Replacing Ram in 17in Early 2011 MBP

Cuniac

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I've been thinking about Upgrading the Ram in my 17in Early 2011 MBP form the 8GB that it came with to 16GB. I see OWC sells RAM for this model but after hear the issues people have with their SSD drives I don't know this is the best option. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

jks067

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I am an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and I use Crucial RAM in all my computers, including my PCs. Just go to their website and enter in the information about your computer. Should be 2x8GB 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMMs.
 

Cuniac

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I am an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and I use Crucial RAM in all my computers, including my PCs. Just go to their website and enter in the information about your computer. Should be 2x8GB 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMMs.
Cool, I will do that. Thank you for the information
 

Cuniac

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Does anyone know where I can buy a good mac tool set? I could buy this and take it to one of the local apple re-sale shops but they will probably charge me. Also if the set will include the tool for the Hard Drive mounting as well. I replaced the HD once at an apple store and I remember it has some special pins in the side of the HD to secure it inside the macbook
 

yjchua95

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Does anyone know where I can buy a good mac tool set? I could buy this and take it to one of the local apple re-sale shops but they will probably charge me. Also if the set will include the tool for the Hard Drive mounting as well. I replaced the HD once at an apple store and I remember it has some special pins in the side of the HD to secure it inside the macbook
You can just buy any Philips 00 screwdriver from any hardware shop. For the non-retina MBPs, no special tools are needed.

PS - I also vote for Crucial, it's good.
 

Cuniac

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You can just buy any Philips 00 screwdriver from any hardware shop. For the non-retina MBPs, no special tools are needed.

PS - I also vote for Crucial, it's good.
I know it needs something for the harddrive though as I am upgrading it as well. They were 4 pins coming out the sides and the guy at the apple store took it back so he could remove it for me. Maybe ill just do that again lol
 

yjchua95

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I know it needs something for the harddrive though as I am upgrading it as well. They were 4 pins coming out the sides and the guy at the apple store took it back so he could remove it for me. Maybe ill just do that again lol
For the hard drive, you need a Torx T6 screwdriver, also easily obtainable off any hardware store.

I replaced the hard drive in my early-2011 15" myself, along with the RAM. No special tools needed and definitely not a trip to the store was needed.
 

TheralSadurns

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The 17" early 2011 MBP actually handles 1600MHz DDR3 just fine!
I would go for that... for a nice little speed boost!
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Cuniac

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For the hard drive, you need a Torx T6 screwdriver, also easily obtainable off any hardware store.

I replaced the hard drive in my early-2011 15" myself, along with the RAM. No special tools needed and definitely not a trip to the store was needed.
Perfect thank you
 
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