Can MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 have 16GB ram?

Halvard

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According to Apple.com it's only 8GB, but on MacTracker they say it's 16.
Who should I believe?
 
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WardC

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From everything I have read, the answer to the question I am about to ask is "NO" ---- on the "Late 2010 MacBook Pro 2.8GHz" supporting 16GB of RAM. Everything I have found shows it only supports 8GB, while all of the post-February 2011 models support up to 16GB. So will it support 16GB? Again, I am guessing NO is the obvious answer. The 2.8GHz i7 supports no more RAM than the earlier 2010 models, correct?
 
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Naimfan

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From everything I have read, the answer to the question I am about to ask is "NO" ---- on the "Late 2010 MacBook Pro 2.8GHz" supporting 16GB of RAM. Everything I have found shows it only supports 8GB, while all of the post-February 2011 models support up to 16GB. So will it support 16GB? Again, I am guessing NO is the obvious answer. The 2.8GHz i7 supports no more RAM than the earlier 2010 models, correct?
No.

Yours will support up to 8 GB RAM; only the 2011 Sandy Bridge MBPs support 16 GB.
 
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theSeb

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I think they are all rumors...nothing solid from Apple I think is still 8GB Max.:confused:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1270#link3
Please stop. The apple specs were written when 8 GB sticks were not readily available. The 2011 machines do support 16 GB of ram. This is not a debate or a chance for you to tell us what you think - it is fact and it would be great if people like yourself could stop spreading misinformation.

16 GB is not a rumour and plenty of people have installed 2 x 8GB sticks.
 
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vsighi

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Please stop. The apple specs were written when 8 GB sticks were not readily available. The 2011 machines do support 16 GB of ram. This is not a debate or a chance for you to tell us what you think - it is fact and it would be great if people like yourself could stop spreading misinformation.
Newegg.com CORSAIR Model CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Memory for Apple $ 179.99

Compatible with the following Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro & iMac: MC936, MC816, MC815, MC814, MC813, MC812, MC725, MC723, MC721, MC724, MC700, MC309, MD311, MD318, MD322, MD313, MD 314 Density: 16GB (2x8GB SO-DIMM) Speed: 1333MHz CL9 Timing: 9-9-9-24 (1333 MHz)

In case anyone want to try this memory and tell all of "misinformed" members if they work or not.
Oh and next time post some solid information then just your arrogant tone.
 
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danyo

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Newegg.com CORSAIR Model CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Memory for Apple $ 179.99

Compatible with the following Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro & iMac: MC936, MC816, MC815, MC814, MC813, MC812, MC725, MC723, MC721, MC724, MC700, MC309, MD311, MD318, MD322, MD313, MD 314 Density: 16GB (2x8GB SO-DIMM) Speed: 1333MHz CL9 Timing: 9-9-9-24 (1333 MHz)

In case anyone want to try this memory and tell all of "misinformed" members if they work or not.
Oh and next time Square Bob post some solid information then just your arrogant tone.
Or you can just Google it and realize that it's become common knowledge nowadays that 16gb 100% works on all 2011 MBPs. O_O
 
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theSeb

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Newegg.com CORSAIR Model CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Memory for Apple $ 179.99

Compatible with the following Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro & iMac: MC936, MC816, MC815, MC814, MC813, MC812, MC725, MC723, MC721, MC724, MC700, MC309, MD311, MD318, MD322, MD313, MD 314 Density: 16GB (2x8GB SO-DIMM) Speed: 1333MHz CL9 Timing: 9-9-9-24 (1333 MHz)

In case anyone want to try this memory and tell all of "misinformed" members if they work or not.
Oh and next time Square Bob post some solid information then just your arrogant tone.
I am not getting your point. Lots of people have confirmed the point that you're trying to argue against. There are plenty of threads here confirming that 16 GBs works in the 2011 MBP and plenty of tech sites have shown that this works. What exactly are you arguing now? Can you not accept the facts and move on?
 
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Jiten

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theSeb

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I thought all SB macs supported 32GB if you can find the sticks.
lol. Let's not confuse this discussion. It would appear that Intel have updated their specs and some of the CPUs in the 2011 MBP line-up do indeed support 32 GBs, but I don't know anyone that has acquired 16 GB sticks to be able to prove this. Heck, I don't even know where to find them in the UK.
 
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Hellhammer

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I thought all SB macs supported 32GB if you can find the sticks.
At least down at the hardware level they do. There are only three Sandy Bridge dies: Dual core with HD 2000 graphics, dual core with HD 3000 graphics, and quad core (apparently it comes with HD 4000 graphics only, some SKUs simply have some EUs disabled). Hence all SNB CPUs should support up to 32GB of RAM. However, there may be some firmware limitation but I don't think those have been tested on laptops (very few lappies with 4 RAM slots and 16GB SODIMMs don't exist yet).
 
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