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macbook pro memory

Hi All - I have been on the apple site today and see that macbook pro 15ich early 2011 memory upgrade is only up-gradable to 8GB but some say it can go to 16GB . I need to make the right choice for my client, here tried 16GB and found the system to be unstable so I was thinking of following the able suggestion of 8GB but I first wanted to see what thought you might have. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Commented:
It goes up to 16GB check the information I posted for the exact ram I even left the link at the bottom for ya.

Apple MacBook Pro Systems MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 PC3-10600 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 512Meg x 64

16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-10600 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 1024Meg x 64

Notes about your system:
This 15" system may utilize one of the following processors:
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz or 2.3GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor.

Your null MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
system specs as shipped

Maximum memory: 16384MB
Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

Reference Link: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Apple/macbook-pro-%2815-inch%2C-early-2011%29
You can go to this page to look up your Mac's initial specs by serial number then load the page for the model to get more


Here's some more information.
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