mbp today: ram & SL

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  1. G0meZ macrumors regular

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    if I buy a standard mbp today,

    - does it come with 1x4gb or 2x2gb ram modules?

    - does it run fine with an original SL dvd?
     
  2. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    1. 2x 2gb

    2. No, because the original SL DVD doesn't have a lot of drivers introduced with the new MBPs. You will need to install SL and 10.6.7 combo updater another way (connecting to another Mac is a good bet.)
     
  3. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure i understand...like set up another, older machine with the latest SL and then clone it onto the mbp?
     
  4. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    Correct:cool:
     
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  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Why couldn't you just install 10.6.x and run a software update to 10.6.8?
     
  7. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    2011 MBPs won't even boot with anything less than the special version of 10.6.6 that they came with. 10.6.7 is the first official release with the required drivers in it.
     
  8. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    My 2011 came with a 10.6.7 DVD. Built in June.
     
  9. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    10.6.6 update (Jan 2011)

    10.6.6 MBP 2011 build (MBPs released Feb 2011)

    10.6.7 (end of March 2011)

    So yeah, that makes sense :)
     
  10. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    If it were me doing this, rather than some complicated clone whatever process, I would just buy an OS X 10.6.7+ disk.
     
  11. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Replaced the stock RAM that came with my MBP '11 with 8GB the other day. It came with 2 sticks of 2GB. It may seem like another cost-cutting measure by Apple, but the performance is improved by 2 sticks of 2.
     
  12. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    Does such a thing exist?

    AFAIK there are only 10.6.0 and 10.6.3 discs out there.
     

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