Buying ddr2 Ram: description says Optimized for Vista?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 3paulx, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. 3paulx macrumors member

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    I found a 2gb ddr2 ram in ebay and the description says:
    "The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for the Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ client operating system. :"
    what does that mean? Can I still use it for my macbook?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It just means that the RAM you're looking at getting was produced around 2006... and that DDR2 RAM is very old and dated in the technology sector.

    As long as the specs match your Mac, yes, it will work.
     
  3. 3paulx thread starter macrumors member

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  4. 3paulx thread starter macrumors member

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    will that matter if its made in 06? is there a disadvantage? it appears to be brand new....my mac is late 2008 anyway.
    Thanks!
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The '06 date refers to the release of the technology for that particular RAM spec. It is still manufactured new today.

    Which model MacBook do you have? My Late '08 Aluminum uses DDR3 RAM while the White Polycarbonate uses DDR2.
     
  6. 3paulx thread starter macrumors member

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    i have the white polycarb. Thanks!
     

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