1666Mhz RAM in MBP 2011 15" 2.2Ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anshi, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Anshi macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    Can I install 1666Mhz DDR3 RAM (4GB + 4GB) in my latest 2011 MBP?

    Also, What would be the difference between a regular set of RAM and Low Latency RAM in real world performance?

    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!!
     
  2. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    You will only notice it in benchmarks unless you really really stress the ram to the limit................
     
  3. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    You can try to install the 1666MHz RAM, but it won't run at 1666MHz. if it works at all, it will run at 1333MHz. I'd suggest you only install certified RAM, but not from Apple as it is too expensive.
     
  4. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can. Lower latency gives you better performance but you probably wont notice the difference.
     
  5. Anshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for the input. I shall get good quality 1333Mhz normal latency RAM.

    Cheers!!
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Good choice. ;)
     

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