Can my MBP handle a 16GB of memory ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RastaMan1, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. RastaMan1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    Hey ,
    I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011; 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    And i have decided that it's time for an a upgrade!
    So i got SSD and Extra 16 GB RAM memory from OWC .
    It's the memory that i'm worried about. So i went to apple's site to see if it says anything about memory upgrade and i found this :

    " 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB "

    Did i spend my money for nothing ?
    should I got only 8 GB of memory ?

    link to the page :
  2. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    im pretty sure the 2011 models can handle up to 16gb max.

    the sandy bridge processors theorietically can handle up to 32b of ram but thats not yet available for laptops LOL
  3. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
  4. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    16GB will work with all Early 2011 models, including base 13" Macbook Pro.
  5. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    You can also find ram of equal quality from cheaper sources than OWC. They supposedly do a lot of testing which would increase their costs, but finding crucial with the right specs on newegg or amazon can save you quite a lot (and they also certify on macs).
  6. NiftyMac macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    I bought my 16gb ram from OWC, yeah I paid a premium, but I wanted to know the ram I was getting wasn't going to give me no problems. I really don't have time to be sending things back and forth. Their customer service is also great! Had some issues with shipping got resolved ASAP and got my shipping refunded within 1-2 days. Back to the topic at hand, yes your MacBook can take 16gb as that's exactly what I put in my early 13" feb i5 MacBook pro. Getting a SSD soon :)
  7. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Kingston, Crucial and G.Skill are just as reputable as OWC and they cost 1/3 less. IMHO, there's no reason to pay more.

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