Is 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM the fastest available RAM for Mac? (thanks for the help)

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  1. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen other companies with speeds of 1333 MHz and 1666 MHz. Does that make much of a difference in running programs?

    Has there been anything said about faster RAM for Macs?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it's the fastest that Macs take. You'd get more performance improvement by adding the amount of RAM vs the speed. For example, 4GB of 1066MHz would outperform 2GB of 1333MHz. Besides, the speed of your hard drive is also a factor, especially when paging. That's why more RAM (to reduce paging) makes such a noticeable difference in overall performance, compared to faster processor or RAM, in most applications.
     
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    Actually my Aluminum Macbook that I sold was able to recognize 1333MHz RAM. I don't know if it was able to actually use the full frequency but I'm guessing if it was able to recognize it, it would use everything otherwise it would simply see it as 1066.
     
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    1333mhz ram does work in the imacs. There is a thread going around here somewhere. It was quite unstable though as the op only had cl9 ram.

    But yea, go for more ram over faster ram as has been said earlier
     
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    yes.
     

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