Early 2008 MB ram same as late 2008 MB ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by F0LG3R, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. F0LG3R macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    I had bought the early 2008 model of the macbook and had the memory upgraded to 4 GB. For the upgrade I put in 2x2GB Kingston sticks.

    But a few of my courses at school require a video card that handle 3D graphics, and the old macbook's video card does not suffice. So luckily I have someone who will buy my current macbook so I can purchase the late 2008 macbook.

    My question is whether the old macbook ram can be used in the new updated macbooks and vise versa. I want to put the ram I had bought for my early 2008 MB into the new MB, and the ram from the new to the old.

    Any info is helpful, Thank you.
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2008
    I did the same thing the new model uses different (faster) RAM. I bought 4gb from Crucial.com for about $140.
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    The new ones have DDR3, the earlier ones use DDR2. So I guess you'll need to buy new ram.
  4. chipchen macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2002

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