upgrading MBP 13 2011 memory RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CREB, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. CREB macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    I currently have 4GB RAM of memory in my early 2011 MBP 13inch model and I want to upgrade this to a 8GB or 16GB 1866MHz
    Problem is I'm not sure what the differences between the two will be, graphics performance wise.
    I know that upgrading to 8GB increases VRAM to 512MB. What would happen when you upgrade to 16GB?
    Also is upgrading to 1866MHz a good idea?

    quoting dusk007 from another thread
  2. roofz macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2012
    Southern California
    vRam doesn't go past 512mb. So when you go all the way to 16gb, you're making your computer a lot faster, but you're not doing a whole lot towards directly improving gpu capabilities
  3. jimray macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2012
  4. CREB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    The highest I've seen in the forum was a screenshot of an 8GB 1600MHz.

    I also found some information about 8GB 1866MHz from amazon review
    So 1866MHz for mbp 13 2011 is out of the question?

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