max ram in macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by excalibur313, May 26, 2007.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Why exactly is it that the macbook pro can only support 3gb of ram? Why can't you get 2x2gb? They only cost $150 each... Thanks for your help!
     
  2. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

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    I'd imagine that the macbookpro would indeed blow up lol
     
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    nah, they're tough
     
  4. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    The next update which should be soon will allow them to have 4GB of RAM :)
     
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    Please, please Search the forums. We answered this 3 days ago... and every week since the C2D MBP was released....

    You can put 2 x 2Gb in the MacBook Pro if you like. THe chipset will only recognize 3 Gb of it. Same deal with Windows Core2Duo laptops - put in 4 Gb and you'll get 3.3 Gb or less.

    It's the chipset. It will not be fixed with an OS upgrade nor a firmware upgrade. It is what it is.
     
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    I've been told from somewhere that all a MBP can use is 3.2 GB, keep in mind, that is a lot of RAM, unless you're some sort of professional cinematographer or something, but then you'd have a Mac Pro. But is 4 GB really necessary? Sure it'd be nice (don't forget expensive too), and it would let the computer last a little longer in the stomach flu of technological advancement that vomits out a new and improved product every 6 months or so. Sorry, got off on a tangent. 3.2 GB is about as much as you'll get out of the current MBPs, and .2 GB isn't worth the $$$ (apple sells 'em fer ~$500) for that 2 GB chip you won't really use. Which is why they only sell 3 GB. Heck, I'd love 4 GB of RAM, but my wallet wouldn't :D .
     
  7. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm terribly sorry for posting this again. I tried to search but I guess I used the wrong keywords...

    Anyway, iToaster, why is it that you bought your ram though apple? Newegg sells 2gb modules for $125 each, which isn't a bad deal.
     

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