13" MBP ram

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  1. FelicityW macrumors regular

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    I have a mid-2009 13" MBP that I love and have been looking to replace. I got it with 8GB RAM and the SSD drive. I was planning to buy the new 2013 one but wait - what's that? Four years later and I can still only get 8GB of RAM? I don't need processor speed as much as RAM. What is the hitch in the RAM? How soon will it be possible for me to get a 13" MBP with 16GB? If I could live with 8GB, I would get a MBA.
     
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  3. FelicityW thread starter macrumors regular

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    Huh?

    Okay, I'll bite. What does the 'c' mean?
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Shorthand around here for "classic" MBP, as opposed to rMBP (retina).

    Apple just calls them "Macbook Pro" and "Macbook Pro with Retina" so it's a bit confusing.
     
  5. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    I find it hard to believe anyone needs 16gb of ram, are you actually maxing it out with your current 8gb? Activity monitor allows you to check i have 16gb in my rMBP and run parallels all day and still would be fine with 8
     
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    My PowerMac was slow as heck before I upgraded my 8GB to 12GB and I will soon be upgrading to 20GB, and hoping it works. At 4GB any computer is slow like a turtle.
     
  8. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    Not true at all, it depends on how much ram is being used, 4gb is fine for light use and with fully quitting apps not in use
     
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    My mom's cMBP 2012 has word and safari open, everything else quitted, and it is continuously giving the beach ball and can barely scroll and it takes a few seconds for words to show up in word. It has 23KB of free RAM.

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    You can solder on new RAM, as I don't believe it is BGA.
     
  10. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    What a close-minded statement. There are lots of people who use their MBPs for more than Safari/Mail/iTunes. Virtual machines, scientific applications, working with large files, etc. All those things can use up 8GB very fast. I use more than 8GB all the time.
     
  11. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    You have a serious issue with your computer if this is the case


     
  12. FelicityW thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for the delay in replying but I do max out my RAM because I am a huge multi-tasker and I do manipulate photos, databases, and always have way to many windows open. Yes, I have tried to alter how I work but will be happy when the machine supports me, not limits me.

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    Thanks for chiming in. Hoping for 16GB MBPr tomorrow ...

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    But I only want a 13" ... Hopefully, in the morning, my wish will come true!
     
  13. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You've been able to add 16GB to the 13" MBP since 2010 model
     
  14. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I find it hard to believe that people probably said the same thing about 2 gigs of RAM back in the day and still are naive enough to think that nobody will ever need more than 8 gb. Or are you short sighted enough to not realize the guy might want to use that computer for the next 4-5 years, can you imagine how much RAM future operating systems and software will require? A computer with 8 GB that can't be upgraded will be obsolete in no time.

    I had 4 GB on my 2010 MBP and with just Safari open on a clean install of Mountain Lion, I got tons of page outs. I had to go to 8 GB of RAM.

    Why be an apologist for Apple? If the guy wants more RAM, why argue against it? RAM is one thing where you truly can't have enough, and I too think it's bogus you can't get a 13" retina with 16 GB. Hopefully later today we can, but I doubt it.

    And no, my wife isn't interested in the bulky classic with the 2008 screen on it.
     
  15. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you'd bothered to read the OP (which you obviously haven't), you'd know he has a 2009 MBP, which CANNOT go past 8GB due to hardware limitations.
     
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    Sorry, I think you're the one who didn't read the OP.

    "I was planning to buy the new 2013 one but wait - what's that? Four years later and I can still only get 8GB of RAM? I don't need processor speed as much as RAM. What is the hitch in the RAM? How soon will it be possible for me to get a 13" MBP with 16GB? If I could live with 8GB, I would get a MBA."
     

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