Feb 2011 MBP 1600 vs 1333 RAM Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SandyBridge420, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. SandyBridge420 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there I am brand new to the forums and have a quick question as my first post.

    I want to get 8gb of ram for my new 15' MBP, It tells me that mine is running at 1333 with 4G but from looking at the forums and online the new processors are capable of handling 1600. Should I get the 1600 ? here are my concerns.

    1. Would it show up as 1600 in my system profiler

    2. and if so would it be really running at 1600 or would my system under clock it to 1333 ?

    3. Any one know of a good reputable manufacturer to choose from (other than apple b/c its hella expensive?

    4. Also are there any stability concerns with bumping up to 1600
     
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  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Just get 1333 MHz. It's what Apple specifies and warrants the laptop with, nothing else.
     
  4. stordoff macrumors regular

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    Just go for the 1333MHz. The 1600Mhz RAM will benchmark better, but the real-world performance difference won't be noticeable. I once went from 800MHz to 1066MHz RAM (a bigger percentage increase than 1333->1600) and there was no perceivable difference between the two.
     
  5. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    1600 will read what it is. If you have the core i7 then it also supports up to 1866.
     
  6. SandyBridge420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did not know that, I have the i7 but the question is if its supports 1866 how stable is it?
     
  7. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    The 1866 runs extremely stable.
     

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