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What are the exact specs when shopping for early 2011 MacBook Pro SO-DIMM memory? I'll be uprading to the maximum of 8GB.

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The 2011 MacBook Pros can actually handle 16GB, despite apple's statements. (See: blog.macsales.com/… ) –  Fake Name Apr 29 '11 at 6:32
    
Mostly, 8GB SO-DIMMs are just ridiculously expensive (~$800) –  Fake Name Apr 29 '11 at 6:36
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According to Apple Support:

  • Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format
  • 67.6mm x 30mm (1.18 inch)
  • 2 GB or 4 GB
  • 204-pin
  • PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz type RAM

Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1270

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I can confirm that 1066 MHZ works without any problems with latest i7 2011. I didn't test if there are any performance issues, but at least it is stable. –  sorin Oct 17 '11 at 20:43
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