Now I have 8 gb, can the 4gb go into a white macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmachiel, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    I've upgraded my RAM to 8Gb. Can I now use the 4 GB I had and put them in a white macbook? It's a 2010 MPB and the macbook is also the 2010 model.
    I'm asking cause someone picked my new RAM for me and I'm not sure if the 2 match.

    Thanks
     
  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    The white Macbook (according to my quick research on Wikipedia :p) uses DDR2 RAM and the 2010 Macbook Pro uses DDR3, so the memory modules wouldn't be interchangeable (different connectors).

    You should check the manuals to really make sure, but I would say the chances are slim it'll work. Sorry. :(
     
  3. Labaguette macrumors regular

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    i guess Lennyvalentin is talking about the original white MacBook. But all white Unibody MacBooks are having DDR3 Memory so no problem upgrading it!
     
  4. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's great news then! Whee!

    (Sometimes it's good to be wrong. :))
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Confirming for sure yes! I did this exact same thing, put 8GB into my 2010 MBP and upgraded my 2010 Macbook with the 4 GB ram from the MBP. Two upgrades for the price of one.
     
  6. Chinamao macrumors newbie

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    You'd better check the RAM type on the white macbook from about this mac-->more information. Some of the macs come with ddr3 1333, but some ddr3 1067. I have friends who experienced problems with it, although both of them are ddr 3.
     
  7. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    The 2010 Unibody Macbook uses 1066MHz DDR3 RAM (PC3-8500). Therefore, the RAM from 2010 MBP will be compatible with it.
     

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