Upgrading RAM on new Macbook Pro 17"?

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  1. consumerDan macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what type of memory to choose if upgrading memory on the Macbook Pro 17"? Also, is it really limited to 8GB or can you go higher?
     
  2. Skybar macrumors member

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    If you are talking about the new one:
    1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM is the RAM you need. And no, 8GB is max, the CPU can't adress more than that.
     
  3. consumerDan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you think the CPU can't address more memory than that? Dell, HP, and Lenovo all offer up to 16GB of Ram on their new notebooks.

    The CPU is not the limiting factor, its Apple.

    -P
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it's limited to 8GB due to only having two RAM slots. The others all have four, as there are not 8GB laptop modules out yet.
     
  6. The Arin macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if this is just a current physical limitation that will be addressed once 8GB laptop modules come out?
     
  7. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I think the next generation CPU's, Ivy Bridge, will have the ability to handle 16GB RAM. That is what I am waiting for - as well as the continued price drop of RAM (like 16Gb for only $100 next year)
     
  8. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Skybar stated "...the CPU can't adress more than that." which is entirely incorrect. The number of slots and memory modules sizes is a different issue.
     

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