16GB RAM upgrade to late 2011 MBP 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChipRivers, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. ChipRivers macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2013
    First of all, please accept my apologies if I am duplicating a post here; I have tried searching the forum but not found anything exactly answering my questions.

    I have a later 2011 13" MBP in which I would like to upgrade the RAM.

    I currently have 4GB and would like to go to 16GB.

    First question, is there any problem with going to 16GB as the Apple site details a maximum capability of 8GB.

    Second question, is there any manufacturers of RAM I should avoid? I have found various brands available at varying prices.

    Many thanks for you help.
  2. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    I have 16GB in my Early 2011 13" and it works fine. I have the Corsair Value Select 2x8GB DDR3-1333. I bought KomputerBay but I had to return it since it was junk. Later research showed that they're cheap but hit or miss.

    For peace of mind, go with Crucial (using their memory finder), OWC, or other well known brand's Mac memory.
  3. ChipRivers thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2013
    Many thanks. Ordered my 16GB upgrade from Crucial, who currently have 10% off! :)
  4. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    Nice. A sale is always good. ;D

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