Compatible memory question

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I upgraded the memory in my macbook and was wondering if the old memory could be used in my dad's Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop? Below are the tech specs for both laptops





Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop



RAM

Installed Size 512.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)

Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 400.0 MHz

Memory specification compliance PC2-3200

RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin

RAM configuration features 2 x 256 MB



Macbook early 2008



1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) or 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB





Will the old memory from the macbook work in the dell?

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    skivesskives Posts: 50member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by skives View Post


    I upgraded the memory in my macbook and was wondering if the old memory could be used in my dad's Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop? Below are the tech specs for both laptops





    Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop



    RAM

    Installed Size 512.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)

    Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 400.0 MHz

    Memory specification compliance PC2-3200

    RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin

    RAM configuration features 2 x 256 MB



    Macbook early 2008



    1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) or 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB





    Will the old memory from the macbook work in the dell?









    I put the memory from the macbook into the dell and the computer runs but only sees 1gb of memory not 2gb. Anyone know what might cause that?
  • Reply 2 of 2
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    Originally Posted by skives View Post


    I put the memory from the macbook into the dell and the computer runs but only sees 1gb of memory not 2gb. Anyone know what might cause that?



    How big was the SODIMM? The 915 chipset in that Dell only supports 1GB per slot. It may only take single-sided RAM, too, I don't know about that.
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