Memory Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jeme, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jeme macrumors regular

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    I have 4GB of crucial memory (PC8500) from another computer - would this be any better than the ram that comes in the new MBP's?

    My assumption is that the stock ream would be better as that is what apple speced for the computer - but thought I would ask the question.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    IIRC, the new MBPs are DDR3, while PC8500 is DDR2, so it won't work.

    Just checked, nope, it won't work ...
     
  3. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is DDR 3 and it does work in a mac. It is crucial DDR3 PC8500 - ordered from new egg. So would it be beter than what comes stock in a mac?
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    As long as the memory you own is DDR3 1066 MHz it will work fine.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm, a quick google showed pc8500 as ddr2, but if it is dd3, it will work - but it should be the same speed. It won't be any better, unless you have more than what is in the Mac.
     
  6. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok this is what I ordered:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191

    The item discription is:

    Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BC1067 - Retail

    I think I stated it wrong in my previous posts - PC3 8500 - I missed that 3 sorry.
     

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