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Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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maximun RAM for MacBook Pro 15" early 2011

Is it possible to put 2 8GB RAM total max 16GB memory RAM for Macbook Pro 15" early 2011?

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@Bruno - You do need to check your systems firmware before you upgrade the RAM. Follow this Apple T/N: EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs. Make sure you have the latest.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

MacBookPro8,2 MBP81.0047.B27 (EFI 2.7) 1.69f4 (SMC 1.7)

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Hey Ernesto,

Yes it's possible!

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in addition, will it be compatible too., will the system accept it and will not hung or corrupt.

Just needed to be sure because I'm planning to buy the 2 8GB RAM and install/fix it by myself. Thanks.


It will accept it but apple does not support it. Basicly yes it will work but if you want assistance from apple you wont get it because you have too much RAM installed. Dont ask me why.


Also are you sure you dont need a ssd instead of more ram?


Thanks, this made me think and analyze a bit with the needs of my MacBook Pro 2011 upgrades...


@hari - Apple will service a system with other configurations of RAM or storage (HD or SSD). So he'll be OK here if he adds more RAM.


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