Memory upgrade - do i need a 'matched kit', or can i buy 2x single modules?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cokedrinker, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. cokedrinker macrumors member

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    That's not the correct type of ram. You should buy 1066 not 1333. Or else your macbook will overheat.
     
  4. cokedrinker thread starter macrumors member

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    damnit, thanks for that, I was sure that was the correct ram - i actually thought it was 1066!
     
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    ??

    Based on what?

    If you use faster ram than supported, you just won't be able to take advantage of the faster speed.
     
  8. cokedrinker thread starter macrumors member

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    Did a bit more searching and found two brands which will work out cheaper than above anyway.

    Crucial (1066Mhz)
    Transcend (1333Mhz)

    I have never heard of transcend - but the website states it is suitable for the MBP.

    Is there any advantage to the Transcend 1333Mhz, as in better memory timings?
     
  9. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    if you get one of the i5/i7 based MBPs, you can move the RAM over there, since those systems need 1333 RAM.
     
  10. cokedrinker thread starter macrumors member

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    I am indeed getting the i5, possibly i7 - but these are 1066Mhz aren't they?!?!?
     
  11. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    i suppose you're right, just checked the apple site. 1333 will downclock to 1066 anyways, so you can move them over to a future MBP as well...
     
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    They wont overheat at all. All that happens is that the system down clocks the ram to the speed that the system runs at.(1066mhz)
     
  13. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    People have had trouble getting the ram to downclock - i would play it safe and get 1066 ram
     

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