Does ANYONE know, will the 2.4GHZ Unibody support 8GB Ram?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    So, does anyone know if it will?

    I've heard lots of yeses and lots of nos. Will Snow Leopard allow it to support 8GB DD3 Ram?
     
  2. chrix macrumors newbie

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    I've asked exactly same questions before.
    But it looks like, unless anyone tries, I mean, try today(after series of system software update). I still can't believe the same CPU+chipset have a different capability.
    It make no sense today for apple not allow 2.4G uMBP to support 8G RAM that even 13.3 MBP can support 8G RAM.
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya but the 13.3" MBP is newer.
     
  4. sclough macrumors regular

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    OWC offers a 6GB kit for the 2.4 Unibody. That's a nice compromise and perhaps an indicator (since apparently they also have a 6GB kit for the prior model) that an 8GB kit will be forthcoming at some point.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The UMB will need a firmware update it seems to enable 8GB stability.
     
  6. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and no. The older 2.4 mb cant but any recently manufactured will. I would imagine they made the change during the screen change as well.
     
  7. delude macrumors 6502

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    I really hope they do!!! I NEED 8gb of ram support with my 2.4ghz UMBP in order to prolong its life throughout Uni.
     
  8. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mine is from about December, would it support 8GB?
     
  9. sclough macrumors regular

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    That is the question. The hardware should support it, but currently only 6GB runs reliably. The question is whether or not Apple could enable 8GB support by a firmware upgrade and there is not answer on that yet.
     
  10. Jeff42037 macrumors regular

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    I hope it will, but knowing Apple that is a key feature to the new MBP.....
     
  11. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya, I know :(

    I'm also depressed right now that my Mac is for sale at Apple refurb for only $1349. :(

    I thought it was still worth more than that.
     
  12. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    aparently the UMBP 2.4 GHz can support 8 GB, but can only address 6 of it. Like previously said, tests have shown that later produced models may be able to support up to 8, there's no way to be sure.
     
  13. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    When Snow Leopard comes out, I plan on buying an 8gb kit. If it works then I'll keep it. If it doesn't I'll return the RAM. As of right now, the 2.4GHz will not support 8GB of RAM if it was bought before WWDC. If it did support it, OWC would have a kit for it.
     
  14. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...tech marches on, get over it...my 65" 1080P TV can now be purchased for less than half what I paid but there'd be no way to ship it to my US military address due to USPS size limitations...and I've already had it for several years of enjoyment (already on my 3rd DLP bulb)...
     
  15. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    not a very good answer for all - but, here is at least a best answer for some:
    if you have one of the newer screens - yes, your unibody macbook will support 8.
     

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