The new 17" unibody mbp can handle 8gb of ram, can the 15" unibody mbp do it to??

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    WTF so the 17" unibody mbp can handle 8gb of ram but will the 15" mbp handle that much ram as well??
     
  2. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Have people tried it after the latest firmware updates? Maybe its possible now, or soon? The hardware is exactly the same as the 17" mbp so I dont see why not.


    If not, looks like I'll be putting my 15" mbp up on ebay again to get the 17" mbp to get that 8gb of ram performance. :p
     
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    3rd pary 4gb sticks are $600+
     
  5. detz macrumors 65816

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    Ah..because there are two slots so you have to have a 4GB slot. Gotcha.
     
  6. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    about $800 USD to upgrade to 8GB ram you would need 2 x 4GB at ~$400 USD each
     
  7. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you seeing ~$400?

    OWC is above $600
     
  8. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Those prices will fall. But they had better do whatever it is they need to do to "enable" the 8 GB upgrade on all MBP/MBs that should be able to support it.

    I know these MBPs currently handle 6 GB just fine. I know that Apple has claimed support for only 4 GB, and it seems completely arbitrary. I wish they'd just come clean with a good reason or remove the limitation.
     
  9. detz macrumors 65816

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    Forcing you to get the 17". :p
     
  10. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that for a moment, too -- you know, MacBook style (a la FireWire), except there are a lot of people in their "pro" categorization who want the portability of a 15" and would not (ever) go to a 17".
     
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    NewEgg has 3 different 4 GB chips. One is $199, the others are well above $300. I wonder why the discrepancy?

    new egg ram

    Edit: whoops, probably not the right type of memory... this would work for the SR/Penryn MBPs, though.
     
  13. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the new memory is not avail in 4 GB SODIMMs at Newegg (yet).
     
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  15. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

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    I sure hope the 15" unibody will support 8gb. Right now, while running XP in Parallels 4, I only have a couple of megabytes free, and I've got 4gb total.
     

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