Macbook Pro Late 2011 RAM Upgrade

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  1. vickysud macrumors member

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    Hi

    Using Macbook pro 17" late 2011 with 4GB 1333MHz thinking of upgrading it to 16GB all i want to know will the below configuration work with my late 2011 model. Im new to all this and dont want to regret after buying it.

    Kindly Help Thank You :)

    Gskill SQ DDR3 8GB (Mac) RAM (FA-1333C9S-8GSQ)

    Memory Type: 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) 1333 MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM
    Memory Standard: DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
    Compatible Device: Laptop (Mac)
    Pins: 204-pin
    Error Check: Non-ECC
    Buffered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Model ID: FA-1333C9S-8GSQ
    Part Number: FA-1333C9S-8GSQ
    MEMORY
    Frequency: PC3-10600 MHz (Specified)
    Technology: DDR3 DRAM Memory
    CAS Latency: 9/9/2009
    Memory Configuration: Dual Channel
    POWER
    Test Voltage: 1.5 V

    http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-sq-ddr3-8-gb-laptop-mac-ram-fa-1333c9s-8gsq/p/itmda3gbsmhpvp4z?pid=RAMDA3G25FYZJKFQ&ref=75df8063-05c0-49b8-99ab-6c56c2029c1f
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes it'll work, try this instead though:

    Newegg.com

    Also, never buy something that has "For Mac" because that just means it has a higher markup. A regular RAM stick works as long as it has the correct speed/bus.
     
  3. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that RAM should work just fine.

    Have a quick look at crucial ram as well first. They tend to sell RAM at quite a competitive price. Plus have a system scanner for anyone not sure so they can find exactly what ram would fit your system to give you piece of mind.
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I agree on the "for Mac" bit. It's a sales gimmick, most hardware is already compatible and others just require very simple formatting.
     
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  9. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    There prices are higher then the actual Cruicial Website... Under $50 with 2 day shipping for 8GB kit..
     
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    That's because they know they can take the same memory, slap on a 'optimized for mac' tag and charge more.
     
  11. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    I see... thanks
     
  12. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Ordered my Ram today from Crucial... Thanks again
     
  13. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Ram should be here tomorrow then installing.. thanks for everyone's help and thanks if any of you made youtube videos..
     
  14. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    just finished installing the 8GB upgrade from Crucial.. I have to say that it is noticeably faster.. websites are pretty much instant so far..

    Not sure if this helps boot up time but that seemed faster as well... Also my computer isn't bogged down with files and tons of music.. so that helps boot up i'm sure...

    Thanks for the upgrade guys..
     
  15. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    I picked up the corsair "mac memory" 16GB kit but it was on sale at newegg.ca for about $85 about a month ago. Surprising it was the cheapest deal around at the time. I knew the "mac mark up" that is usually in it, but the reg kit was more expensive at the time.
     
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  17. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    well i have an early 2011 MBP... 2.3Ghz, i5, 320HD..

    Max i thought was 16GB.. i just did 8GB because i only surf the net, and have multiple screens open..

    I just followed what crucial recommended on there site...
     
  18. jrhillma macrumors newbie

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    I have a late-2011 MBP 15" that originally had 4GB (2x2GB) installed. I upgraded to the Crucial 16GB (2x8GB) kit with no problems. The system reports it's all there, so it at least sees it.
     

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