How to Upgrade RAM in MacBook Pro 17″ 2011 16GB Install Tutorial

This video is a tutorial of How to Upgrade, Install RAM Memory in a 2011 MacBook Pro from the existing 8GB 1333MHz to 16GB 1600 MHz. I used the Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SODIMM Model: CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 laptop memory. Apple claims that this MacBook is only capable supporting 8 gigs but as it seems it runs just fine with the 16 gig of ram.
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  1. Abi Shah says:

    what about the clocking speed of the 1600mhz,?

  2. James Daly says:

    This is really helpful and very straight to the point, no parts of the tutorial were in any way confusing.

  3. DJ DAMMY says:

    I have the same Mac book model
    Will this increase my performance while using logic pro??

  4. DarkStormz Empire says:


  5. AssHypnotized says:

    Can I upgrade my 2009 Apple MacBook Pro 17"??

  6. The Jeste says:

    Does this macbook have the know GPU problem?

  7. Sean F. White says:

    Did the job. Perfect tutorial. Many thanks

  8. Richard Wise says:

    Very helpful, thanks very much for posting.


    I have a MacBook Pro 17 inch mid 2010 and I found out the max to upgrade ram is 8GB from 4GB… Is there a way I can upgrade it to 16GB Ram 1600 MHZ???

  10. TechtronicMountain says:

    Excelent video!
    It's been 3 years since you posted this, is your laptop still ok? Any issues?
    Thank you.

  11. Rob Green says:

    there would be no problem installing the OWC 16GB (2x 8GB) 1333Mhz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMM 204-Pin Memory Upgrade Kit
    OWC 16GB (2x 8GB) 1333Mhz?

  12. Ivan says:

    that's precisely how a tutorial should be, GREAT JOB!

  13. Biren Patel, PE says:

    thanks! I wasn't sure if my macbook was gonna handle the upgrade, but you proved it so i didn't have to be nervous about making the purchase!  my friend pointed out that 2011 17" can go 16GB, but only models with i& 27xxQM or 28xxQM can handle the 1600MHz.  to find out which processor i had, i searched for my part number mc725LL/a. anyway, thanks again for posting this video!

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