CF-31 upgrades...

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  1. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    i agree that "paging" was used to extend the amount of ram that was addressable ...
    does anybody here remember the days of the Z80 processor ? maybe that is why i don't much care for programming today .
    however , i shall digress .

    for the multitude of people "out there" , the simple explanations are the best ... look at the specifications of the parts you are working with .
    as an individual gains more knowledge they can run towards the more involved solutions (or away from ... depending) .
    an example of this is 16/32/64 ... think of the processors that would handle 32 bits internally but the buss was only 16 bits wide (and so forth) .
    "shift-n-load"
     
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  2. Azrial

    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    You are absolutely correct! I did not read the OP post carefully enough and did not notice that he had a Mk1/i5-540M CF-31.

    Additionally, I am quite sure that the i5/540M has no hidden support for more then 4GB RAM, I tried it... LoL

    My bad! :(
     
  3. Psychowolff

    Psychowolff Notebook Consultant

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    If a Mk2 can run 16Gb reliably. my Mk4 should also as the i5 3340M is 'rated' to work with upto 32Gb.

    What other jewels am I missing?? Anyone have any other tweeks they want to bring up??
     
  4. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    it is not just the ability of the cpu to address given number of bytes of RAM ...
    the architecture of the MB (associated support in bios , etc) to support that amount of RAM is also needed .

    there are examples of MBs put out by companies that would only *work with* a certain amount of ram even though it was possible to use many different types of cpu .
    the MBs that we are working with it this equipment are not exactly *new* ... something that has to be taken into account and easy to forget .
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    The chipset is "usually" the main factor
     
  6. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    yep ...
    the chipset is a big factor ...
    that is why some new loads of an OS on a machine are slow until one loads the "chipset" stuff .
     
  7. Psychowolff

    Psychowolff Notebook Consultant

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    For my needs 8Gb is plenty, but if memory gets much cheaper, why not! ;-)

    I remember my first computer, an old atari with a tape drive... I read an article recently where they put a Lot of Gb onto a regular cassette with modern equipment... What was that Gates said about 'never needing more than 640Kb of memory'?? LOL
     
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  8. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    sony had/has an 8mm tape (remember their Hi8 video ?) that was put to digital audio recording ...
    i built a couple of recording studios based around a rack full of them .

    as far as i am aware of ...
    a program has to (basically) instruct the comp to use ram instead of a/the swapfile or allocated hard drive working space ...
    if it does not do this , the program will not be run from ram .
    a look at "task manager/processes and performance/resource monitor (this can be set up to look at many different things) will show what is going on with the ram and HDD (or ssd) .
    when one changes over to a ssd and notices an increase in how fast a program opens and processes data demonstrates what happens when a/the swapfile is now running out of the ssd instead of a *slow* hdd .
    an example of a program that runs strictly out of ram is "TAILS" ... sweet little program .
     
  9. Tobias Claren

    Tobias Claren Notebook Enthusiast

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    Absolutely impossible?
    This chip has a ball grid array?
    BGA chips are possible for changing by soldering (ir/air station...).

    And why do not exist i7 versions from MK1 Cf-31?
    A very expensive Notebook, and no generation 1 i7 version 0_o?
     
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