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disdat
Jun 11, 2007, 04:24 PM
Just curious

I am fairly certain I will be purchasing a new MBP, and I was wondering if and when I decide to purchase 4gb of ram, would the old sticks work in my Powerbook?

Powerbook G4 1.5 (ram - PC2700) vs MBP (ram PC5300)

Would it blow up the PB, or would it just automatically lower itself to the slower speed?

hopefully I explained myself sufficiently. I am sort of hardware challenged.
:o
Thank you.



amoda
Jun 11, 2007, 05:04 PM
You can use it, but as you said it'll just slow down. So really you might as well buy the cheaper ram rather then spend extra money on the 5300 for no reason.

andrewheard
Jun 11, 2007, 05:07 PM
It won't work. The PB uses DDR and the MBP uses DDR2. They are not compatible.

amoda
Jun 11, 2007, 05:10 PM
Sorry about that, my mistake. Thank you andrew for correcting my info!

disdat
Jun 12, 2007, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the helpful replies!!!