Question about RAM in a MacBook Pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryder553, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. ryder553 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, this is my first post here. It's nice to meet all of you!

    I'm thinking about getting a 17-inch MacBook Pro.
    I'll be putting a 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor in the laptop, and I was wondering about what RAM I should get.

    I'm thinking about getting 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, but I'm having a problem with one thing.
    What does the MHz mean? When I customize the MacBook Pro on Apple.com it only give me the option of getting 1333 MHz. Is that the highest that MacBook Pros support? Can I get a higher MHz?

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. Kranchammer macrumors member

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    Hey there! I am relatively new as well. Welcome!

    IIRC 1333 Mhz is the max bus speed (that's what the megahertz number refers to) supported by the 2011 macbook pros.

    I frequently use the Crucial.com memory configurator Memory Advisor tool
    to determine compatibility, although I don't always buy from them.

    Cheers!
     
  3. ryder553 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thanks for the response!
    Now I know I won't be looking for RAM higher than 1333 MHz. ;)
     
  4. CFoss macrumors 6502

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  5. Kranchammer macrumors member

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    Yes, and this too. :)
     
  6. ryder553 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know. I was planning at staying at 1333 MHz.
     

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