Can Next MBP support 8GB of Ram or More??

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  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    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. :cool:
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Anything is possible on a non-existing machine. :)
     
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  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Why would you ask a question we couldn't possibly know the answer to?
     
  6. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  7. Kpjoslee macrumors member

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    I expect new MBP to support up to 8GB but not more...What I really wanna see is quad core MBP.
     
  8. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but doesnt the current MBP (and SR based) support upto 8GB of RAM?
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    All Apple computers can support up to 4GB, with the exception of the Mac Pro, which does 32GB.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  11. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    And you will. In about two years.
     
  12. NintendoFan macrumors regular

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    Two years? I think it will be a bit earlier than that.
     
  13. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Certainly hope so, for a degree of future proofing if nothing else.
     
  14. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    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.
     
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  16. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    y do u need that much f***ing ram on a Notebook
     
  17. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  18. DGaio macrumors newbie

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    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 :p). Although the OS can limit the amount of RAM you can use (or see/detect).
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    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
     
  20. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  21. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  22. dragonmantek macrumors regular

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    uhm...probably not...

    completely decked out laptops have 4 GB usually right now anyway.

    and plus the quality of the ram holds a big part
     

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