So 8GB works on the 2.66

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hodgey1989, May 16, 2009.

  1. hodgey1989 macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Been reading on here and it seems as though 8GB works on the 2.66 uMBP which is great.

    I was looking at buying a uMBP within the next couple of months and was going to go for the 2.4 and upgrade the RAM to 4GB but now reading that for another few hundred i can get a better processor and bigger HDD aswell as a machine that takes 8GB RAM im starting to think this might be a better option for me.

    My question is about the price, i was looking and an 8GB kit is about £600. Ill have the uMBP for about 4 years hopefully, do you think this price will significantly fall during this time??

    Any advice would be great, thanks :)
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Isn't the market basically moving to DDR3 - making larger GB memory sticks cheaper i'd imagine.
  3. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    i was under the impression 4gigs DDr3 ram modules exceed DDR3 in price
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    What?? :confused: If you mean DDR2, then yes, but only because of sales volumes. DDR3 is only starting to take hold in the market. The prices will fall as they did with DDR2, and DDR.
  5. hodgey1989 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Thanks very much, i suppose that does make sense. Would it be worth the extra few hundred for the better processor HDD and more memory do you think?
  6. DivineEvil macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I don't think it's worth it! In a few years not only DDR3 ram prices will drop, but also SSD disks will become way cheaper. In 3-4 years for 200-300$ I believe you'll be able to buy a 1TB SSD drive and 8GB of memory and the performance will be way better!

    I believe when SL is out all unibody MBPs and even unibody MBs will support 8GB of ram... But we shall see.
  7. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    lol yeah i meant ddr2 :) typo.
  8. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    it was for me.

    i can put 8gb in my 2.66 if I ever need to.

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