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Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Is it possible to use DDR3-1600 RAM?

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I am going to get a new MacBook Pro 2012 13 inch in the coming weeks, and I ordered some RAM for it today.

I ordered 2x4GB DDR-3 1600 (PC12800) Corsair Venegance RAM.

Is it possible to use this RAM in my current MacBook Pro 2009, when Apple tells me to use 1066Mhz-RAM?

I know that's possible with desktop PCs, but does it work with Macs too?

Thanks!

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It did not work. Three beeps at startup.

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It should be alright. Downgrading usually works fine on newer Macs.

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I think you misunderstood. I want to use the DDR3-1600 in the older MacBook Pro 13''. And that does not work - I just tried. But thanks!

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