Released June 2012 / Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost / Up to 1 GB DDR5 Video RAM

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What is the best RAM for this system?

I'm getting a MacBook Pro 15" 2.6GHz I7 MD104LL/A 2012 Non-Retina soon from eBay...

I would like to know what is the best RAM for this model because at this moment I have few kits of 16GB RAMs to pick from:

  • 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3 (Micron)
  • 16GB 1866 MHz DDR3 (Micron or Samsung)
  • 16GB 2133 MHz DDR3 (G.Skill Ripsaw)

I need to know your advice /opinions on these to know the pros/cons on each RAM module for this MacBook Pro.

THANKS

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thx guys for your feedbacks...reason why i asked i saw few people using 1866mhz & 2133mhz RAM in their machine same like what im getting ....and seems it runs bit smoother on rendering tasks...again thanks for your useful feedbacks.

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Your question is really what is the correct speed the RAM needs to be. Your system only needs 1600 MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 SO-DIMM's.

You don't need anything faster, think of it this way... Your car takes Regular gas so do you gain anything using Premium gas? Nope!

What people get confused here is when a system is overclocked then the clocking of the memory bus also goes up which is why you'll gain performance with faster RAM. But, the RAM you're getting is technically the same RAM as the slower one! All they are doing is cherry picking the better RAM chips for the faster modules.

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Khaidir77, Dan is right. Use your first option.

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