MBP RAM question

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  1. Ickle Yoda1

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    I have an early 2011 MBP i7 with 4GB ram. I fancy upgrading it and can get 8GB ram for £43. Also see I can get 16GB ram for £73. Officially Apple only say the MBP supports 8GB but I have heard some people have 16GB running.

    Has anyone got the same mac and had 16GB running? Any advice if I should go 8GB or 16GB?
     
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    MacTracker states all Early 2011 MBPro's can support 16GB. :)
     
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    Thanks bpsmith, on googling it seems to be discussion if it recognises it ok or not. Thinking 16GB may be overkill at the mo but not sure if I should just bite the bullet
     
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    MacTracker is usually sound for info. I trust it for sure. If its days Supported then I believe it.

    Order from Crucial and if it doesn't work then they will swap it without question. They are very good like that. Great service in fairness. Price always great too.
     
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    Thanks guys, from googling it I see some people have had probs with their macs crashing and resetting with 16GB so think 8GB is the safer option.
     
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    Probably cheap or wrong spec RAM, rather than the amount.

    Crucial will refund you if it crashes continuously remember! Or swap for 8GB and refund the difference.
     
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    Thanks bismith. Now to decide if I go 8 or 16 then :)
     
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    I have the same mac, early 2011 MBP i7 and have had 16Gb in it from OWC for almost a year and its been rock solid. Its my personal mac but I use it to run a complete VM environment for my certification training exams that I have been doing and it works great. For the extra cost I've not had to worry about any memory issues at all.

    Having the mac, itunes, iphoto, chrome, mail, VMware with 3x ESXi hosts, 2x Windows 2003 Servers and 3x XP VMs inside the ESXi hosts and 1x Openfiler iSCSI SAN VM all running at the same time and the machine never misses a beat.
     

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