macbook ram help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shan21, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. shan21 macrumors regular

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    my friend gave me a 1GB ram stick from his iMac and its DDR2 6400s

    and will that work on my macbook 2GHz model
     
  2. mac2mac macrumors member

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    Doesn't that macbook ship with 1gb of ram in it?
     
  3. shan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh and i can add another 1GB stick or 4GB - 2x2GB
    but will the one from the imac work with the macbook even though its a 5300s and the ram is 6400s
     
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

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    It should work backwards. but you need 2 chips in there, u can't just run it with 1.
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    MacBook's run fine with 1 memory chip in them....they don't need 2 !!
     
  6. mac2mac macrumors member

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    Yeah it should work but the piont is its ships with 2x512mb ram which is faster than 1x1gb.

    Apple recommends you don't mix ram sizes and brands for example u can't put that 1gb ram in 1 slot and leave 512 mb ram that it shipped with in the other because they will be different sizes and different brands.
     

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