Is it wise to get memory clocked above 1066 for my mbp?

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  1. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

    JoshGlzBrk

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    So I bought my 15" i7 macbook pro in April and I love it. But the only thing I didn't upgrade was ram because I knew that it can be acquired at a much more reasonable price. But I just have a question.

    I found this 2x4GB crucial ram clocked at 1066 and clocked at 1333 for the same price on new egg.

    1066: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148276
    1333: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148345

    I also found the 1333 for only $180 through google shopping.

    Is it wise to get ram clocked faster than the laptop can handle due to the fact that it could be used in a later laptop that does support that clock speed?

    Also $180: http://bit.ly/dqYmSb
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    it doesn't matter, the 1333 mhz ram will be downclocked to 1067 when you use them in your MBP
     
  3. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Now he sould look for cheaper ram. OWC or G-Skill come to mind.
     
  4. JoshGlzBrk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was under the impression crucial is the best brand because they pretty much supply like 30% of the whole market with memory chips.
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    So you think windows is better because it runs on 95% of all computers?
     
  6. JoshGlzBrk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did I say that? No I didn't.

    And that analogy doesn't even fit with what I originally said anyways. As other companies don't rebrand windows 7 as their own operating system.

    But companies rebrand OEM memory chips as their own...
     
  7. scrace89 macrumors member

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    i bought 8gb of g.skill for $160ish off newegg, works great. zero problems. it's been in my mbp for about a month.
     
  8. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily. The iMac comes with 1066 ram and it runs 1333 without downclocking it. I am sure it's likely it'll run at 1333
     

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