RAM for MBP 6,2 question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smadder, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. smadder macrumors member

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    I just got my 2.4Ghz Core i5 15" MBP (Apple refurb store for only $1529 - amazing deal) and am considering taking it all the way up to a full 8GB of RAM.

    I noticed the new i3, i5, and i7 iMacs use 1333 So-DIMM laptop chips. Does anyone know if 1333 chips would run at the full 1333 in the latest 6,2 model 15" MBPs or would it automatically down-clock it to 1066. The price difference between the two speeds on Newegg for an 8GB kit (2 x 4GB chips) is only a couple of bucks (if that), and I'd love to squeeze more performance out of my machine if possible.

    Please no speculative answers - I need a hard yes or no. Thanks for taking the time....
     
  2. smadder thread starter macrumors member

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    never mind

    I just checked the i5 spec sheet at Intel's site. The processor only supports up to 8GB max of ddr3 800 or 10666 and that's it.

    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47341

    Oh well, this is still the fastest Mac I've ever used and I'm probably over-powered for my needs as it is. Hope this link helps some other people answer some spec questions on Intel's i series chips.
     

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