How sensitive is this Mac to RAM upgrades?
When I got my 2011 Pro, I got it cheap due to multiple things. One of those things that needs attention before anything else is the RAM - mine only came with 4GB :-(. It runs okay if I watch what I leave open, but if I push it I can tell it’s a 4GB system since it has to resort to the hard drive for virtual memory.
I know how to install the RAM, but I need to know what I can get away with. I know my machine will only ever run anything I put in at 1333MHz, but you cannot find anything other then 1600MHz in many cases on the open market as this is the common speed most systems use now. I am okay with these modules as I know it’ll just run with a downclock and be cheaper then getting a 1333MHz set (plus I know where to backtrack from if I have issues and I’ll keep the stock ones just in case as I am taking a chance), but I need to know how it’ll play out with DDR3L.
How do these systems behave when DDR3L (1.5 compatible) is installed? I suspect it’ll jut downclock to 1.5V to accomodate my system, but do I need to limit the brands I pick from? On the PC side I can play Russian roulette and mix modules, but I understand this will probably not work on a Mac as these can be picky about such tricks - plus any of my loose DDR3 (or memory I’m okay with moving) is either a mixed speed pair I gambled on with a PC and won there (and will probably lose on a Mac or I use the system) or 1066MHz 2GB modules that aren’t viable to bring this up to an acceptable amount of memory.
Ist dies eine gute Frage?