New Macbook Pros doesn’t support 8GB Ram

According to iFixit it looks like the new Macbook Pros will not actually support 8GB of Ram. NVIDIA representatives have dated previously that the new chipsets used in the MacBook and Macbook Pro could support up to 8GB of Ram, but after testing, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The Macbook Pro that was tested did actually recognize the the Ram, but only used 4GB while active. So, if you were looking at the new Macbook Pro and expecting to pack it full of Ram, you’ll want to keep this in mind when making your purchasing decision.

via MacRumors

UPDATE: Just so we’re clear, it’s possible that this could be fixed in the future through a firmware update – but if you need 8GBs of Ram NOW for your machine – I wouldn’t bet on things that might happen in the future. You may want to go ahead and look at a Mac Pro or something like that.

Comments

  1. This isn’t really accurate though. No one really knows at this point why the machines aren’t recognizing the RAM. Since at some level the hardware recognizes it I think there is still hope. This could easily be a system or firmware level problem that could be fixed in Snow Leopard.
    Yourheadline is deceiving since you’ve taken the article at iFixIt and added your won inaccurate assumptions. I think the article was clear that they thought this support might be coming.

  2. Potentially this could be resolved with a firmware update, depending on how Apple set up the motherboard.

  3. Guys, while I appreciate the fact that this could potentially be resolved with a firmware update – the truth is right now Macbook Pros DON’T support 8GBs of Ram.

    If a firmware update is issued and they DO support 8GB of Ram in the future – I will post an article titled Macbook Pros DO support 8GB of Ram, Thanks to Firmware update!” or something to that affect.

    As long as they don’t actually support 8GBs of Ram – saying they don’t support 8GBs of Ram is accurate. HOWEVER – I have made an adjustment and included an update to include that a firmware update is possible in the future.

  4. nik-o-laus says:

    @Michael: Hope springs eternal ;)

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