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post #1 of 11
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Hey all,

I have the following: md318ll/a

15" late 2011 2.2gb i7 macbook pro.

Apples website says it maxes out at 8gb, but Crucial.com ( which I have trusted for quite some time) shows that it will go upto 16gb.

Anyone have any experience with this? I would love to put 16gb in it if I can!!

Thanks,

MM:thumb:
post #2 of 11
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Oh, and also, what is the difference with Mac memory over PC laptop memory. Why is apple memory so much more expensive?
post #3 of 11
it support 16GB Apple only Sell it with 8GB so they say it only support 8GB. Aslo the diference is between both ram is that the apple one is certified and overpriced.

I will say make sure you got 1333Mhz DDR3 Ram and you should be fine (just run meme test to be sure.)
post #4 of 11
Go to OWC and use there selector to figure which ram for your MBP. I've been buying from them for years and have never had a problem.

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Answer: up to 16 Gb
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Thanks all, fast and accurate as always. Appreciate it.
post #6 of 11
If there are other websites saying it will take 16GB then go for it after doing the MacBook EFI update.

apple said that my 13 inch unibody 2008 Macbook would not take more than 4 GB 1066Mhz . But currently it is running stable with G.Skill 2x4GB 1333Mhz modules
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post #7 of 11
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Now i just need to find a good set at a good price biggrin.gif.
post #8 of 11
I have G.Skill and would recommend them. Worked first try and the price isn't to bad.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231531
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How much faster is it for you?
post #10 of 11
Not really much faster just better at running multiple applications at one time, I noticed no difference is boot times or gaming performance. It only helped if I had a ton of Applications open at one time. I think 8gb actually would be fine unless you are doing something that is extremely memory intensive.
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