Using RAM from Powerbook in new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Blazer5913, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    I have a third party stick of ram, 1gb, that I am currently using in my Powerbook. Yet I am getting a new MBP with the one slot of 1gb ram, and looking to put 2gb in it. Will I be able to simply swap my third party 1gb stick out of my powerbook and use it fully in my MBP? Do they use a different type of RAM? The guy at the apple store told me that this is not possible, as the ram in the MBP is a faster type of ram and the powerbook ram is not compatible? I just wanted to check here too... thanks
  2. gammamonk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2004
    Madison, WI
    You're friendly Apple Store Guy was right-- you can't do it.
  3. Blazer5913 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    so what sort of important things should i be looking out for in the MBP ram as opposed to the powerbook ram? i just don't want to get the wrong 1gb stick for my MBP
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Maybe have a read through this page. It's got some pretty useful stuff on MacBook Pro RAM. :)
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    As others have pointed out, you sadly can not use the RAM from your PowerBook G4 in your new MacBook Pro. :eek:

    Check out for some great prices on RAM for your MBP. :)

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