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

Anders A

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

thekev

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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.
 

eperezf

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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
 

thekev

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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.

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.
 
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