PC3 10666 Versus PC3 8500?

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  1. typhoonoid macrumors newbie

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    Whats the difference?
    I am pretty sure both are compatible with the macbook. I think.
     
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    DDR3 1066 is 8500 memory. What you need to be sure is that you are getting 204 pin DDR 3 RAM.

    8500 is the naming convention, whereas 1066 is the actual speed. 1066*8 ~ 8500.

    1066 DDR is 533 Megahertz RAM with two transfer cycles per clock for an effective clock rate of 1066 Megahertz.
     
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    10666 memory didn't work in my MacBook (Late 2008). I had to return it to New Egg for the 8500 speed.

    Hope this saves everyone time.
     
  7. PackMoney macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, new here...
    was wondering...what about the Macbook Pro MB133LL/A model??

    2.4Ghz 2GB of ram...wondering if this model supports the 240-Pin PC3 8500 RAM sticks?????

    ive been researching with mixed results..
    so i just went ahead and ordered the regular PC2-5300 RAM (4GB kit)...

    thanks...:confused:
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Your macbook only supports 200 Pin DDR2 667 Mhz RAM.

    The new MB/MBP only support 204 Pin DDR3 1066 Mhz RAM.
     
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    i really dont like to bump a post like this, but could someone please explain this to me???????:confused:
     

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