Macbook Memory Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ercanbas, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. ercanbas macrumors regular

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    So I am thinking about purchasing a new Macbook with the SSD and 4gigs of ram. I am definitely set on maxing out the ram however when Snow Leopard is out, will it be worth it? I will probably get 2x2gb that will fill up on my memory slots but I do plan on upgrading to 8gigs in the future. Do you think it is a waste of money to go for the 4gig now when 8gig is right around the corner?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. How is 8GB right around the corner?
    2. 8GB doesn't work correctly right now, anyway.
     
  3. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

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    It will when Snow Leopard is around the corner. Any insight on the actual question?
     
  4. ACiB708 macrumors regular

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    I think it will still be a while until we see 8GB in Macbooks, even if Snow Leopard is around the corner. Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard will focus on performance improvements with the help from the GPU.
     
  5. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Seeing at the MBP's don't run 8Gb well, I cant see a MBA doing it. If they're able to fix it with software or firmware, then maybe. But I think its a certain hardwire limitation
     
  6. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

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    My signature may have confused you. I do own a Macbook Air however I was referring to the Macbooks.
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Well, even with Snow Leopard coming out, I'm not quite sure Apple will fully support using 8GB of memory in the current model of the MacBook. Doing a little research, I found that 6GB is the best you're going to be able to do realistically.

    I'd say go ahead and get 2x2GB sticks, you won't regret it. And then later, if you'd like to max it out, purchase a 4GB stick. Although I warn you, a 4GB stick is PRICEY!
     

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