Confused over what RAM will work for my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajcrewmisfit, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. ajcrewmisfit macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Hi All,

    I've never upgraded any of Macbook Pro's, and I thought it was time for me to give it a shot. Apologies ahead for the very verbose post... I heard you needed to be careful of the type of RAM you get, and so I started doing some research.

    I have a Macbook Pro 15-Inch Early-2011 Intel i7

    According to Apple's site (
    • DDR3
    • 1333MHz
    • 8 Gig Max

    I was pretty disappointed as I wanted at least 1600MHz speed and 16 Gigs. But... I was happy to see that according to MacRumors ( the limit is 16Gigs and the slots will accept 1600Mhz

    So I guess I wanted to ask the community if it was indeed safe to bump my RAM up to 16Gigs with 2 pieces of 8Gig 1600Mhz RAM

    Last but not least... it looks like this page
    is recommending Corsair Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9
    is that still one of the best pieces I can get?

    One other minor note... I don't see Crucial on this list
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I would use what is supported, in this case 8GB 1333 MHz.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011

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