Replacing Ram in 17in Early 2011 MBP

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  1. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
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  3. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing except the fear that if they can't make good SSD's maybe they don't make good RAM
     
  4. jks067 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, I will do that. Thank you for the information
     
  6. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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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.
     
  8. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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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.
     
  10. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502

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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! Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 07.26.22.png Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 07.27.04.png
     
  11. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooo that's cool, I may do that then
     
  12. Cuniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Perfect thank you
     

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