32GB RAM MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011

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  1. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    According to the guides section it is possible to use 32GB ram in a Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011 2.4GHz, is this true?

    Where can I get individual 16GB chips?
    What will happen if I use latancies under 7?
    What will happen if I use RAM above 1600Mhz?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Since no 16 GB 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM modules exist, nowhere. But you will be able to run Mac OS X 10.3 Panther perfectly with 16 GB.
     
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    You can't, because there are none.
    You can't, because there isn't RAM with a latency < CL9 (for 1600MHz).
    On a 2011 Mac, it clocks down to 1600MHz.
     
  4. rabidz7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I can upgrade to 32GB in 6months-1 year.
    Or will it be longer before larger modules are available.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    We do not know that, and 4 GB modules existed a bit longer before 8 GB modules arrived than since the arrival of the 8 GB module two years ago.

    Maybe next year, but the advent of DDR4 might nix that.
     
  6. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    The Future is Cloudy.. Be Patient wee one..
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    CloudRAM, a new venture by SiliconGranites.
     
  8. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    I think it's the higher end processors that can do it, so for the '11 models that's 2.2 and 2.3 (early) and 2.4 and 2.5 (late). Having said that, I wouldn't be suprised if Apple limits them to 16, otherwise the retina will look a bit stupid
     
  9. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    idon't think the retinas look stupid. they look quite cool, but they ARE certainly stupid... :)
     
  10. liberte1776 macrumors member

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    Yes 32 GB modules are here!!

    http://www.intelligentmemory.com/dram-modules/ddr3-so-dimm/

    I have run 1600 MHz RAM in a late 2011 MBP 17" w/no issues.
     
  11. cybergod macrumors newbie

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    How about this one? http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b
     
  12. jorgk macrumors member

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    Reading may help (since this has already been discussed, pls search the archives for those posts too):

    "Please note: Most notebooks and desktop-computers based on normal Intel processors will not support 16GB UDIMM/SO-DIMM memory modules. This issue may be solvable by a BIOS/UEFI update with a new memory reference code. Please contact the support-hotline of your system-manufacturer to ask if there is a plan to release a software-update for supporting 16GB memory modules"

    Thus, ask Apple.
     
  13. Michael Anthony macrumors regular

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    I've got the same model with a 1TB SSD and 16GB memory, it's great, interesting to hear that they're still making bigger modules, whether they work or not I don't know because I just got here.
     
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