How much RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SayCheese, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    I am slightly confused.
    I have an early 2011 i7 15inch MBP with the standard Apple RAM of 4Gb. I was looking on the crucial UK site at RAM upgrades and thought that the max I could go to was 8Gb. However the site is offering to sell me an upgrade up to 16Gb.

    Can someone please confirm how much RAM I can actually install and use. I know that sometimes you can install more than the MBP will be able to use so will lose some of the capacity.

    Regards,
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    8 GB is fine. I find little, current, use beyond 8 GB to be honest. When 8 GB is so cheap, why not?
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    You could install 16 GBs using two 8 GB sticks, but 8 GB sticks are quite expensive right now.
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I don't think you'll need the 16GB anytime soon...8GB is more than enough! :p
     

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