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Old Apr 3rd, 2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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2008 MBP RAM in a 2009 Mini

My early 2008 MBP came with 2G of RAM:

2GB (two 1GB) of 667MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM SDRAM

My new 2009 Mini came with 1G of RAM:

1GB (one 1GB SO-DIMM) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

I understand that the 2G is slower and of DDR2 variety, but can I put that in my Mini until I've saved enough for the 4G upgrade?

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Old Apr 3rd, 2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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You cannot put 667 MHz RAM into an Early 2009 Mac mini that uses 1067 MHz RAM if you'd like your Mac mini to continue to function.
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Thanks Lars! I didn't think so, but I thought I'd check anyways. I can put it in the wife's MacBook though right, because it uses 667Mhz sticks?
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Thanks Lars! I didn't think so, but I thought I'd check anyways. I can put it in the wife's MacBook though right, because it uses 667Mhz sticks?
Yes, assuming it's not a Early 2009 white MacBook or a unibody MacBook.
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lars, didn't the early 2009 white macbook use DDR2??
apple store still advertises DDR2...
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Old Apr 4th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #6
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lars, didn't the early 2009 white macbook use DDR2??
apple store still advertises DDR2...
Yes, that's my bad; 667 MHz RAM will go into any white/black plastic MacBook.

For some reason, I keep thinking Apple upgraded the white MacBook to 1067 MHz RAM when they added NVIDA 9400 graphics.
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Awesome, thanks guys. Wife got her memory upgraded today!
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