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

    Feb 15, 2011
    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.

  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    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

    Feb 21, 2010
    Good ol' Germany
    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 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    Well that's great news then! Whee!

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

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    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

    Aug 15, 2011
    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


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    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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