Macbook 2.4 2GB Ram swap into Macbook 2.1 1GB Ram? Will it work?

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  1. joshigh macrumors member

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    I just upgraded my 2GB ram to 4GB with Crucial sticks. I want to give my old 1GB(x2) sticks to my friend with another Macbook. He has a Macbook with 1GB installed from the factory, two 512 sticks.

    I can't see that there would be a problem, I just wanted a second opinion from those who are sure or who have done it. I know he doesn't have Leopard, if that matters.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are they the same generation, e.g. both Whitebooks from Late 2007?
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    RAM for the aluminum macbook is NOT interchangeable with RAM from the plastic macbooks.
     
  4. joshigh thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I should have clarified. They are both white Macbooks, however his seems a little older than mine, but they look identical.
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    then it will work. all the plastic macbooks take the same memory.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    yes it should work, but you can both go to
    www.crucial.com

    and press "scan my system" on the left and then compare the results to see if you have the same type of RAM

    also does the ram not have a sticker on it saying what it is? 'DDR PC XXXX' etc?
     

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