Swapping new pre-installed RAM into older MB...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoGoPoCoSo, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. GoGoPoCoSo macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Hi. So I have a new (well, about 1 month old) Blackbook that came with 2GB of RAM (1gb of RAM sticks x 2). I upgraded it to 4GB of RAM with 2GB x 2 of OWC RAM sticks, and decided to keep the "old" 2 sticks of 2GB RAM. What I would like to know is whether it is allowable to put these sticks into an older White MB (all I know about it for now is that 1) it came with OS X Tiger, 2) it has 60GB of HD space...)...hopefully this is enough information, but tomorrow morning I can get more information if it is needed as I will have access to the laptop by then. So is it doable? What are the risks of attempting the swap?

    Thanks for your time :).
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It will work fine.

    There's a guide to Intel Mac RAM here.
  3. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The ram should swap perfectly fine into the older MB. The oldest version of the MB still uses the same speed ram as the current version. So there should be absolutely no issues with swapping in the newer modules.

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