imac memory in a MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by supermar, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. supermar macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a new 20" imac and then upgraded it to 4gb of memory. I have the older sticks that are 1gb each. My aging 1.8Mhz macbook pro only has 1Gb of ram and I need to upgrade to 2Gb max as I need to load Leopard. Can I put the 6400S imac memory into my Mac Book Pro that states speed at 5300? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    You should be able to. The RAM from your iMac will run at the reduced speed bus speed that the Macbook Pro, but that wouldn't affect the system's speed.
     
  3. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the iMac use desktop memory sticks (big long ones) and MacBook Pro use laptop RAM? I know for a fact that the MPB uses laptop RAM (which is short).
     
  4. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, the iMac uses "notebook" memory also. Just replaced mine.
     
  5. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I stand corrected then. Have fun in upgrading if you have not done so already.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    now we just have to wait till they create 4GB sticks so I can have 8GB of ram in my MBP!!
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They already have 4GB sticks.
     
  9. supermar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Okay, I will give it shot, thanks for advice
     

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