Ram From MBP into a MB? Good? Bad?

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  1. Rojo024 macrumors member

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    I am going to upgrade to 2gb in my MBP and want to use the 512 in my girlfriends Macbook. Will this be a problem? Do I need to do anything to ensure a smooth transition?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    IIRC, without the exact mac models, the ram should work fine.

    Some over the transition? give her a kiss.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  4. Rojo024 thread starter macrumors member

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    What is IIRC? Im a noobie. I haven't figured out all the short hand yet.

    Thanks for the help

    Where do you guys recommend I get the ram from? I was thinking the 2gb kingston kit from memorytogo.com.
     
  5. ruZZ.il macrumors member

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    I got these crucial sticks from Newegg. Infact, I got 3 pairs for 3 macbooks and all work perfectly. I'd do the same for a macbook pro if I were so inclined (already have 2Gigs, so..). The required specs are the same, so your old memory should work in hers, and the memory that I mentioned above should work for you. Enjoy, whichever which way you go.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If I recall Correctly ;) If in doubt check out UrbanDictionary.com and it'll give you the slang.
     
  7. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    No doubt whatsoever: you are absolutely correct. MacBook RAM is completely interchangeable with MBP---and iMac, for that matter. I've done this many, many times.

    Edit: Sorry, Eraserhead---didn't read your post carefully enough. In any event, for the OP: without a doubt, MB<-->MBP RAM swap is fine.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Except that the GF's MacBook probably shipped with 1 Gb RAM -- 2 x 512 Mb SODIMMs -- so in that case an extra 512 MB SODIMM will be useless as ... well, useless as a useless thing.
     
  9. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    True. Unless hers had 2x256 which the lower models had once.
     
  10. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    I think a better idea for you is: upgrade MBP to 2GB, and use the MB of your girlfriend yourself while giving that MBP to her. :)
     
  11. Rojo024 thread starter macrumors member

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    Only in her wildest dreams could this happen.

    She has a Intel Core Duo. It came with 512mb of ram. I can only assume that like mine, It came with 1 512 chip. If not she will have 760mb.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  12. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    Not a safe assumption, since the regular Core Duo MacBooks shipped standard with 2x256MB.
     

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