RAM Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Relznuk, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Relznuk macrumors 6502

    Relznuk

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    #1
    I'm considering upgrading the RAM in my 15" Macbook Pro to 8GB (it's a mi-2010), but I'm also considering upgrading my RAM to 8GB. If I upgraded my RAM, would I be able to use it in the new 2011 MacBook Pro? Or do the Sandy Bridge chipsets use a newer, faster RAM?

    Any assistance is appreciated.
     
  2. haruhiko macrumors 68040

    haruhiko

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    If I haven't got it wrong the new chipset should take DDR3 1,333MHz RAM. I bought a pair of Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM sticks (1,066MHz was out of stock) yesterday and they are compatible with my mid-2010 MBP 15". :D
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    1333MHz should work with your current model even though it's 1067 stock, but either 1067MHz or 1333MHz will work with the new models.
     
  4. Relznuk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Relznuk

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    Where did you purchase those, and how much did you pay for them?

    Also, can anyone confirm if what haruhiko says is true? Can these really be used with no performance issues?
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

    haruhiko

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    I'm not in the US. I got them from a local computer shop for around $100 (~$50 each).
    I used the MBP for one night and there wasn't any problem. ;-)
     

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