2011 Macbook pro RAM in new iMac 2015?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fingrar, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. fingrar macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2016
    My old macbook has stopped working and I'm think of using some of it's part before throwing it. I've ordered a new iMac 27" with 8gb ram. Can i use the ram from the laptop? Also can i use the SSD as a external drive via USB to SATA connector?
  2. torquer macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2014
    No, your old RAM would be DDR3 and the new Macs have used DDR3L for some time. You can check yourself - the old stuff is 1.5V, new stuff is 1.35V. They are not cross compatible. If the SSD is removable and a 2.5" drive, then yes you can reuse it in an enclosure over USB 3
  3. fingrar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2016
    Thank you
  4. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    I tested the 1333MHz DDR3 1.5V from my Late 2011 MBP in my Late 2015 iMac. Worked without any problems.

    Also no problems with the 1866MHz 1.35V iMac RAM in my MBP.

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