Can iMac RAM work in a 13" mid-2009 MBP?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I would like to upgrade my RAM in both my mid-2010 iMac as well as my mid-2009 MBP 13" laptop. I figure that I'd buy a pair of 4GB sticks and would like to have the flexibility to put one in each or both in the iMac and then put the iMac RAM into the MBP (since the iMac came with 4 GB and the MBP came with 2 GB).

    I know the iMac RAM spec is higher, but will it work fine in the MBP and just run at a lower clock speed without issues? Here's a couple I was looking at:

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=DD58DC81A5CA7304

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/1333DDR3S08S/

    Thanks!
     
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

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    yes, it will clock down.

    there is no reason to buy "Mac" RAM, unless you really like spending more than you need to.
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I wouldn't spend more though (at least at Crucial...the price is the same for both).
     
  4. toxic macrumors 68000

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  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I wound up ordering the Crucial RAM. Per their site, it says it will work in my 2010 iMac 3.06 i3. I plan to use it in my 2009 MBP 13 2.26. If I ever dump the laptop, I can up my iMac RAM.
     

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