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

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    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

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    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

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  4. ageha macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Right, 8 cores are even better.
     

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