old RAM from macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nobita, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Nobita macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2008
    La la land
    Hi all,

    I just replaced my macbook ram, and I took out my 2 * 1GB DDR3 RAM from there.

    I'm just wondering if I can put that RAM in my friend's acer travelmate laptop, it's a little bit old (2006, and currently 512MB), and I think its maximum is DDR2. Is DDR3 backwards compatible?

    Furthermore, how would I know which screwdrivers I need for the laptop? I can't find website like ifixit.com for pc laptops, do i just have to guess? I tried googling around but had no luck...

    EDIT: found manual on http://support.acer.com/us/en/acerp...00/Acer/TravelMate3250/TravelMate3250nv.shtml but didn't mention which screwdriver to use (said consult a qualified technician.. huh!)
  2. npropes macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    DDR3 is not backwards compatible.

    As for the screwdrivers, just take a look at the laptop itself.

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