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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kaidomac, Jul 26, 2007.
Anxious to try a SR MBP with 8GB (2x4GB) Haven't had any luck so far...
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.
Santa Rosa = Centrino Pro = 8gb max
Reading through a nice big thread over here:
To answer your question... i don't think so. And if they did, it would be mighty expensive...
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.
Source: All information freely available from the Intel website.
It'd be interesting to see if somebody could actually test this out...
I'm willing to test it out, I just can't find any 4gb sodimms lol. This guy makes a good point though, last year around this time 2gb sodimms were around $2k:
As intel states, the only reason they dont menstion it as much is because the moduals arnt being made yet.
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.
They don't advertise it because it is not yet on the market. I can't wait now!
Would this be a 4gb RAM chip that would work?
I would assume there's a space/bulk issue to deal with.
But hey, "shwing" anyway.
edit: where is the delete double post button?
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!