How much RAM can new Macbook Pro take?

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  1. goodwill macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if 4gb is the max the newly release MBP's can take or is 4gb the starting point? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    According to the official Apple page on this matter the new MacBook Pros that come with 4GB of RAM have no RAM upgrade path - 4GB is the most they will take.
     
  3. goodwill thread starter macrumors regular

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    actually this is why i was curious to begin with. looks like my inclination was correct.

    ZDNet points out that memory sales company Ramjet has published on their website that the recently MacBook and MacBook Pros can support a maximum of 6GB of RAM. This configuration is possible with the use of one 2GB and one 4GB stick.

    This finding is consistent with the experiences of previous MacBook Pro owners. 8GB of RAM has been shown to cause stability issues under Mac OS X when the additional RAM is accessed. For some reason 6GB appears to be the practical limit on the latest MacBook Pros, despite hardware support for 8GB.

    Apple officially advertises that the new laptops can only support up to 4GB of RAM.
     

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