Max RAM in Late 2011 17" Macbook

chris98vf

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Mar 3, 2010
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I'm looking to buy a new Macbook in the coming weeks and have noticed that you can get a total of 16GB (2x8GB) from crucial.com however Apple's own site only listed a max of 8GB. Is it possible to upgrade to 16 and Apple just doesn't want to offer it for some reason or has Crucial made a mistake?
If anyone has upgraded to 16GB please let me know...

Thanks in advance!
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
  • By visiting EveryMac.com
  • By using Mactracker
  • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
 

chris98vf

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Mar 3, 2010
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You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
  • By visiting EveryMac.com
  • By using Mactracker
  • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
Copy/Pasted from the site:
*Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.

Why the hell would Apple not offer 16GB? Considering these are used for high end graphics I would think they would want to show a beefier capability.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Why the hell would Apple not offer 16GB? Considering these are used for high end graphics I would think they would want to show a beefier capability.
It's a common practice with some Apple models. Some earlier Mac models showed a max of 2GB, when 3 or 4GB was possible.
 

zaxdude

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Mar 11, 2011
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Why the hell would Apple not offer 16GB? Considering these are used for high end graphics I would think they would want to show a beefier capability.
That's a question you should pose to Apple. Send them an email -- they'll reply with something. Give Tim Cook a try too....
 
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