Can early feb 2011 mbp 15 inch hold up to 16gb ram?

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  1. elancias macrumors newbie

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    anyone can advise on this and what brand is best/good for macbook pro 15inch early feb 2011? thanks for your time
     
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  3. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    But why would you want so much RAM? Not to mention once you get up to that level, you're paying nearly 500 dollars if not more. Unless you have a lot of virtualization going on... but still.

    Just buy the cheapest RAM you can get, from what I've heard they all work. Corsair, Kingston, Crucial...

    Make sure you know which speed to get too. If your MBP 15" is the 2.0 GHz version, you can't use the 1666 MHz without problems, from what I understand, only the high ends support it.
     
  4. elancias thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my spec is on the 2.2ghz i7 quad core. but when i went to cruical.com to search for those ram it doesnt have 1666mhz ram. it only had 1333mhz.
     
  5. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    1333 is fine, there's a very minor speed change between those two. You won't notice the speed difference.
     
  6. elancias thread starter macrumors newbie

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    pardon me for asking this which brand supported 1666mhz?
     
  7. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Kingston HyperX RAM does, but I'm not sure if they offer 8 GB sticks. Might be worth looking though: http://www.kingston.com
     
  8. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK only the 2.2Ghz model supports 16GB of RAM. The 2.0Ghz's memory controller cannot handle more than 8GB of RAM and only up to 1333Mhz, as told on Intel's databases. The model is 2630QM.

    The 2.2Ghz model (i7-2720QM) supports up to 16GB RAM at 1600Mhz. This has been confirmed and the RAM performs at full capacity and speed.
     
  9. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds more like it! ;)
     

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