1600 ram supported in latest macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hackintosh Sr., Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2008
    I was reading the specs on Intels website and it says it supports 1600mhz ram and not just the 1333 it comes with. Does anyone know? Thanks
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    It might work, but Apple could just as easily have put a software cap on the RAM speeds. Personally, I wouldn't bother as 1600 MHz RAM is significantly pricier for a small performance increase, especially since Macs really aren't meant for gaming anyway.
  3. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    give it a try, run some tests and let us know your results :)
  4. TitanApe macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    The processor that comes with the MacBook pro I order can handle ddr3 1600, what is curious is if the system will recognize the increased speed ram and boot at that speed.

  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Hopefully someone will do it and post their results. Keep the thread alive.
  6. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    I'm sure it will work. Apple will do with the macbook pros what they did to the iMacs most likely. When apple first introduced the iMacs with lynnfield cpus, they only had them run with 1066mhz ram, but with the refresh in mid 2010, Apple put 1333mhz ram in the same lynnfield iMacs (and of course the other clarkdale iMacs that came out)

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