Can a MBP take a single 2GB SODIMM? 2GB+?

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  1. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    I just ran across a site that is selling 2GB SODIMMs for MacBook Pros. Seems to cost about as much as 2x1GB.

    But this makes me wonder, could it be possible for MBPs to do more than 2GBs :confused: Now, i dont have enough money to test out this theory, but maybe someone knows how much the logic board of a MBP can support.

    Thanks:)
     
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    I'd like to know that as well, because that would be freakin' sweet. Especially if that means you could pump 4GB total into it.

    Daniel.
     
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    It would be nice to put 4 GB in my Mac mini :D

    While someone is checking out their MBP, I would like them to check the Mac mini too.
     
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  5. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well...upon further examination...i lied :rolleyes: the site is only offering 2x1GB. but for what it's worth, i do believe that 2GB 667mHz SODIMMs do exist.:)
     
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    Yes they do as Dell has them for upgrade options on the XPS, but I have not found them for sale elsewhere.
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    When they do, I suggest trying them. Worse comes to worse, you can just sell it on ebay and make back most (if not all or more) of your money...
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The core logic chipset in MBPs supports 4Gb of RAM in non-Apple configurations...
     
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    It should work I guess, after all it is the same memory controller on that intel chipset..
     
  10. Carson macrumors member

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    OSX archetecture can handle up to 32 gigs of RAM, I saw a g4 powerbook with 4 gigs of ram in it yesterday. Just buy the cards they should work. The guy that had the powerbook is the Tech man for our school. If he says it works I'm going to trust him. You can also put 4 gigs into iMac g5's if you want as well.
     
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    Would something cause permanent damage if they weren't compatible or would the computer just not turn on?

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  12. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Wow, 20" iMac Core Duo with 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD and 256 MB X1600. That would beat most now-excisting PowerMacs, and the price wouldn't be more than $2500! Gangsta!:D
     
  13. Carson macrumors member

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    Too bad the 2gb cards cost so much cash. I might do it in a few years.
     
  14. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Likely not, but it is possible. Make sure the voltage ratings match, that's the most important thing, but usually Macs are set up to not be damaged.
     
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    Ask him where you can buy the chips. I've never seen ANY 2GB SO-DIMM modules that are DDR1.

    Unless it was the last-gen 15" or 17" Powerbook since those used DDR2 modules.
     
  16. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Which iMac G5? I have the 20" isight model, and it inly has one slot.
     
  17. Nitrocide macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure all the G5 iMacs have two slots, right up to the 1st revision, i remember installing some extra ram for a friend when the 1st rev's were out.
    Doubt theyd go back on themselves like that :confused: :confused:
     
  18. carlos700 macrumors regular

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    No, the iSight G5 iMacs at 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz only had one slot because they were a thinner design then their predecessors.
     
  19. Josias macrumors 68000

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    That's why it was so expensive to get 2 GB. It was like $1k+, but how could you get 1.5 GB then?:confused:

    EDIT: I know you could gte 1.5 GB in the iSight G5's.
     
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    Officially 2Gb. With 2Gb SO-DIMMs it might take 4Gb. Even with 4Gb SO-DIMMs it will be limited to 4Gb as it's 32bit.
     
  22. taco2004 macrumors member

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    So I can put up to 4gb's in it and t will work alright? Cool!
     
  23. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps. As I said it officially supports 2Gb, not 4Gb. Apple have, in the past, understated the real maximum RAM amount to match the currently available RAM. So as 1Gb SO-DIMMs are the largest commonly available Apple may as be stating 2Gb as the maximum. Until someone tries it with 2Gb SO-DIMMs we'll not know.
     
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