2009 mbp ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macdot, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

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    I'm RAM stupid, so I'm sorry if this is a strange question, but is there any reason not to get PC3-10600 so-dimms for my 2009 MBP (that normally takes PC3-8500)? I'd like the option of swapping them into my new iMac when I need a full 16GB of RAM, but prefer the 8/8 split for the majority of my use. Will the 10600s work in the MBP and run at the same level of performance?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    it'll work fine, but it'll downclock to 1066mhz (PC3 8500)
     
  3. macdot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was thinking. Thanks for confirming.
     

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