iMac Ram in Dell notebook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Burnsey, May 18, 2009.

  1. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    A while ago I upgraded the ram in my 24" iMac from 1GB (2 512mb sticks) to 2GB. The 512mb sticks have been laying around and I'm wondering if they can be used in an older Dell Latitude D800 notebook I have? That computer currently only has the 512mb of ram it came with, and I would love to upgrade it. It's got a 1.8ghz Pentium M processor. The overall specs I believe are here (damn thing weighs more than a 17" MBP).

    The Ram from the iMac is a Hynix 2Rx16 PC2-5300S 512mb. Sorry I'm not too familiar with Ram, so any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Location:
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    #2
    as long as they are the same spec, yes it will work.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #3
    No, it will not work. The specs say you need PC-2100 RAM, your iMac RAM is PC2-5300.
     
  4. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Location:
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    #4
    Out of interest I checked the specs. Nope... completely different ram spec

    EDIT: what r.j.s said
     
  5. Burnsey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #5
    So what is different between PC-2100 and PC2-5300? Is it the speed they run at? Wouldnt faster ram be backwards compatible with slower systems? Or would that work only with something like a PC-4400?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #6
    It's the speed, but there is more to it than that.

    Here is a good summary.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    #7

Share This Page