Will "this" RAM be compatible w/ my new White Macbook Purchase?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    So i'm using this RAM (4GB) on my Late 2006 White Macbook Model:

    http://www.frys.com/product/5468099

    Earlier today I purchased the new white Macbook through the Apple Store. Will the RAM I purchased at Fry's Electronics be compatible with this new White Macbook?

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE4MTY

    Side Note: The RAM I purchased at Fry's has only worked at the capacity of 3.3 GB's on my Late 06 White Macbook. I remember reading in these forums that Apple officially stated the late 06 whitebook would support up to 2GB's but many whitebook owners reported the top capacity of 3.3GB's. It would be great to utilize the full 4GB of RAM in this new model White Macbook.

    So will it work?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Nope, you'll want to run 800mhz DIMMs in your 2009 whitebook.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    So the 667mhz ones I have won't work at all?

    Or would I see reduced performance? If so, would the performance still be better than the 3.3 GB's i'm currently on with this 06 white Macbook?
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    They're not rated to run on an 800mhz bus. They may work, they may not...and with Macs being especially RAM picky I'd go with the "not." With RAM being as cheap as it is now-a-days, I'd just go out and get some 800mhz DDR2 from crucial/newegg/amazon.
     

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