Early 2011 model, A1278 / 2.3 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor.

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Upgrading my RAM to 6Gb

Can I upgrade my Macbook Pro 13" (early 2011 model) from 4 to 6Gb of RAM only, rather than a full 8Gb?

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4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but as first confirmed by site sponsor OWC, this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.



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+ The simple answer is yes you can install 6GB of Ram by removing one of the 2Gb sticks and replacing it with a 4Gb stick of the proper speed.


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