iMac RAM in a MBP?

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  1. brianp macrumors newbie

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    I currently have an alu iMac, and have upgraded it to 4gb RAM from crucial. I'm getting a macbook pro, as I need a more portable computer and I will be selling the iMac. Can I use the RAM that I purchased for my iMac in my macbook pro?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Select your iMac and Macbook Pro models from the Crucial site and see if the RAM matches.
     
  3. greenythebeast macrumors regular

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    Don't believe so, the pin setup is different in a desktop.
     
  4. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular

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    try it. it won't void your warranty. I think they both use the same RAM because the iMac uses laptop components???:confused::confused::confused:
     
  5. greenythebeast macrumors regular

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    If that's the case, then it's possible :p
     
  6. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    It's perfectly safe to use the RAM, it is the same exact type of RAM and it will not void your warranty.
     
  7. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    You can use your RAM from your iMac. Both the MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini use the same RAM...DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300).
     
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