Is Apple holding back the performance of the new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tejota1911, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2006
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Santa Rosa support DDR2 800 RAM? If that is the case, why is Apple shipping the new MacBook Pro with DDR2 667 RAM? Isn't that holding back performance? What kind of performance increase can be expected replacing the stock DDR2 667 RAM with aftermarket DDR2 800 RAM?

    Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400

    PC2-6400 RAM is kind of pricey. Do you think it wasn't chosen because of price?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The memory controller only supports up to DDR2-667.
  3. tejota1911 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2006
    Is that something that can be updated via a firmware update?
  4. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    Unless you're overclocking the CPU, which I would strongly not recommend on a laptop, there will be less than a one percent difference between ddr2 667 and ddr2 800.

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