New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Memory upgrade - reusing memory


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
AbeLovesMac

 
Member Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posts: 1
AbeLovesMac is on a distinguished road

AbeLovesMac is offline
Hi All,
I recently switched my last model (07) Macbook Pro with newer Macbook Pro (end of 2008 version). I upgraded my 07 with extra memory and I am wondering if I can reuse it in 08 version. It seems like the bus speed is different but will 3 GB (2 of old and 1 new) will still be better than 2 GB of new one? And can it cause any problem?

Thanks.
Abe
QUOTE Thanks
harrya

 
harrya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 18, 2009
Location: Florida/Texas
Posts: 53
harrya is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" June 09

harrya is offline
I don't believe that the old memory module will fit in the new 08 MBP. On a more important note the 08 model uses DDR3 memory which is much faster than your old memory. You do not want to mix even if you can. Memory is very inexpensive right now so I would purchase 4GB of new memory. You will need 2x2gb modules. Good luck.
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Matching pairs is generally a better idea for RAM. The pin numbers are different and therefore they won't fit. DDR2 RAM is 200 Pin and DDR3 uses 204 Pins.

Here is a list of RAM from some of the more reputable makers.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Recommend an external DVD drive for my Mac Book Air | Keyboard key allowing to type " \ " symbol. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
powermac g4 mmd dual 867 memory upgrade ronss Apple Desktops 2 01-13-2009 04:28 PM
Will I see an improvement upgrading to 4gb of RAM over 2gb miketrue Apple Notebooks 9 08-22-2008 07:55 AM
Best way to upgrade memory? deathtolife04 Apple Notebooks 10 11-28-2007 08:56 AM
Looking to upgrade memory have ? maccrack Apple Notebooks 3 04-07-2007 10:13 AM
Memory upgrade for ibook g4 iphix Apple Notebooks 3 04-26-2006 08:00 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?