Upgrading compatible RAM, what about bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheStew, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. TheStew macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Hi guys, I'm going to upgrade my RAM for helping me with 3DS Max. I would go for the 2 x 8 GB edition here: http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Appl...re+i7+(15-inch+DDR3)+Early-2011-upgrades.html

    Since I am running 3DS on bootcamp I would like to know if there are any compatibility options with new RAM & Windows (vista).. Found some posts about Win7 but I just wanted to check before I buy something

    Thanks for the help!
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    The OS doesn't give a damn about what sort of RAM you use it just expects it to work. There is no such thing as RAM compatibility with Windows.

    I would consider that RAM expensive that you picked. You can get ddr3 1600 cl 10 for that.
    Though unless you use an onboard GPU like the HD 4000 1600Mhz RAM isn't really worth it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...06178 600213067&IsNodeId=1&name=16GB (2 x 8G)

    That one I would choose.
    Seems the best choice on that newegg list if you ignore the $99 RAM from unknown brands.

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