Will this mac operate on 1333MHz instead of 1600MHz?
Hey all, my first post here so I hope you can all be kind and maybe help me out :)
So I am actually writing firstly for some technical advice and secondly for some more general advice.
I currently have a MBP early 2011 that experienced some water damage. My Mac isn't charging and after some diagnostics I have decided its a better idea to get a refurbished replacement.
I recently upgraded the HDD to a Seagate Firecuda SSHD and also upgraded the RAM to 16gb at 1333MHz of crucial memory. I would love to be able to salvage the upgrades and kinda want to get the Mid-2012 for the USB 3.0. Also it will be so much easier simply installing the SSHD into the 'new' mac than moving it over so I am super looking forward to that idea.
MacBooks from Mid 2012 use up to 16GB of RAM at 1600 MHz and most people list this as the minimum speed.
So my first question is- will my 1333 MHz 16 GB Crucial Memory work on a Mid-2012 MBP? will not accept it? will there be problems? or can I still use it but it will just be slow? Should I be paying out for yet anther upgrade?
Secondly I want to ask about which upgrade I should actually go for. The Mid 2012 is selling for 320£ but I also have a friend who will to sell me her MBP early 2015 for 400£ with 8GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. Apparently the display is outstanding, the model isn't vintage yet, its thinner, lighter, and probably is likely to last me longer. One of the worst setbacks though is the fact that the Mac is non upgradable.
While I think the 2015 is worth it for the price, are the specs of the 2015 worth it in spite of that small memory and the pain of having to set up a new laptop and constantly be juggling memory? which mac would you get- mid 2012 or early 2015? or alternatively I also found a early 2011 for 185£?
I know the second one isn't very much about fixing stuff- But I hope the ifixit community can help :)
Ist dies eine gute Frage?