MacBook 7,1 RAM compatability?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by renegademac, May 15, 2019.

  1. renegademac macrumors newbie

    renegademac

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    I have a MacBook 7,1 model that came with 2 sticks of 1GB PC-8500 DDR3. I'd like to upgrade the RAM, and I have 2 sticks of 4GB RAM (1333MHz DDR3) from a newer MacMini model 5,2. Will this MacMini RAM work on this MacBook 7,1 model?
     
  2. mj_ macrumors 6502

    mj_

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    Since they're both DDR3 and the MacMini RAM is faster than your MacBook's (DDR3-1333 vs. DDR3-1066) it should work just fine.
     
  3. EugW macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't count on that. It might work, or it might not. Macs are notorious for not working with so-called faster spec'd RAM.

    If the OP already has the RAM, he can simply try it. However, if the OP plans on using the MacBook7,1 a lot, I'd perhaps suggest getting 2x4 GB PC3-8500 (8 GB total). Amazon.com usually has it available for about US$35-40. Getting 2x2 GB PC3-8500 (4 GB total) is only about $10-15 less.
     

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