Swapping RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluedogz, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. bluedogz macrumors newbie

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    OK, so here goes...

    The Mrs. and I each have a MacBook:

    Mine- late 2011 MBP 13", 2.4 i5, 16 GB RAM, Lion 10.8.2.
    Hers- mid-2010 MB 13", 2.4 C2D, 2GB RAM, Lion 10.8.2

    I recently upgraded my own RAM in the MBP, first from 4GB to 8GB, then a little later up to 16GB. I'd like to use the now-redundant RAM in the Mrs.' MB, but have little idea how to determine if it will work.

    Option 1 is to just install it and hope for the best.
    Option 2 is to ask here to see how I'd determine if I can use all this extra RAM.

    Input, anyone?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. bluedogz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sim, I appreciate the guidance... I actually had been through those links already. My wife does not have any of the listed models- she has the very-last mid-2010 white MacBook (not Pro).

    In the interest of curiosity, I swapped out her RAM for the two 4GB modules that came out of my MBP originally... the MB would not boot and gave the 2 beeps for incompatible RAM. I guess that answered my question, but that's the hard way, and I'm hoping to learn how I could have figured that out without cracking open the MB.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    This one applies for you:

    It may be due to the 2010 MB coming with 1033 MHz RAM and the 2011 MBP coming with 1333 MHz RAM, but that should not be the case, as I use 1333 MHz RAM in my 2009 MBP.

    Anyway, if the above small guide did not help:
     

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