8GB RAM in the 15"... status update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Brien, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    So, anyone here know anything about a possible update for the 15" to support past 6GB RAM, or has anyone managed to get 8 to work reliably yet? The price seems to finally be coming down to earth, so hopefully someone can tear through the firmware on the 17" and figure this out if Apple doesn't officially sanction it.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    The firmware isn't something you can copy from one system model to another. As far as I know, 6GB is still the max (actually 7GB but you don't have a 3GB stick nor will there be any) available for the 15" models. I'd wait until Snow Leopard to come out to see if it'll support 8GB. Until then, 6GB is what you can expect.
  3. zorahk macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    North Korea
    The theory I think might work is booting a 15" off a 17" hard drive.

    I don't think it's in the firmware

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