PC3-8500 or PC3-10600

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

  1. jonjon1 macrumors newbie

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    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.
    Jonjon1
     
  2. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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.
    Thanks
     
  4. bniu macrumors 6502a

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

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    op,
    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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