Maxing out RAM with Snow Leopard

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  1. Roman

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    One of the features of Snow Leopard that I was waiting for is its capability to handle more than 4GB of RAM.

    Now that Snow Leopard has been finally released and has been installed in a lot of our Macs, I was wondering how many people have maxed out their RAMs while running SL? Is there really a speed/performance difference? I want to squeeze out the most I can from my MacBook kasi.

    I haven't read any reviews online yet, and I've searched this forum for anything. The closest thing is this review where they tested a late 2008 MacBook Pro with 6GB of RAM running Leopard and the result was negligible.

    I'm using a late 2008 MacBook 2.4GHz so my max RAM is 6GB.
     
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    Nice this means i can put 6GB of RAM on my Macbook!
     
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    Hold on guys, you have to remember the hardware limitations of your units.
     
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    What do you mean? 6GB is the hardware-defined allowable maximum RAM for the late 2008 unibodies.
     
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    Oops! Can't believe I missed that. I just read MacBook... Sorry. :)
     
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    the 8gb ddr3(2x4gb) ram at ph apple store is about 53,900 pesos.not really practical
     
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    53,900 for 8gb ddr3? wahhh! is that for real...
     
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    very expensive for now... maybe in the next two years! :D
     
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    anyone tried this already? i have the a late 2008 2.4GHz MBP Unibody also and i want this upgrade also. :)
     
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    Also wanted to upgrade my mbp to 8gb but its very expensive cant afford.. hehehe
     
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    I don't think Snow Leopard actually makes your ram faster. An MBP with 10.6 and 4gb of ram won't run much faster than an MBP with 10.5 and 4gb of ram. It just means that there is potential for lots and lots of ram. Unlike with 32-bit systems where you are limited to a certain amount.

    Our computers still have hardware limits and SL won't change that.
     
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    from my knowledge, even if you're in 10.5 you can still upgrade to 6GB. I read from an article in Macworld(magazine) that the actual limit of late 2008 models are 6GB. but dont try 8GB because it won't work.
     

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