Looking for recommendations for type of 8GB RAM for 2.7Ghz i7 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eUnique, May 26, 2011.

  1. eUnique macrumors member

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    Hi all the friendly folks in the macbook forum enlightened me to buy a MBP instead of upgrading my MB, and I found a steal on ebay for my MBP and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for 8GB RAM. I'm a computer noob so any advice/input is much appreciated. (I know it's all the same but it seems certain companies models fit different macbooks slightly better.)

    Anyways thanks!

    And by off chance can I upgrade RAM more than 8GB?
     
  2. gorskiegangsta, May 26, 2011
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    gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Try here

    EDIT: no, you cannot upgrade the RAM to more than 8gb

    RE-EDIT: Yes you can upgrade RAM to up to 16gb (for the 2011 models ) if you have $1,500+ that is
     
  3. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    I went with Crucial. Everything has been good so far. And you can upgrade up to 16 GB in the 2011 MBPs. OWC sells a 16 GB kit for a little over $1000 I believe. Haven't checked in a while though; I could be wrong.
     
  4. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    You can take it beyond 8GBs if you have $$$$ in the bank OWC charges $1499 for its 16GB kit.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/1333DDR3S16P/
     
  5. eUnique thread starter macrumors member

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    How large of an application/s would you need to be running to actually need 16 GB RAM? :confused:
     
  6. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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  7. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    The more RAM the better.:)

    Can I run 16gb on my 2011 i5 MBP?
     
  8. ApplePu macrumors regular

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    Just to get that right:

    You would pay more for the memory upgrade to 16GB than for the MBP itself :confused:
     

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