Stupid RAM question.

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  1. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    My brain isn't functioning today so I need a quick question answered. Will a 1066Mhz RAM stick from a Mac Mini function in an original MBP Core Duo with 667Mhz bus? I'm guessing yes. I just ask because I picked up a 15" 2.0Ghz MBP on Craigslist just now for $250 and I'm wanting to use an extra stick I have lying around in it.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The 1066MHz SODIMM is DDR3, which is not backwards compatible with DDR2 (667MHz).
     
  3. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    The answer is no. Because the 1066MHz stick is DDR-3 and has 204 pins. The MBP Core Duo accepts DDR-2 sticks that have 200 pins.
     
  4. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    Ok, I knew I was missing a piece of the puzzle. Thanks!
     
  5. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Always remember MC, there are no stupid questions. Just stupid people who ask said questions! :D
     

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