4GB RAM (mid-2006 MBP version)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jeffhatz, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. jeffhatz macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook pro (mid-2006 version) with a 2.33GHz processor. I currently have 3GB RAM installed and would like to have 4GB as I use Photoshop and FinalCut Pro heavily. When I bought the computer, 3GB was the max because of a limitation of Inte's chipset. I was wondering if one of the more recent firmware upgrades has changed this and now allows for 4GB RAM.
     
  2. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    Nope; the limitation is part of the chipset, unfortunately.
     
  3. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, it's a no-go on 4GB. However, installing 4GB would give you 3.25, strangely.
     
  4. jeffhatz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had a feeling that would be the answer. Too bad.

    raymondu999 - what do you think about the SSD?
     
  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, the only other 1.8" drive I've used is my iPod, so I can't realy provide meaningful comparisons. however, from internet reviews, I hear it's overrated.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The SSDs are both too expensive right now and the right capacities are no viable.

    Just get a 7.2k drive if you really need the speed.
     

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