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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ayeying, Oct 2, 2008.
yeah but i have to buy the ram, and if it doesnt work will they take it back at no charge? thanks
cool, read this guy's thread, he tried it and succeeded.
I'm sorry but is some people blind? Literally.. this thread just confirms that that post says.
I'm still lost as to the OT.
It works, or no? I've seen reports of it not being able to address past 4gb.
EDIT - Nm, thanks Eidorian.
auchh, I know, that's why I said cool
I'm just putting it out there for other people to read
anyways, well done mate, it's good to know it works if I ever need to upgrade.
I'm curious in hearing if 8GB works well for you guys. If it does, let us know what brand
So from reading this thread and the links posted it should work... and even in my 2,8 ghz iMac bought 09/2007. I don't really need more than 4 gb right now, but with CS4 coming soon and Snow Leopard next year or something it's good to know there is this option. Thank you!
Instead of creating new thread:
Do the G. Skill sticks use Samsung chips?
Well when I get my RAM, I'll can lend you my 4GB to test out if you want. You only have pay postage if you don't want to keep it.
Of course this is based on if and only if my MBP will actually run with 8GB of RAM. Right now the wireless is crashing it
Ofcourse you can put 8GB in the newer MBPs but will the OS utilize the extra memory. Wouldn't make sense to put 8GB and end up wasting 2 because the OS won't actually utilize those.
As far as I know the limit is on 3.25GB - if it can address more than that, it can address much more as well. So yes, the OS will be able to utilize it. Another thing is if the hardware is compatible - Santa Rosa Macs can deal with 8GB (I don't know about more), earlier versions can't. Basically, there's no way I can see for 8GB to fail where 6GB worked (unless 4GB stick wasn't working and only 2GB were used, which is not the case here).
Has anyone actually tried using all the RAM? Doesn't it crash once you get above the 4gb?
I've been to 4.4 gb without crashing. I can't seem to do enough things to get past that point. Photoshop CS3 really slows down if I work with a 1.5 gb image. I suspect that's a function of the cpu, mostly, but could be the 32-bit components of Leopard, too.
If Final Cut Studio and all Adobe products was 64bit then this makes sense.
All my MacPros at work have 16GB and their no faster than one with 4GB of RAM
Cue Snow Leopard, Final Cut 2008, and CS5.
OK then...to the time machine we go
You're referring to software that doesn't exist.
8GB of memory?
I just picked up a MBP 2.4 and will be upgrading the memory. I can't believe that it will actually fit, be recognized and won't overheat the computer. Besides that, I'm sure that it will void the Apple warranty.
- This user used up 4.4GB without crashing
- I used up 5.56GB of ram without crashing
I'm using a G-Skill brand. Links to newegg are in Post #1
It works. I'm using 6GB right now. I'm on it right now. Why would it void apple's warranty?
Why would the warranty be voided?
Are they Samsung chips?
I can't wait for Monday.
Oooh, good thread. I learned a lot! Thanks guys
Double the Apple Specs?
Because Apple has set the maximum RAM at 4 MB in their specs.
That doesn't mean it'll void warranty. The only warranty void is that the memory you installed won't be covered if the ram goes bad.