  2. NewishMacGuy, Jul 19, 2013
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    NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. All the Sandy Bridge uMBPs will accept 2x8 GB sticks just fine. Make sure that you get the correct spec memory (though you can also use 1600Mhz DDR3) and run memtest twice after you install it.

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  3. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    if you get the 1600 memory it will throttle down to 1333
     
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  5. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    I put 16gb in my early 2011 13" pro and it works just fine
     
  6. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    BS, unless there is a difference between the late 2011 and the early 2011. My 15" late 2011 has 16GB at 1600MHz!
     
  7. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    awesome, i thought the RAM was throttled too! good new
     
  8. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    You probably don't have the same CPU as the thread starter, so even though 1600MHz works for you, it doesn't mean the other guy was wrong.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Buying_RAM#Macbook_Pro
     
  9. airmax32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks again for your replies. I just decided to stick with an 8 GB upgrade. I really don't need that much memory since I plan to save up for an imac and use that computer to handle my video editing work.
     

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