Yet another RAM question, kind of

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by galstaph, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    OK so looking at ram for my soon to get macbook pro, I will be getting 4gb, hell no am I getting it from apple. I will most likely get it out of the USA as it is a wee bit cheaper than from here in Canada (what with our dollar on the rise and near to par:D)
    So ok, my question is this: pc-5300, pc-5400 or pc-6400?
    I've noted that most ddr2 provided for the mbp is pc-5300, but would going to say the pc-6400 be beneficial? I know that the pc-6400 has a higher bus speed, would the latest mbp take advantage of it or is it stuck at 667mhz?:confused:


    don't know if it matters much but I'll be running photoshop, bryce, sketchup pro, parallels/vmware (haven't decided which yet) and autocad 2008, form z, revit and office if you would like to know why so much ram
     
  2. Toknee macrumors member

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    The new MBP's have the SR chipset in them, so do the newer PC laptops. There are a ton of posts out there, where users have installed PC6400 memory and get the faster mem, but the hardware clocks it down to 5300 speeds.

    I personally have no first hand knowlege of this. I upgraded my MBP memory to 4GB, but used PC5300 memory.
     

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