Macbook 2GB memory limitation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by barnettgs, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. barnettgs macrumors member

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    Doesn't it sounds a bit limited? I mean, there must be some point in near future that you might need more than 2GB. It may be the limitations of chipset but thats no excuse? :confused:

    I'm curious to know what's the memory limit for Santa Rosa platform next year?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    We've done this question to death here... it is what it is. If it were otherwise, the machine would be more expensive.

    Santa Rosa laptops are a myth until Apple announces, there's no point in chewing over what they may and may not have.
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Santa Rose is hardly a myth :rolleyes:. Anyway to the original poster, i have 1 gig of ram in my tibook and 1.25 in my ibook and its more than enough ram. 2 gigs is plenty for a non pro laptop. Apple didnt market the macbook to pros. If you want more than 2 gigs then get a macbook pro. Its really as simple as that. On the other hand if your purely speculating and dont even know how much ram you use on a daily basis than i can assure you 2 gigs is plenty. :cool:
     
  4. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    2 gigs is more than enough for my consumer needs. I find myself running out of Virtual memory more often than RAM.
     
  5. barnettgs thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks for some info.

    It is just that my 2003 desktop can have up to 3GB RAM yet 2006 laptops (regardless of OS) still don't. I know you can't compare it with laptop but I'm curious to know after 3 half years have passed, most laptop still cannot pass the limit of my ancient system! ;)
     
  6. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    I totally find 2GB RAM to be limiting. I have a Core Duo Macbook Pro and am having massive pageouts (sometimes almost equalling pagein) while running programs like Aperture (which uses close to 800MB RAM), Parallels and Rosetta applications (ie. Microsoft Word). Nevermind trying to run Photoshop CS2 and Microsoft Word together; there is certainly not enough ram. What I don't get is the 2GB RAM limitation on the older Macbook Pros when the new Macbook Pros use the exact same chipset (Intel 945PM) and allow 3GB (which I could totally use). Even more puzzling is the ram limitation of the C2D Macbook vs C2D Macbook Pro since they both use the same generation chipset and processor. Anyways, that's just my opinion on that subject.
     
  7. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    that's why it's laptop not desktop which is powerful enough for heavy stuff in everyday use. if you want, go get mac pro. todays many people know that laptop is showing almost like desktop performance. but laptop is laptop. it's not all about memory. it's about what kind of mac you use. mostly with the same RAM, desktop is much better.
     
  8. barnettgs thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I guess that once universal version of your regular programs are released, it should be ok.
     
  9. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well the G5 PowerMacs supported 8GB RAM back in 2002, and the current pros support 3GB. And I doubt notebooks 2 years from now will support 16GB RAM. Comparing desktops to notebooks isn't really a fair comparison.

    If you know you will need RAM, get a computer which can support loads of RAM.
     

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