DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 Laptop/Notebook

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Your MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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Memory:

DDR3 PC3-10600

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Slots: 2

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

Install Guide for your:
MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011
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video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

SSD Install Guide for your:
MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011
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16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module

16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
Part Number: CT3327378
  • Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011
 $159.99
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Crucial Memory for Mac® Systems — DDR3 204-pin SODIMM

DDR3 204-pin SODIMM for Mac

Product Highlights:

  • Increases system performance
  • Compatible with Mac systems
  • Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality
  • Meets or exceeds Apple's own quality requirements
  • Easy installation
  • Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8GB
  • DDR3 modules include built-in thermal sensors and advanced lead and halogen-free technology
  • Limited lifetime warranty

At Crucial, we understand something important about Mac computers. They're intuitive and easy to work with. Your memory should be too.

Compatibility for Mac systems.
Engineered to be compatible with your Apple® system, Crucial Memory for Mac takes the guesswork out of a memory upgrade. Since Apple systems often have very specific memory requirements, including particular component densities, speeds, and SPD programming specifications, it's important to buy your memory from people who know Apple computers inside and out. With over a decade of experience manufacturing and developing memory for Apple systems, we make it easy to find memory that's been designed specifically for your system.

Reliability for Mac systems.
If you're an Apple computer user, you probably expect intuitive, reliable performance from your system. We think memory should work the same way, too. For each module we manufacture, we send it through a rigorous testing process to ensure that you're getting a reliable, high-performance memory solution. Every module that leaves our doors has been extensively tested at the component level for voltage and temperature resistances, signal integrity, and software compatibility. The result? Reliable memory that meets or exceeds Apple's own memory requirements. With the latest lead and halogen-free technology and built-in thermal sensors1 to help control your system's cooling, Crucial Memory for Mac features advanced innovations.

Support for Mac systems.
Unsure how to install memory or have an important question about your Apple system? Let our team of experts help! With a tech-savvy team that's well-versed in Apple systems, we'll provide the technical support you need—no matter how old your Mac computer gets. From phone support, videos, FAQ articles, and do-it-yourself guides, we've got the resources you need to keep your system up to speed.

Crucial—quality you can depend on.
Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to DRAM, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of DRAM in the world, we work with our engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support our extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes more than 250,000 different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, we've got one specifically designed for your Mac system. For more than a decade we've kept Mac computer owners happy with high-performance memory and outstanding customer service. No matter what type of Mac system you have, we've got a compatible solution.

1 DDR3 modules only

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Crucial16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

16 Gigs Works on MacBook Pro

I was a bit skeptical about installing 16 gigs of RAM in a late 2011 MacBook Pro that Apple says has a maximum capacity of 8, but since Crucial guaranteed it would work, and ...Read complete review

I was a bit skeptical about installing 16 gigs of RAM in a late 2011 MacBook Pro that Apple says has a maximum capacity of 8, but since Crucial guaranteed it would work, and I read another user review saying it worked on his MacBook (from April 2011), I decided to give it a try.

First of all, it works great. But I failed to seat the first DDR RAM properly, and after putting the back on my computer and booting up, I discovered my computer only recognized 8 gigs of RAM (it came with 4). I decided to use it for a few minutes with 8 to see how much difference it made. 8 megs made a HUGE difference. So I was very curious to see how much the extra chip would make.

This is not a scientific report. I'm not a geek, but I do use several memory intensive programs - Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, iTunes, Adobe Illustrator, Outlook, and random other programs plus web browsing... sometimes all at once while backing up wirelessly.

The extra RAM made a slight noticeable difference, but not nearly the difference I noticed in the 1st 8 gigs.

I was disappointed that the RAM came with no instructions. I didn't quickly find instructions on the Crucial.com site either, but I Googled a YouTube video quickly that was very helpful, and the procedure was very simple.

I'm glad I went ahead and got 16 gigs, even though many people posted that it is overkill. I think not. I like being able to swap quickly and easily between memory-intensive programs, and this has made a huge difference. Since the price is coming down, I went ahead and got another 16 for my wife's computer. She probably could get by with 8, but why take chances at this price?

VS

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problems multiple times

Bought this two separate times and had to return both times. I've heard people have gotten the 16GB to work in a late 2011 15inch MacbookPro but it didn't work for me. The first ...Read complete review

Bought this two separate times and had to return both times. I've heard people have gotten the 16GB to work in a late 2011 15inch MacbookPro but it didn't work for me. The first time, my computer would shut off every time I closed my laptop. The second time, I started getting the "black screen of death" with increasing frequency until I took out the RAM and replaced with the original 4GB. Problem was probably faulty RAM stick but I've decided to go with 8GB to avoid issues and more returns.

