Max RAM in my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sorcerin, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Sorcerin macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a 2.33 GHz, 15" MacBook Pro. 2 GB RAM, running Mac OS 10.4.11.

    Crucial.com tells me that the maximum memory that can be installed in my computer is 3 GB. Is this a hardware limitation or a software limitation?

    Since OS 10.6 supposedly lifts the cap on usuable RAM, will installing Snow Leopard (when it's released) allow me to install 4 GB in my computer, or only 3 GB?

    Thanks,

    Sorcerin
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I think it's a hardware issue, that's the maximum that the chipset can use. Likewise with my white core2duo white imac. It can see 4 gigs, but can only use 3.33 gigs. Since it's a hardware issue with the chipset, I don't think a software update will resolve that.
     
  3. rychencop macrumors 65816

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