16Gb in 2010 MacBook pro fixed with osx 10.9?

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  1. ric444 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried osx 10.9 mavericks developer preview 4 to see if the 16gb compatibility issue is fixed?

    More info:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2763468?tstart=0

    Tried posting a new thread at apple.com but the fascist mods said it was "speculative" and deleted it.
     
  2. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know, the compatibility issue is a hardware one, not software. So you probably won't see a remedy even with Mavericks.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It's a hardware limitation with the memory controller on the CPU. Intel Spec sheet example for that generation : http://ark.intel.com/products/49666

    It's not going to get resolved. If you need more RAM, get a later MBP.
     
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  5. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    The limitation in the Late '08 MacBooks was a BIOS/firmware limitation. In other words, it was a software limitation rather than a hardware one. The hardware could always see the full 8GB, but software could only address up to about 6GB.

    But the one in the 2010 MacBooks, as far as I know, is actually a hardware limitation.
     
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