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« on: September 22, 2008, 09:03:50 pm »
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.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 04:57:43 am »
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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?
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 11:45:43 am »
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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.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 07:28:14 pm »
adding ram is theoretically possible, but requires skill and specialised equipment - ram chips are BGA packaging. check the hardware mods forum!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 09:25:40 am »
These guys seem to offer the service:

http://www.ppctechs.com/upgrades/ram.htm
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 04:55:13 pm »
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http://www.ppctechs.com/upgrades/ram.htm

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!
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 11:37:09 pm »
- 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...
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 06:06:10 pm »
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- 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!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 08:38:00 am »
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.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 06:43:31 pm »
thanks for trying, and letting us know.

shame, but I understand their point of view.
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