4gb of DDR3 1600MHz possible in aluminum macbook?

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

  1. ScyferDown macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    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.

  2. schreck macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    New England
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    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

    Nov 16, 2008
    Well..Ask your mother.
    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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