2009 mbp ram

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

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    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?

  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    it'll work fine, but it'll downclock to 1066mhz (PC3 8500)
  3. macdot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    That's what I was thinking. Thanks for confirming.

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