12800 ram in 2010 15 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Montymitch, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Montymitch macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    I must have been too tired when I ordered my Christmas presents and ordered 2-4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 SODIMM for my MBP.
    Before I do anything, can I just install this and call it a day, or is it going to give me kernel panics and headaches? I'm just itching to get this thing running faster and I don't want to send the ram back. The machine is spec'd for 1066 I guess.
    Anyone out there with real world experience that can chime in?
    Happy Holidays!
     
  2. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    I believe that its not going to cause any problems, just the ram is going to run at 1066 instead of max speed.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The very worst thing that can happen is that it won't boot with the new RAM in. Try it, it takes all of 5 minutes to switch RAM sticks in those machines.
     
  4. Montymitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    I know it is easy and fast to install, I just don't want to mess with returning an opened package if I can avoid it. If it is going to cause errors I don't want to mess with it.
     
  5. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    If all specifications other than clock speed match, it should be no problem. I myself am running 12800 (1600MHz) Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DIMMs in my mid-2010 15" MBP without any issues.

    Regards
    Raptor
     

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