RAM for MBP 6,2 question

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

  1. smadder macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2006
    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

    Apr 28, 2006
    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.


    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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