I'm looking at buying some extra RAM for my mid-2011 (?) MBP. OWC says that I can handle up to 16GB (2x8), though I might elect to go with "only" 8GB.
I haven't bought computer components in a couple of years, so I'm not sure what the state-of-the-art is. Do I have to match the speed of the current modules (listed as 1333MHz) or can I go faster? Do I have to look for certain timing characteristics? Does brand matter?