Ever wanted 8gb of RAM in your new MacBook or MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by kentamayo, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. kentamayo

    kentamayo Active Member

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    Woohoo!! This is definitely good news! :D
     
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    unless we have true 64-bit apps, we won't feel the performance improvement... yet :)
     
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    Oh sweet! Now this is something i've been waiting for :)
     
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    Thats sweet, absolutely yes.
     
  5. mig

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    i think the only reason apple aren't offering it as an upgrade are the obscene prices. it only says MB's can use 4gb because thats whats commercially available right now. ;) i doubt anyone would spend $590 on a single stick of ram, tbh.
     
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    some people might. some people with too much money that is :)
     
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    that's to be expected, if i remember it right 2GB single stick DDR2 cost 15T more or less before. Got mine at 5.5t.

    Now it's only 1.6t-2t pesos.. Next year laptops will run 500GB HD and 8GB Ram :D
     
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    I got my 2x1gb two years ago at 7k each. :(
     
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    One item that's always on my wish list for an upcoming MBP is to have space for 4 DIMM slots. Due to the falling prices of 2GB DIMMS, this feature should be a no brainer. I predicted many people maxing their RAM to 8GB just like they do with their mobile hard drives. Now with 4GB modules in the market today, they can enjoy 8GB of goodness while waiting for prices to come down then max their memory to 16GB.

    If one can already have 32GB on a MacPro, it is now possible to have 16GB on a notebook. Sadly, Dell must have heard me and introduced the Covet Mobile Workstation with 4 DIMM slots.
     
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    I think Snow Leopard may unlock 8GB of RAM with Santa Rosa Macs and the unibody Macs.

    I wouldn't mind dropping seven grand for 8GB :)
     
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    it would be like using a mclaren mercedes f1 on edsa during rush hour...

    desirable, yes...but what for?
     
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    Wrong analogy. It's more like upgrading from a 4 wheeler truck to a 10 wheeler truck and running them during pre-dawn along NLEX. The perception of speed is from the ability to readily access & store more data at any given time at the same turn around.

    The memory bump would be most useful for those working with HD video and 21MP RAW files like Ken.

    A F1 analogy would be an upgrade from Intel Core 2 to Intel Core i7. ;) Rush hour EDSA would be having multiple processes running at the same time.

    I'd do it because I've learned long ago that there is no such thing as too much RAM. There is such a thing as not enough time.

     
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    Well, we have some progress then, from a hardware viewpoint. At least the hardware can "see" the 8GB. This is way good enough becuase the rest is EFI firmware update and possibly Leopard driver update (if needed).
    Heck the MacPros can do 16GB so Leopard is not a problem. I guess it is Nvidia chipset drivers and EFI firmware. This will get fixed in time for the price lowering of the 4GB DDR3 dimms....
     
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    Yup more ram = less disk caching/access.
     
  16. fteoOpty64

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    @hitme64.

    Not Mclaren F1 but just BMW M3 running R-compound tires on the street. When it hits a wet patch, it will be hydroplaning like a Jetski .....
     
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    8GB of ram sounds interesting... but useful to mostly those running high memory eating programs but for some who mainly use their macbooks for basic internet and computing then it would just be a waste of money.

    i can say this as i checked the performance between my olg 2 X 512 MB, and now 2 X 2GB RAM and clearly there weren't much noticeable differences...

    conlusion if you are happy with your macbooks performance then let it be till you really need the upgrade... save up on time capsule instead... hehehe
     
  18. mig

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    no way. i convinced my friend to upgrade from 1gb to 4gb and there was a noticeable difference in boot up time alone.
     
  19. jedimac

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    i use my macbookpro for editing. i would definitely consider getting an upgrade!
     
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    i know someone personally who has 8GB of RAM in her white macbook 2.4Ghz. :)
     

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