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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sukanas, Aug 28, 2008.
just curious... would it be possible?
You're asking questions about a MBP that doesn't exist on the market today. So I will say yes, at least 8 gb will be supported. If I am wrong then I'm wrong.
Anything is possible on a non-existing machine.
Write an email to Steve Jobs and tell us.
Why would you ask a question we couldn't possibly know the answer to?
haha sorry for the dumb question
i thought maybe w/ the next intel speculation and etc.. there could be a guess or possibility?
...nvm sorry for the retarted question
I expect new MBP to support up to 8GB but not more...What I really wanna see is quad core MBP.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but doesnt the current MBP (and SR based) support upto 8GB of RAM?
All Apple computers can support up to 4GB, with the exception of the Mac Pro, which does 32GB.
Somebody tried it, while it was recognized the performance went down.
So there was some issue with the memory even though it said 8GB of RAM.
And you will. In about two years.
Two years? I think it will be a bit earlier than that.
Google macbook pro 8gb at MR:
Certainly hope so, for a degree of future proofing if nothing else.
Mini can only address 3.2 or so gb of RAM.
Other Macs should already be able to take 8 gigs, and the MBP certainly can take 8 gigs. But its ability to do virtualization is impaired. It may be that other aspects are impaired, but no one knows for sure.
Current MBP's with the Santa Rosa chipset can address 8Gb of RAM!! Even though Apple only reates them as 4GB.
But the question is would you pay the extortionate rate for the 4Gb SO-DIMMS?
This guy (Keith Combs) did it though, have a little read...
y do u need that much f***ing ram on a Notebook
Because sometimes professionals need to do work in the field without lugging their Mac Pro to a volcanic crater (for example). Anyway, the current chipset supports 8 GB of RAM, the 8 GB that was tested in it didn't behave well with it most likely due to to the fact that 4 GB chips are not common in laptops yet and still have some bugs to be worked out... however, once 4 GB sticks for laptops become available it is likely that the MacBook Pro won't have problems with them.
Technically santa rosa, which enables 64 bit processing (with a 64 bit OS), supports 17.2 billion Gigabytes. Physically it should support as much as you can put in the memory sticks (which for a DDR 2 stick is, as of right now, 4 Gigabytes - in terms of being affordable of course ). Although the OS can limit the amount of RAM you can use (or see/detect).
That was the, yay OS reads them -- the second was oh crap OS doesn't like these
This is the blog link you should post ...
Keith Combs' Blahg - Pity OS X doesn’t like 8GB of memory in my MacBook Pro
Combs' blog only addresses virtualization. The fact that his MBP booted indicates that 8 gb, in and of itself, is not a problem for the MBP (and presumably OS X, since Mac Pros can address more than 8 gb). This is different than, for example, the first gen Intel-based iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks and MacBook Pros where sticking more than 2 gigs would prevent the computer from even booting. Apple still claims the Mini can only take 2 gb of RAM, when those of us who own them know they can address more than 3 gb.
I would be very surprised if the next MBP did not officially support 8GB. 4GB is really the bare minimum for pro apps these days with 8GB becoming more mainstream.
But of course, we know nothing until Apple officially announces it.
completely decked out laptops have 4 GB usually right now anyway.
and plus the quality of the ram holds a big part