Does PC-10600 memory compatible with Early 2009 Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aleni, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    I have the early 2009 17" Macbook Pro, it currently uses 2x2GBs PC-8500 memory from Apple and i want to upgrade the ram to 8GB.

    The problem here in Indonesia, i can't find any PC-8500 DDR3 ram here, but there is one store that sells GSKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBSQ.

    here is the spec:

    Capacity 2x4GB
    Timing 9-9-9-24
    Clock Speed 1333MHz

    from my knowledge, my Macbook Pro uses PC-8500 or 1067mhz.

    The question is does PC-10600 memory compatible with my early 2009 Macbook Pro?
  2. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    "It is not recommended to buy RAM faster than your machine will handle. It won't make the machine run any faster (the Mac sets the memory bus speed, not the RAM module), and there may be compatibility issues with the RAM clocking down to the Mac's bus speed. 800 MHz SODIMMs are widely reported to be incompatible with Penryn Core2Duo Macs, which require 667 MHz memory."

    opps, my bad for not seeing it. thanks for the link :)

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