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2.0

problems multiple times

By Ali the Engineer

from Los Angeles, CA

Pros

  • Increases Speed

Cons

  • Computer Starts Malfuncti

Best Uses

    Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

    Bought this two separate times and had to return both times. I've heard people have gotten the 16GB to work in a late 2011 15inch MacbookPro but it didn't work for me. The first time, my computer would shut off every time I closed my laptop. The second time, I started getting the "black screen of death" with increasing frequency until I took out the RAM and replaced with the original 4GB. Problem was probably faulty RAM stick but I've decided to go with 8GB to avoid issues and more returns.

     
    5.0

    gr8 product!

    By KevindePaulo

    from Willemstad, Curacao

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

    Gr8 delivery time and good quality product!

     
    5.0

    As Advertised, Works Great

    By Travel the World

    from Boise, ID

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fast delivery
    • Works Well With Macbook P

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Macbook Pro

    Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

    Upgraded my Macbook Pro to the maximum of 16 Gb with the 2 8 Gb RAM. Speeds up the notebook, especially with video editing.

     
    5.0

    Great additional memory for MBP!

    By JP

    from Akita, Japan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Installtion
    • Shipping
    • Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        Wonderful addition memory for my MBP. Love the new speed from 4 GB to 16 GB. Huge difference, price and shipping worth it. Shipping to Japan was quick and easy. Will look here for my memory needs, thanks!

         
        5.0

        Great price, works great!

        By Scott H.

        from Port Orchard, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • It works

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Added memory

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        This simple upgrade greatly enhanced productivity. Works great!

         
        5.0

        Great improvement in MBP 2011 performanc

        By pak

        from Rapid City, SD

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        I put this in my 2011 MBP and the performance of the machine really jumped.

         
        5.0

        No regrets.

        By Not an expert.

        from San Antonio, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        I installed the memory upgrade in a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro, 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7. On installation, the memory passed all checks and has run without giving me any problems. Performance has definitely improved. I probably didn't need to upgrade to 16 GB, but hey, it was cheap and available, so why not?

         
        5.0

        GREAT!

        By Jerry

        from Lexington, KY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        Good web site. Great selection tools. Quick and friendly help on line. Had to return an item (my mistake) and found the return process to be as good - or perhaps better - than the order process. I am a fan!

         
        5.0

        Without a hitch.

        By HellOnWeelz

        from Upstate NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        Bought as max memory upgrade for late-2011 MacBook Pro. Had installed by Apple-certified technician in case of any installation-related damage. While Applecare will cover damage resulting from a technician's work, though, be aware that the memory itself is not covered under Applecare's support.

        After install, Mac booted fine, system info reports 16 GB of RAM, and I can run multiple memory-hungry apps at once, swiftly and with style. ;)

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        16 Gigs Works on MacBook Pro

        By Gopingpong

        from Burtonsville, MD

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 (15-inch DDR3) Late-2011 System:

        I was a bit skeptical about installing 16 gigs of RAM in a late 2011 MacBook Pro that Apple says has a maximum capacity of 8, but since Crucial guaranteed it would work, and I read another user review saying it worked on his MacBook (from April 2011), I decided to give it a try.

        First of all, it works great. But I failed to seat the first DDR RAM properly, and after putting the back on my computer and booting up, I discovered my computer only recognized 8 gigs of RAM (it came with 4). I decided to use it for a few minutes with 8 to see how much difference it made. 8 megs made a HUGE difference. So I was very curious to see how much the extra chip would make.

        This is not a scientific report. I'm not a geek, but I do use several memory intensive programs - Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, iTunes, Adobe Illustrator, Outlook, and random other programs plus web browsing... sometimes all at once while backing up wirelessly.

        The extra RAM made a slight noticeable difference, but not nearly the difference I noticed in the 1st 8 gigs.

        I was disappointed that the RAM came with no instructions. I didn't quickly find instructions on the Crucial.com site either, but I Googled a YouTube video quickly that was very helpful, and the procedure was very simple.

        I'm glad I went ahead and got 16 gigs, even though many people posted that it is overkill. I think not. I like being able to swap quickly and easily between memory-intensive programs, and this has made a huge difference. Since the price is coming down, I went ahead and got another 16 for my wife's computer. She probably could get by with 8, but why take chances at this price?

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