Powerbook to Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbrown, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Two questions.

    1) Is the ram from my 1.25 G4 PB compatable with a 1.8 Macbook Pro?

    2) How can I migrate all my files and settings from my Powerbook G4 to my new MacBook Pro - in the old days I'd just use Carbon Copy Cloner - but not sure it'll work going from the G4 to Intel powered MacBook Pro 1.8. Any easy ways without having to reinstal everything from scratch?


  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    As I understand it, no. The old PowerBooks use DDR, whereas the new MBP uses DDR2.

    OS X's migration tool should do the trick.
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    correct, the PB G4 RAM will not work on the MBP.

    Yeah. :) When I went from my ibook to my macbook, I used the migration tool, checked all the options, and let it do its thing. When I started up the macbook, I was amazed. Everything, and I mean everything, was in place. Except for downloading universal versions of software, there was nothing to set up on the macbook at all; it was like a twin of the ibook.
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Dont forget to update or remove any old PPC pref panes after doing the Migration. You will find they just don't run :(

    Or better, if someone has got them to work, let me know - i would still love to use Detour.

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