New MB 4,1 (early 2008) - RAM still at 667MHz?

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  1. kamm
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    I couldn't find any review with new MB cracked open - AT has one with MBPs - so most likely memory is still running lower than CPU FSB, right?

    Reason I'm asking is that I haven't opened my 2x2GB Crucial yet so I can exchange it for 800MHz sticks if it would make sense (unlikely)...
     
  2. LeeTom
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    Apple's Technical Specifications for the new MacBook (early 2008) say:

    1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) or 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB
     
  3. kamm
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    Yep, that's all I've found too but I think it's about the possible BTO/CTO configurations, not what the mainboard/chipset supports.
     
  4. diamond.g
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    No faster memory till Montevina. Which the faster ram will be ddr3.
     
  5. xraydoc
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    The new MacBooks just released still runs on the Santa Rosa chipset, so the front side bus speed remains at 800MHz and the memory bus remains at 667MHz.
     
  6. kamm
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    Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and installed the modules - it's pretty darn fast with 4GB memory... :cool: Interesting that it gained +100 points in Geekbench score.
     
  7. honeycrisp
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    Does 4GB even ever get used?
     
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    Yes.
     

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