How much ram in early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" (max)?

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  1. Anders A macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" with 8GB of ram. How much can be installed maximum?
     
  2. thekev macrumors 604

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    This has been discussed at length. You can use 16GB. Test it for errors upon installation just to be on the safe side.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    8GB officially stated by apple, 16GB works however.
     
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  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    8GB by Apple
    16GB works
    32GB by intel if you have 2.2GHz+
     
  6. superhrixenz macrumors member

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    I installed 16 GB of ram on a late 2011 MBP 15". No problem to date.
     
  7. leftyMac macrumors regular

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    Interesting! Care to elaborate on the 32gb? I'm thinking of putting 16, but if 32 is possible, it might be worth looking into.
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  9. eperezf macrumors newbie

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    I have a very weird combination but it works great!

    8GB and 4GB

    12GB RAM in 2.2GHz model running flawlessly
     
  10. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    yup, I can vote for that. running 16 GB on my late 2011 MBP.
    the early 2011 also can take 16 GB of ram.
     
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  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    I hate to disappoint you, but you'll never be able to get 32GB on a 2011 macbook pro. It is supported at the chipset level, but there are no 16GB chips for that memory spec. When 16GB sodimms do appear, they won't match the appropriate spec. The reason we know it works at a chipset level is that some mobile workstations are equipped with slots for 4 sodimms. This allows for 4 x 8GB configurations, granting a total of 32GB of ram in those notebooks.
     
  13. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    For the best speed, its good to have the same RAM.
    But it wont be a problem.
     
  14. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    I have always found THIS Site to be accurate for RAM info just look up spec/model and year, and as with my mid-2011 i7 2.2 GHz, you can install 16GB of 1600 DDR3 Ram and it will work very well!! Good Luck :apple:
     

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