Best memory supplier for 8GB kit for 17" MBP?

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  1. rickeames macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to outfit my soon to be on its way MBP, and am looking for advice on best memory supplier. RamJet? Crucial? Someone else? I won't buy from Apple -- too expensive.
     
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  3. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    DataMemory or OWC would be my picks.
     
  4. isaki87 macrumors regular

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  5. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Better question is how long until there's a driver hack for people who prefer the 15 inchers
     
  6. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    It isn't really a DRIVER issue per say but more of a Firmware or something special on the 15's limiting them from the 8GB. People report 6GB work fine but anything higher and the OS dumps.
     
  7. rickeames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys -- I ordered from OWC. Now I just have to decide if I upgrade to SSD to really get a screamer. :)
     
  8. Markov macrumors 6502

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    I heard OS X will only use 6 GB of the 8 supplied, because Leopard is not a pure 64-bit OS but a 32/64 bit hybrid. Snow Leopard however, will use all of it.
     
  9. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    i just bought 4 gbs from crucial today, having trouble putting it in, screws are too flippin tight!!! ahfdkjafijifi!!
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    That information does not apply to the 17" 9400m-based MBP. It can take, and utilize, 8 gb of RAM. The ability (or not) to take 8 gb will not be determined by Snow Leopard in all likelihood. Most probably a hardware or firmware issue.
     

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