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[indent=1]So I feel like buying more RAM for my MacBook Pro (Late 2011), and I came across this[/indent]
[indent=1][b][url="http://ncix.com/products/?sku=66916&vpn=CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9&manufacture=Corsair"]Corsair 16GB DDR3-1333MHZ 204PIN SODIMM[/url].[/b] It's priced at [i]$121.87. [/i][/indent]

[indent=1]Is that a good price? Secondly, the reason as to why I want to purchase more memory is because I want to run multiple desktops, with applications like iTunes, Logic Pro, and Lightroom being run at the same time. I also don't want to have to close applications, as I prefer to leave them running all the time.[/indent]


[indent=1]Will the RAM give me a noticeable performance upgrade? Quick look at my specs:[/indent]


[indent=2]2.4GHz Intel Core i5[/indent]

[indent=2]4GB 1333 MHz DDR3[/indent]



Also, am I able to upgrade the 1333MHZ the Macbook originally came with and switch for a faster speed? Lets say 1600MHZ?

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I have 8 gb 1600mhz on my hackintosh, and os x 10.8.3 barely used 6 gb while running itunes, lightroom, stream, acdsee, vlc player, firefox and utorrent.

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Are you sure it is upgradable to 16GB? All specs [url="http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/"]from here[/url] show that it has an 8GB limit.

And It can read 1333 or 1600. So you'd be safe in speed, but as for the quantity, you are over the limit.

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[quote name='Mindovermaster' timestamp='1367348357' post='595665846']
Are you sure it is upgradable to 16GB? All specs [url="http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/"]from here[/url] show that it has an 8GB limit.

And It can read 1333 or 1600. So you'd be safe in speed, but as for the quantity, you are over the limit.
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Yeah I've read about this too, although I have read posts where users have gotten 16GB of memory to work. Well I guess maybe after what +abysal said I will get the 8GB sticks. They're $50.00 cheaper + I won't have to deal with the event my MacBook does not accept 16GB.

Thanks guys.

And one other question, maybe directed towards Mindovermaster, but will a 1600MHZ stick have a noticeable impact on the performance of my machine? or should I just stick with the 1333MHZ

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The only thing 1600 has above 1333, is overclockability. I recently went from 1600 to 1333, snd I didn't notice that great of a change.

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So I went out, bought the Corsair 8GB 1333MHZ and it's working like a charm.

Thanks

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