8 Gb of RAM in the new Macbook?

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    Sat, 10/18/2008 - 22:15 — Cleve Nettles

    It looks like those new MacBooks might not be limited to 4Gb of RAM like Apple says on its website. As people who run a Mac Mini with 4Gb of RAM , we can attest to the fact that Apple's RAM specs are artificially set and might not always be the gawd's honest truth.

    While we don't yet have official confirmation from NVIDIA, the 9400M chipset seems like it would be able to support much more than 4Gb. Some will argue that it is a 32-bit chipset, thereby limiting the amount of RAM to 4Gb. Not true. The desktop equivalent 9300 32-bit chipset maxes out at 8Gb of RAM. They would be unlikely to limit the max RAM on a higher model chipset.

    Oh, and you can pick up a few 4GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory modules from Crucial for $590/each. What a bargain :/ Anyone out there have anymore insight?

    Perhaps Apple is waiting on 4Gb Modules to come down before offering it as an option?

    Hey guys,

    What do you think of this all? Can any of you try installing 8 GB of ram on a new Macbook in a computer store? I don't have a Macbook yet, they will arrive in Brazil within 5 weeks, so if you have a buddy in a store, you could try to perform that test there without needing to invest in more memories.
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    Do you know if anyone has tried 8 GB in a MacBook with shared video RAM?
     

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