4gb of DDR3 1600MHz possible in aluminum macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ScyferDown, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. ScyferDown macrumors newbie

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    im really getting into upgrading my computer and i wanted to know if the macbook can handle 1600MHz RAM. and if so, what brand do i need, how expensive will it be, and where do i buy the RAM.


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  2. schreck macrumors regular

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    Even if the system would address it, it'd be superfluous to even consider it for the following reason: the machine will utilise it at a speed of 1066MHz. Keep what you have now. You will see no benefit with 1600MHz.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The bus only supports up to 1066mhz.

    Complete waste of $$ except to save the RAM and use it later, and even then it'd be a waste as that same RAM will be cheaper when a 1600mhz bus computer comes around.
     
  4. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    You should only use it if you plan to overclock so that you don't hit a memory wall and see your cpu's real potential. :) In any case, yes it should work, but at 1066
     

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