Will the new MBP be able to handle 8GB of ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cstromme, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. cstromme macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2007
    The Santa Rosa chipset supports it, but now that they've gone over to NVidia what do they support? The specs page says 4GB, but I just find it weird that that's the case.
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Well according to an email thats been floating around here, it can support 8 GB. Spending $1000 on that much ram (2x4GB chips) right now will not make much of a difference other than you mayb having to file for bankruptcy.
  3. Jatku macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
  4. ageha macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Where do you buy your RAM?
    Depending on what you do it can make sense. I haven't work on machines with less that 8GB for more than 5 years.
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone G3 (64GB, 2.4): Mozilla/7.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_4 like Mac OS X; en-ca) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Geico) Version/3.7.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)
    But, if you NEED 8GB of RAM, you should be using a desktop.
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Are you talking DDR3 ram for laptops?

    I admit I havent looked too much into it but from the links on this site from others it seems that a 4GB DDR3 module of notebook memory runs close to $500.

    PLEASE correct me if im wrong, PLEASE!:p
  7. ageha macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Right, 8 cores are even better.

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