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cynide123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 10, 2013 2:40 AM

Can I use DDR3-1600 RAM instead of DDR3-1066 RAM?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 5:54 AM (in response to cynide123)

    if you're planning on installing those RAM in a Macbook - don't even waste your money or time.  there is a 90% chance that it won't work.

     

    don't get me wrong - some people have had success in getting their Macbook to boot with those RAM installed - but they were installing them in a 2011 Macbook Pro which uses the 1333MHz version.  Yours however, uses the 1066MHz.  Why take a chance?

     

    I once installed 1333MHz RAM in my Late 08 Macbook Uni - worked for a while - couple of months later, had nothing but issues - after i reinstalled the old RAM, my Macbook was back to normal.

     

    There's no harm in trying - but it's best to install RAM that spec'd out for your Macbook.

     

    Good luck

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 8:21 PM (in response to cynide123)

    Good choice.

     

    Also, spend the extra $5 to $10 to install Mac Certified/Tested RAM - better for your Macbook.  Sometimes generic RAM works if you get the right timings - but most of the times they don't - just search this forum and you'll see how many people bought non-Apple Certified RAM and have had nothing but issues.

     

    Good brands like Crucial - Corsair - Mushkin - G.Skill - Kingston (non Value) - Patriot Mac Series are a good start.

     

    I personally use G. Skill 1066MHz RAM in my late 08 Macbook Uni.  Crucial 1066MHz RAM in my late 2009 Macbook White. Patriot Mac Series in my late 2011 Macbook Pro - all with no issues at first install.

     

    In any event - good luck with your ram transplant and hopefully it all goes smoothly with you.

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to cynide123)

    Good brand - never had any issues with G.Skill.

     

    Yes, I live in both Vancouver and Victoria....

     

    In Vancouver - right in front of Van Dusen Gardens and in Victoria - Oak Bay Marina (live in a Sailboat)

     

    What part of the country are you in now?

     

    In any event - you're very welcome

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to cynide123)

    Nice - was there before - actually was in Goa and Kerala....

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