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Ramjet offers 6GB RAM upgrade for new MacBook (Pro)

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Wed October 29, 2008

Ramjet 6GB Macbook RAM

Ramjet now offers the capability to expand memory to 6GB in any new aluminum MacBook or black bezel MacBook Pro. The kit uses one 4GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM module to fill one slot, combined with a 2GB module in the second slot to bring the system RAM up to 6GB. The modules fit the 204 pin SO-DIMM slot and are claimed to be compatible with the latest Apple firmware and ship pre-configured for the particular MacBook.

The 4GB DDR3-1066 Module is available from the company for $600, while the 2GB can be purchased for $75. Although the upgrade from 2GB to 6GB increases the price fourfold from the 2GB to 4GB conversion, customers are able to expand the memory past the 4GB limit that is currently available as an option directly from Apple.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -12

    Read my lips...

    Do not try to put more RAM in you computer than it is supposed to have. It's a waste of money and it will not do you any good at all. Don't even know why RamJet would sell this to customers. That's the sign of a rip-off company.

    Thanks for reading.

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  1. SierraDragon

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -12

    A Ramjet Scam

    Total scam by Ramjet, above 4 GB is wasted. A bad move by Ramjet, because folks like me will now recommend against buying Ramjet - - - forever.

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +10

    RE:A Ramjet Scam

    No its not a scam. If it was a scam they would've sold you 8 GB instead of 6. They specifically state that this configuration only works with the new MacBook Pro's using the new firmware.Besides, Ramjet gives you a money back guarantee.

  1. Makosuke

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    DON'T

    Indeed, this appears to be completely legit; according to Barefeats.com today, 6GB (4GB plus 2GB) DOES work just fine. They note, though, that 2x4GB doesn't work properly, as reported elsewhere--it recognizes it, but won't use anything over 4GB.I wonder if it's got something to do with what happens when it tries to go dual-channel--that'd explain why 6 would work but 8 wouldn't. Of course, it'd be nice if Apple added support (at least unofficially) via a firmware update (or OS, though that seems less likely since OSX supports up to 32GB on other systems), assuming it's not an outright hardware limitation.

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