MacBook RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jeonat, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Jeonat macrumors regular

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    Hi... quick question,

    Is iBook/pBook RAM interchangable with MacBook RAM, i.e. could I save some money by putting some old RAM from my iBook into a MacBook? Or do I have to buy new? I don't really understand this DDR/DDR2 thing and I always used to swap PC2100/2700/3200 in machines so was wondering if it would work in MacBooks.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Simply put, I'd say no. The RAM spec is different and the MacBook bus speed is way faster than the iBook and PowerBook.
     
  3. mattjgalloway macrumors member

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    Yeh, AFAIK the RAM in a MacBook is DDR2 whereas it was DDR before. These are not compatible. Unless they made it accept DDR and DDR2 but I doubt it because the bus design changed...

    Maybe an email to Apple would help.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just to confirm, that's a definite negative. Sorry. :(
     
  5. Jeonat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just to say thanks for your help, I bumped the RAM today up to 1.25Gb and the thing is running so much better, really impressed :) I bought the stick from my local computer supplier for £69 which I thought was pretty good... it's Crucial stuff.
     

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