Ballistix 2666 ram

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  1. mizxco, Dec 1, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018

    mizxco macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
    Anyone here tried the Ballistix Sport LT 2666 (BLS2K16G4S26BFSD) able to confirm it runs at 2666 instead of 2400 on the 2017 27” iMac?

    On the spec page, it does say speeds start at 2400.

    The slightly cheaper Crucial counterpart (CT2K16G4SFD8266) seem to able to do 2666 per the Mac Mini threads but spec also say speed starts at 2133.

    Any recommendations?
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Depends on model iMac which you have not shared with us.

    Want a guess?

    No! Use specified Crucial or OWC memory.
  3. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
    2017 Retina 5K iMac
  4. wardie macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2008
    Are you saying the iMac can run at 2666MHz not just 2400MHz? As opposed to the iMac Pro...
    I’ve got a 5k iMac 2017 i7 with stock 2x4GB memory in plus extra specified 2x8GB OWC memory in. It all runs at 2400MHz. If you are planning to keep the stock memory in I doubt that will go beyond 2400MHz even if the memory controller let you (which I’m guessing it wont).
    Edit: I'll get my coat... so assume you're junking the stock memory then and trying to replicate something like the below???
  5. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
    Yeah planning to ditch the stock RAM, the 2017 iMac will take 2666Mhz rams, just checking if the Ballistix are native/compatible.

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