Again, they told me that it could'nt be done... Lighting strikes twice! CF-30 memory

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  1. Azrial

    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    As we know, there is always some knucklehead that doubts Panasonic and Intel Engineers, and thinks that he can push these machines out of the planed parameters. This board is loaded with them! Today, I am proud to be among that group.

    I have a CF-30FCS85AM, thanks to Jeff and several others here. I was a bit disappointed that the common consensus was that Win7x64 Ultimate was a poor OS decision as I only had 4GB of RAM. So, I decided that clearly the only way to solve this software problem, was with hardware!

    One night after doing some serious research, while drunk, I ordered (2X4GB) SODIMM 667MHz 200-Pin PC2-5300 DDR2 1.8V Low Density 16 CHIP, Notebook memory modules. I had read all of the information I could find, and most of it said I was wrong, but well, I was disinterested in that answer... So, without more steaming PS, the MAX RAM of a CF-30 Mk2 is, drumroll... 8 Gigabytes! * :D


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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Bravo...

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    KLonsdale Notebook Evangelist

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    Congratulations again
     
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    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Holy Smokes! Way to go! I guess we'll be seeing these on eBay soon! LOL
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    As long as the ram and unit can play well together,why not? I think someone did that with a CF-19 over at the dark side,I run 64 bit Windows 7 on this CF-52G and always have.
    But congrats,you little rebel you.:D
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    As I said in another thread if it can be done the pig will do it... :laugh: Good job Azrial.
     
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  7. Azrial

    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    I would like to say that I am more pleased that I was able to do this upgrade myself! I know that it is a "piece of cake," but just a little over two months ago I was having a problem holding a coffee cup with one of my hands. :D

    BTW, Ubuntu Linux sees 7.8GB of RAM.
     
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    thunderbolt500 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for doing the pioneering!

    Looking to upgrade as well. Seems like DDR2-800 PC2-6400 is cheaper than the slower DDR2-667 PC2-5300. It shouldn't matter for a CF-30 Mk2, right?

    Does anyone know if the G-Skill F2-6400CL6D-8GBSQ will work? I believe it's low-density. Willing to look at other manufacturers as well; that's just the one that I picked out of the Newegg website.
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the Panasonic Toughbook forum

    The 6400 works just fine but will only run at the slower speed...it's just cheaper. I never used that brand before.
     
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    The brands I use most of the time.

    First choice...
    Crucial
    Hynix
    Samsung
    Kingston
    Micron

    and my second choice...
    Nanya
    Elpida

    The look of prices at newegg for that memory you might want to check eBay, about $124.99 :thumbsup:
     
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