I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB of RAM. I'm considering:

The specs match what my MacBook wants from RAM but it doesn't specifically state which models it is compatible with. Are the MacBooks very fussy about RAM or could someone tell me if this is compatible with my MacBook?

Specs are as follows:

  • Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15″ (8,2)
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
  • 4 GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM

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MacBooks with replaceable RAM use typical DDR3 like any other PC laptop.

From http://support.apple.com/kb/SP644:

1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB

The RAM you linked to:

  • Memory Speed 1333 MHz ( PC3-10600 )

I cannot guarantee that your MacBook will be able to address all 16GB, since the technical specifications claim the maximum supported amount is 8GB. However, I've seen several cases in which the upper bound Apple lists as "supported" is incorrect, so it's worth a shot. Make sure the RAM you buy has a decent return policy, in case your MacBook can't use more than 8GB as per the technical specifications.

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