Max memory question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patseguin, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. patseguin macrumors 65816

    patseguin

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    I know this is a dumb question but I'm asking anyways. I have a 2011 MBP and online it states that 8GB is the max RAM. Is there any chance that was just because at the time there were only 4GB modules available but now I could get 8GB modules and upgrade it to 16 instead of 8? Or am I stuck at 8 until I get a new Mac?
     
  2. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    I have a late 2011 MBP with 16GB of RAM. Yours should be able to handle the same. Go to crucial.com, download the scanner and it will tell you what you can use.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Apple only ever supported 8gb with owc confirming that 16gb passes with flying colours. You need 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3
     
  4. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Got an early 2011 Macbook Pro with 16gb of ram, its completely possible.
     
  5. patseguin thread starter macrumors 65816

    patseguin

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    Thanks guys, I'm glad I asked. I just ordered a 16GB kit from Crucial. Should breathe a little more life into my MacBook Pro.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    The biggest speed bump after that will be swapping your hybrid drive with a full ssd. That will defiantly breath fresh air into your macbook
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not if you aren't using it.

    You have not said why you feel you need more RAM, do you have new apps using more RAM? do you suddenly have far more things open at the same time? Are you using VM's you weren't using before??

    An SSD is far more likely to improve your user experience and the overall speed of your computer, for most use cases....
     
  8. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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