4GB or 8GB memory module support for Quad-Core Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gzfelix, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. gzfelix macrumors member

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    Intel's reference documentation of Core i7 indicates that Core i7 does support 1GB/2GB/4GB memory module. Apple does not provide any 4GB memory module option for Quad-Core. Will the Quad-Core support 4GB memory module, or even 8GB?
     
  2. HoppyToad macrumors newbie

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    According to Intel, the 3500 series processors can handle 4GB memory sticks. Whether the new 4-core Mac Pros can handle them is uncertain. Did you notice that for the 8-core machines, Apple sells the 4GB sticks for $762.50 each, plus the trade-in on the six 1GB sticks? Maybe that's why they don't offer them on the low-end machines. Nobody would buy them at the price they're asking!
     
  3. aibo macrumors 6502

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    The 2GB module limitation is probably artificial so you'll pony up for the $3300 model.
     
  4. gzfelix thread starter macrumors member

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    So eventually we can get 4GBx4 = 16GB for a Quad-Core pro for just around $200 to $300 one year after.
     

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