Quick RAM Question *Also posted in MacBook Pro forum*

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mac2x, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    OK, I've got both a uMBP 5,1 and a new 21.5" iMac. I want to upgrade the RAM on the MBP. I'm pretty certain that the two use the exact same RAM. This stuff in particular:

    Newegg

    Just want to be absolutely certain this RAM will work with my machines; I'm hoping to put the 2x1 GB pair that's in the MBP into the iMac so I'll have 6 GB. Again, I've found nothing to say that it won't work, but just want to be certain. :)
     
  2. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

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    Yeah mate that is what you are looking for spot on.

    I would however do a little brand shopping as well, you might be able to locate a better price.

    Just the same, you are cooking with gas now.
     
  3. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking to a similar thing.

    Have just got VM 3 and W7 (64 bit) installed on my i7 iMac, and could do with some extra RAM breathing space - photoshop.

    Ideally I'd have this option on the MBP too. Will have to see how the budget stretches.

    Any word on when 4GB pieces might drop in price? (They seem to have been 'up there' forever!)
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  5. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks so much! I have no idea about prices, so thanks for the info, Badger.

    There's some possibility I may need a VM installation on the iMac, so that's why I want to reuse the RAM from the MBP.

    Badger, is there any important reason (other than personal preference ;) ) to choose OWC over Crucial?
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  7. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's very cool, thanks for the info. But is the RAM itself any better? That's the million dollar question for me. :)
     

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