PC3-8500 or PC3-10600

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jonjon1, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. jonjon1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Hi guys!
    I have a 2.2 quad-core i7 15" Macbook Pro. Im about to upgrade my ram to 8GB. And most of them (PC3-10600) are 50dollars. But in Amazon I found one for 35 dollars, but this one is a PC3-8500. Does anyone know what the difference is? Is the PC3-10600 so much better? Does a PC3-8500 also run in my macbook pro?
    Thanks a lot.
  2. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    get the PC3-10600. That is what your MBP is intended to use. PC3-8500 will cripple your computer. 8500 was for the 2010 MBPs, 10600 is for the 2011 MBPs.
  3. jonjon1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thanks a lot bniu! And what about the 2011 2.5 15 Macmini, also the 10600? or better the 8500. The Macmini isn`t a quad core like the macbook pro.
  4. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    yeah, also get the 10600. It's the Sandy Bridge chipset that wants 10600 RAM.
  5. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    select the apple symbol in the upper left hand corner of your screen, select about this mac. This will tell you which ram you need for your computer.

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