Upgrade RAM memory Macbook pro 15 late 2011

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  1. mifuelf macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook pro 15 late 2011 4Gb RAM and want to upgrade the RAM to 8GB, which provider do you recommend buying? samsung, kingston, hynix?? My OS is Mountain Lion 10.8.3.

    thanks! :)
     
  2. andy9l, May 11, 2013
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    andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Most popular brands should be fine.

    You need to ensure you buy 1333MHz RAM for your Mac. Here's a couple of links - you can find cheaper though:


    Buying 2x4GB would offer slightly better performance than a single 8GB stick:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270
     
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    You can go to up 16GB of 16000MHz on the 15" 2011 models. It will run and post at 1600MHx too
     
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Do you see a noticeable difference with the 1600MHz?
    I personally didnt see any boost so I just returned it and got the cheaper 1333MHz.
     
  6. Orlandoech, May 11, 2013
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    Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Noticeable, not really but it does in benchmarks more so than anything. But due to price difference, why not get 1600MHz?
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    As far as 16GB from Crucial go, 1333MHz is more expensive than 1600MHz. The same holds true for 8GB 1333MHz and 1600MHz.
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I use either the Corsair or the Corsair Vengeance model and vengeance is about 20USD more expensive.
     
  9. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Corsair or Kingston. Great information collected there:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Buying_RAM
     

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