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I know that this question has been addressed here, but I can't find a positive confirmation amongst the many threads and Apple's website would never address this.

I've seen a few threads between this one and other forums that the 15" is capable of accepting (DIMMwise) up to 8GB RAM. A previous poster (I'd quote them but I don't remember which thread it was in) mentioned that the MBP would see/register up to 8GB but wouldn't use all 8GB.

Is it possible for the MBP to accommodate AND use up to 6GB? Reason I'm asking is that I've talked myself out of the 17" model due to size and weight (need to be able to carry it around with me quite often).

Here's my question - The primary use of this thing will be to use iMovie to put movies together, do some video conversions, and in the future work with Soundtrack.

Can I get it done with 4GB or should I take a leap of faith and try for 6?
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You can put 6 gig in there, but not 8 gig

How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Unibody" 13-Inch MacBook and 15-Inch MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type do they support? @ EveryMac.com

Of course video work can be done with 4 gig, but really you want the max ram possible

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See the following thread which was posted several days ago. The owner of the MBP 15" claims his machine not only "sees" 8 Gb but is using it. He even posted a screen shot.

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Most late model Mac portables including the MacBook can accept more memory than recommended by Apple, however, that does not necessarily mean they can actually use it. You would have to test for yourself.

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You can put 6 gig in there, but not 8 gig

How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Unibody" 13-Inch MacBook and 15-Inch MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type do they support? @ EveryMac.com

Of course video work can be done with 4 gig, but really you want the max ram possible

I'm going to budget for the 15" model for portability's sake and will save up for upgrading to 6GB. I saw the screen shot from the previous thread. I don't think I will need much more than 4 myself, but the more the merrier!

Thanks for the input!
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