Early 2011 MacBook Pro Upgrade to 16GB RAM

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  1. peanutbutter, Nov 22, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012

    peanutbutter macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2012
    My question is would any of the links below not be compatible w/ my Early 2011 MacBook Pro?

    Amazon $75 http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-204Pi...UTF8&qid=1353636270&sr=1-1&keywords=CT3327370

    NewEgg $60

    Crucial's recommended Model Based on my specifications http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=88ECE5DBA5CA7304

    I know 16BG is not officially supported by Apple. I want to see if the one from NewEgg works and save $15. I've been staring and comparing the model numbers for some time and it just will not compute.

    What do I do - Have preview, itunes, firefox and powerpoint programs open simultaneously - each of them use ~500 MB in the activity monitor. Also, I'd like to start gaming with some App Store games (KOTOR, Batman, Call of Duty, Borderlands). From what I've read in other posts, 8GB would probably be fine for me but if it is a matter of $35 for 8Gb and $60 for 16GB, bigger is always better, right?

    One day when the price comes down, I'll buy a 512GB SSD, but not now.

    Advice on if the NewEgg brand would/should be compatible (reviews said it worked in an early 2011 15" MBP) would be appreciated.

    MacBook Pro
    13-inch, Early 2011
    Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
  2. SantaRosa2.2 macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    Somewhere in Florida
    Your early 2011 will support the memory, I've done what your aiming for on my machine (see my sig for specs). Albeit you have an i5 apposed to my i7. But I am very happy with the results of the SSD and 16gb memory upgrade.

  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  4. RubberSol macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012

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