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For all of your wanting to upgrade to 16BG of RAM ... DON'T! Why

Why
, not because the machine won't accept it, because it will and if you have a good brand it will work fine and recognize it, even though appleApple has clearly stated that it 8Gb is the max. However

However
, most people believe that a slow computer is due to memory, which is a factor but upgrading to 16gigs is only going waste your money, 8GB is plenty unless you plan on running 5 virtual machines all at once, unlikely. You

You
might want to consider other factors like your graphics memory, in which you can upgrade because it is in the chipset, and harddrive speed. Sometime your graphic memory is overload, seeming how it is only 256MB compared to the 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MC723LL/A) earlyearly 2011 version that has 1GB1GB of graphics memory. Then you harddrive, it may be bombarded with so much data of music files and video files that it can't even find what your looking for in time. Consider

Consider
these before spending wasted money ofon Memory Upgrade. You really won't see a big different going to 16GB of ramRAM memory.
For all of your wanting to upgrade to 16BG of RAM ... DON'T! Why

Why
, not because the machine won't accept it, because it will and if you have a good brand it will work fine and recognize it, even though appleApple has clearly stated that it 8Gb is the max. However

However
, most people believe that a slow computer is due to memory, which is a factor but upgrading to 16gigs is only going waste your money, 8GB is plenty unless you plan on running 5 virtual machines all at once, unlikely. You

You
might want to consider other factors like your graphics memory, in which you can upgrade because it is in the chipset, and harddrive speed. Sometime your graphic memory is overload, seeming how it is only 256MB compared to the 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MC723LL/A) earlyearly 2011 version that has 1GB1GB of graphics memory. Then you harddrive, it may be bombarded with so much data of music files and video files that it can't even find what your looking for in time. Consider

Consider
these before spending wasted money ofon Memory Upgrade. You really won't see a big different going to 16GB of ramRAM memory.

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Original post by: Brian Smith ,

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For all of your wanting to upgrade to 16BG of RAM ... DON'T! Why, not because the machine won't accept it, because it will and if you have a good brand it will work fine and recognize it, even though apple has clearly stated that it 8Gb is the max. However, most people believe that a slow computer is due to memory, which is a factor but upgrading to 16gigs is only going waste your money, 8GB is plenty unless you plan on running 5 virtual machines all at once, unlikely. You might want to consider other factors like your graphics memory, in which you can upgrade because it is in the chipset, and harddrive speed. Sometime your graphic memory is overload, seeming how it is only 256MB compared to the 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MC723LL/A)  early 2011 version that has  1GB of graphics memory. Then you harddrive, it may be bombarded with so much data of music files and video files that it can't even find what your looking for in time. Consider these before spending wasted money of Memory Upgrade. You really won't see a big different going to 16GB of ram memory.

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