Max RAM next tuesday?

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  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I don't really keep up on the latest coming out of intel, but what are the odds that the next MBP will support more than 4GB of RAM?

    Do any of the new intel chipsets support more than 4GB?


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  2. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere (sorry, can't remember where), that they will support up to to 7GB. But as you can only buy RAM in up to 4GB chunks, not many people are buying 2X4Gb just to throw 1GB away.

    So i guess the best thing to do is to buy 1 4GB and 1 2GB, but then you're missing out on 1GB of RAM, which is where the dilemma comes in.

    I'm going to go and get a couple of 4GB chips when my local "money black hole" aka computer store - has them in stock.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The chipset (be it the Montevina one or the rumored Nvidia one) supports up to 8GB of either DDR2 or DDR3 (a board can only be compatible with one or the other, though)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Santa Rosa currently supports up to 8 GB of RAM. I expect 8 GB to be official with the next release though.
     
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  6. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    Definately up to 8GB no problem. Slim possibility of 16GB....very slim.....slimmer than the Macbook Air.
     
  7. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    The question is how much of that ram will be utilized in the OS.
     
  8. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you all...

    Leopard is 64bit top to bottom so it will be able to use all if it! :D


    I'm really excited now.. Other than I have to find a buyer for my MBP... Ugh!
     
  9. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you all...

    Leopard is 64bit top to bottom so it will be able to use all if it! :D


    I'm really excited now.. Other than I have to find a buyer for my MBP... Ugh!
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    up to the amount the board supports....

    *throws away dreams of 16TB Ram in MBA* lol
     

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