2010 15" MBP RAM Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kyzelios, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    Im looking to upgrade the RAM in my 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,2). I know that in the manual it specifies PC3-8500 1066MHz, however I have some RAM that supports both speeds - PC3-10600 1333MHz and PC3-8500 1066MHz.

    My question is will this RAM work in my MacBook Pro at the correct speed, or do I need to specifically buy PC3-8500 1066MHz for my computer?

    Cheers
     
  2. Kyzelios thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have any experience with memory that is specified to be able to run at two different speeds in these MacBook Pros specifically?
     
  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    It'll most likely work, and it won't damage anything if it doesn't, so go ahead and try it.

    Some people have reported some instability and kernel panics with 1333 MHz RAM in 1066 MHz machines. Try it, and if you get kernel panics, etc., just order 1066 MHz RAM.
     
  4. Kyzelios thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's been rated to work by the manufacturer at 1066MHz OR 1333MHz depending on the machine and that it was tested with Macs, it should just work?
     

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