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    MacBook Pro 15 (Early 2011) RAM and SSD
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    Neither module sets are the correct ones for your 2011 MPB. Your machine uses this:

    2 - 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM

    Which you can purchase either from Crucial or OWC. Both sellers are highly recommended. The SSD likewise can be purchased from OWC. LINK

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    I'm interested in this too (early 2011 macbook pro 17")
    I've been looking at multiple forums and they say the KHX1600C9S3K2/8G will work (1600MHz)

    but i'm more interested in the 1866MHz... I also found this on amazon:
    Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Kingston HyperX Plug n Play 8 GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) 1866MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook/Netbook Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 15000) 204-Pin KHX1866C11S3P1K2/8G
    The guy who bought it says it over heats... so i'm curious about that...

    go for it anyways?

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    MacBook Pro 15 (Early 2011) RAM and SSD
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    Did you read what I wrote above? That memory you linked to will not work in your MacBook Pro. Use only the memory type and speed that I stated in my first reply.

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    MacBook Pro 15 (Early 2011) RAM and SSD
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    Amazing how far some marketing fluff terms like "HyperX" will have that kind of effect on people.

    Buy the modules that your machine is rated for, period. Even if you purchase a module that has a higher speed rating, doesn't machine your magically scales up to the higher speed. The effective speed of the module is determined by what your chipset supports.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    MacBook Pro 15 (Early 2011) RAM and SSD
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    If you think it will work, purchase the memory, install it, and let us know.

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