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chyang
I remembered there were some threads on this some time ago, but I cannot find it now.
Android needs more RAM than 64MB, so it seems more desirable now. any clues? Thanks.
cortez
QUOTE(chyang @ Sep 23 2008, 03:03 AM) *
I remembered there were some threads on this some time ago, but I cannot find it now.
Android needs more RAM than 64MB, so it seems more desirable now. any clues? Thanks.

Did you try using a swap partition?
chyang
QUOTE(cortez @ Sep 23 2008, 04:57 PM) *
QUOTE(chyang @ Sep 23 2008, 03:03 AM) *
I remembered there were some threads on this some time ago, but I cannot find it now.
Android needs more RAM than 64MB, so it seems more desirable now. any clues? Thanks.

Did you try using a swap partition?

Yes, i have enabled swap partition. But that cannot be compared with more RAM. smile.gif
speculatrix
adding ram is theoretically possible, but requires skill and specialised equipment - ram chips are BGA packaging. check the hardware mods forum!
evade
These guys seem to offer the service:

http://www.ppctechs.com/upgrades/ram.htm
speculatrix
QUOTE(evade @ Oct 28 2008, 01:25 PM) *


hmm, now that is interesting, perhaps they could repair my original zaurus 6000's main board - all they'd need to do is replace the busted DDRAM chip. Perhaps they could populate the spare sockets too!

Here's the motherboard up close:
http://www.zaurus.org.uk/6000_ram.html

The RAM chips are the shiny devices up top. BTW, I noticed that on my other 6000, the half broken one I bought to create a Frankenzaurus, the ram chips were quite a bit smaller, only covering the pads, so it wouldn't have been possible to snap one in half!
Ragnorok
- I e-mailed them to see what they'd charge to bump the RAM to 128MB and the NAND to 1GB. I'll post results if they come...
speculatrix
QUOTE(Ragnorok @ Nov 22 2008, 04:37 AM) *
- I e-mailed them to see what they'd charge to bump the RAM to 128MB and the NAND to 1GB. I'll post results if they come...


that'd be great! I might need someone to act as my agent if ppctechs won't do work for someone in the UK, so I hope I can find someone I could post my board to who'd send it to ppctechs and return it to me; I'd send money for the repair and return shipment and beer vouchers!
Nelson
Hi guys

I have emailed them and asked before but they give a blah blah blah we dont support this model stuff so unfortunately looks like it is a now go from them but there has to be someone out there that has the equipment that could do the upgrade.
speculatrix
thanks for trying, and letting us know.

shame, but I understand their point of view.
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