early 2011 15" mbp new ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pearlbluevtx, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. pearlbluevtx macrumors newbie

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    considering upgrading my macbook pro 15" (early 2011) memory - going from 4gb to 8gb ... but, I started searching and found the following:

    crucial shows a 16gb kit -
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa....3GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Early-2011

    but, on the mac site, showing max of 8gb
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270?viewlocale=en_US#link3

    * you might have to scroll down as the link doesn't go to the model#
    But, it shows max 8gb, 2 ea @ 4gb slots.


    can anyone verify if the 16gb does not work? Is 8gb max?

    any other brand that might be better or run best with mbp vs crucial?

    tia!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    2 x 8GB works fine.

    Crucial, Corsair and g.skill make good memory. I always read through the reviews on Amazon and newegg before I buy and base my decisions off of that. Normally you can find other Mac owners reporting their experiences.
     
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