17" Macbook Pro Max Supported RAM 8 or 16 GB???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by changfai, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. changfai macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    So, Apple says the maximum amount of RAM a 2011 17" Macbook Pro can take is 8GB, both Early and Late 2011.

    A Genius just told me that if I try to upgrade it to 16GB it would probably not even boot up... :eek:

    There's however a lot of people claiming to be using 16GB... even stores that offer the 16GB upgrade option when buying a used 17" MBP... other people selling on ebay and amazon claiming they got 16GB...

    What the hell? :confused:
  2. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    Your machine can handle 16GB of RAM. The logicboard of the Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge MBP's all support 16GB of RAM.
  3. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    LMAO, that 'genius' isn't living up to the name.

    I'm on a Late 2011 17" MBP right here, 16GB of DDR3-1600Mhz RAM

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