- January 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm #160756saureyMember
I wonder if it would work… 🙂 200 is pretty steep, but you could always make a 1-2GB RAM Drive for a game or something.
I wonder if it would even accept 4GB at the BIOS level.January 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm #180784AlfiharParticipant
I think the chipset limits it to 2GB per DIMM socket, not to mention that it’s a 32-Bit system so you won’t get to use the full 4GB even if it did work.
I would say that the NC10 wouldn’t POST with a 4GB module.January 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm #180786bgalfondMember
yeah, I think the chipset is maxed at 2.
Kinda off topic but I would think that if it DID work, it would register all 4 gigs though no? I didn’t think there was any integrated video memory or anything else is there?January 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm #180785AlfiharParticipant
Well there are other parts (various IO devices, keyboard, mouse, monitor etc…) which take up some of the address space, I believe Windows reserves around 512MB for them.January 22, 2009 at 12:05 am #180787saureyMember
Would only show about 3.5GB or less RAM. You could enable PAE and make it more valuable.
Next question, Can Sammy run x64 OS? 🙂
If so, then we could use it all. It’s all about the CPU though. Core 2 Duo’s can run 64Bit OS/January 22, 2009 at 1:28 am #180788hufnMember
It won’t see it, you can be pretty certain of that. The bios won’t recognize it as it will only use 2GB max. Even so, no I highly doubt you could get an x64 os to run in 64 bit as there is only one 32bit processorJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:15 pm #180791markhedderMember
As if you will ever need 4GB of RAM. Heck, you don’t even need more than 1GB of RAM. You can have dozens of Firefox windows open and not reach 1GB of RAM.January 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm #180793
Max Memory : 2GB
But it’s true, it’s pretty sure nobody will need 4gb on their NC10. 🙂January 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm #180792martinMember
“Nobody will ever need more than 640 kB RAM.” (Bill Gates, 1983)
4 GB (and up) of RAM has good use for anyone using Photoshop, Virtualisation or other memory intensive applications. 2 GB is IMHO a bare minimum need for anyone who does more than web browsing and appreciates a snappy end-user experience in XP.January 25, 2009 at 12:02 am #180789berflesMember
It’s too bad we have a limitation given how cheap RAM is. I don’t care if I’ll never use it, it’s still nice to have. Even two memory slots and dual channel would be nice.
I’m ordering my 2GB stick tonight.January 25, 2009 at 12:48 am #180794
4 GB (and up) of RAM has good use for anyone using Photoshop, Virtualisation or other memory intensive applications.
Please, do not buy a “netbook” if you want to use Photoshop or VIrtualisation. It’s nonsense.January 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm #180790berflesMember
Photoshop CS works fine on my NC10. It doesn’t mean I do graphical work, just editing pictures from my DSLR while I’m not near my main PC. Opening 10-15 images at once takes up 800MB of RAM by itself. So yes, you can and will use 1GB if you do anything like that.January 25, 2009 at 7:12 pm #180795
the more you have part (extra memory slot, 4gb instead of 2), the more your battery life will decrease.
And for standard use, for the most part of NC10’s user (not power user as most of people here) 1Gb under XP is far enough. IMHO.
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