Late 2007 MB RAM upgrade

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  1. skipcooney macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2007 black MacBook with DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM. Can I swap in some DDR3 PC3-8500 RAM left over from my newer MBP? This swap would increase my MB RAM from 1 to 4 GB.
     
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  3. skipcooney thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, it is worth it, as 1 GB of RAM is abysmal, even with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
     
  5. skipcooney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Last question. Now running 10.6.8. Withe the RAM upgrade can I upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion?
     
  6. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    You can upgrade to Lion (10.7.x) but not Mountain Lion (10.8.x). However some people have managed to install Mountain Lion on their Late 2007 MacBook, but it's a hack and not everything works right.

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