Faster RAM for an older 2011 iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kendo, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Can I use DDR 1600 RAM even though Apple says the 2011 iMac should use DDR 1333? The reason is because the Crucial 1333 is out of stock at Newegg and they have the 1600 in stock. I don't care if it lowers the speed to 1333, I just care if it will be compatible.
  2. kohlson macrumors 65816

    Apr 23, 2010
    If Crucial says it will work, then yes. You could check this on their web site. If not, then they may not support it if there's an issue.
  3. Jan.K macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2015
    Yes, you can :) DDR Ram with higher frequency is always compatible to lower frequencies.

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