Anyone make 4GB modules yet?

kaidomac

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Anxious to try a SR MBP with 8GB (2x4GB) :D Haven't had any luck so far...
 

kaidomac

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Santa Rosa can only address 4GB if I understand correctly.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I've read in a few places that SR supports 8gb ram, but reports seemed mixed even from Intel. I'll see if I can dig up a few links.
 

Cabbit

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• Supports 8GB of Memory
The Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family supports a main memory
size up to 8GB.
SR is the Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset for support of 8GB ram. Why would intel make a new chipset that only supports 1 GB extra ram over the previous chipset.

・ 36-Bit FSB enables full 4GB memory addressability and capability to scale up to 8GB memory (pending SODIMM module validation)
Source: All information freely available from the Intel website.
 

Zel

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Holy crap. Screw upgrading to 4gb, I'm gonna wait and get eight. Aperture eats up two like it's nothing, and Azureus eats up 2 like potato chips, I can see 4gb not being enough for me, if SR really supports 8, that's amazing. Why dont they advertise that!?
 

Cabbit

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Holy crap. Screw upgrading to 4gb, I'm gonna wait and get eight. Aperture eats up two like it's nothing, and Azureus eats up 2 like potato chips, I can see 4gb not being enough for me, if SR really supports 8, that's amazing. Why dont they advertise that!?
Intel states in there site they just cant advertise something thats not there. You cant advertise 4GB sodimms if they arnt being manufatured yet, prior to SR there was no need to make 4GB sodimms.
 

klymr

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Holy crap. Screw upgrading to 4gb, I'm gonna wait and get eight. Aperture eats up two like it's nothing, and Azureus eats up 2 like potato chips, I can see 4gb not being enough for me, if SR really supports 8, that's amazing. Why dont they advertise that!?
They don't advertise it because it is not yet on the market. I can't wait now!
 

Zel

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Uh.. that link doesnt actually go anywhere you know?

Edit: Oh, wait I didnt scroll down past the FULL PAGE of spam to see an advertised chip below!

That's a shady site, they dont describe the thing at all, it could be a 2x2 kit. Wait for it to hit newegg so we can read about it.
 

klymr

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Uh.. that link doesnt actually go anywhere you know?

Edit: Oh, wait I didnt scroll down past the FULL PAGE of spam to see an advertised chip below!

That's a shady site, they dont describe the thing at all, it could be a 2x2 kit. Wait for it to hit newegg so we can read about it.
My thoughts exactly!