Re: [transmonde] Vivante XL Ram..
- Do you still have your old 64 meg RAM card? Would you
be willing to sell it?
--- Les Tyrrell <tyrrell@...> wrote:
> > Does anyone know what the Standard setup is for__________________________________________________
> > VIvante XL as far as RAM. I have 64 Megs, I think
> > has a 128meg capacity. Right now do I have two 32
> > cards or one 64? Also where can I get ram from?
> > is anyone selling RAM for the Vivante XL?
> > Amit
> I got my RAM from 3Klix.com. They explicitly listed
> the Vivante XL, so I felt more comfortable about
> buying from them since I was
> concerned about getting the right kind. More
> knowledgeable folks could probably give you other
> My Vivante XL is now running happily with 256Mb in
> it, and that is the max as far as I know. This is
> done with two 128Mb modules.
> However, I have to warn you that to change the RAM
> you are going to have to completely dismantle your
> Vivante, and while that is not
> too hard to do there are lots of little screws to
> keep straight ( use paper cups or whatever and label
> in manner that will make it
> easy to put them right back in the right spots, as
> it does matter ) and you will need to know a few
> "secrets" to be able to do take
> the Vivante apart easily ( if it is hard, then you
> don't know one of the secrets and you need to STOP
> and ASK for help- otherwise
> you are going to trash your Vivante ). Also, and
> this is a big point to consider, you are going to
> have to remove your CPU
> daughtercard. For various reasons, I did this about
> a dozen times and cringed each time. But I made it,
> and it is running happily.
> But you will need to be very very careful about
> remembering exactly how your Vivante is built in
> this area- I would reccomend taking
> pictures, and waiting whatever time is neccessary
> for your pictures to be developed before taking this
> apart. Otherwise, you get to
> do this part over and over again, HOPING that you
> are not destroying your computer in the process.
> And that's just one of the joys
> of the process- I'm pretty sure that there is no way
> to do this without also removing the screen.
> So yes there are suppliers ( were a few months ago
> anyway ), and if you know what you are doing then it
> is actually fairly
> straightforward to do this, BUT you don't know what
> you are doing, and it WONT be straightforward, so if
> you really want to do this
> be very patient, and don't hesitate to ask questions
> along the way. DOCUMENT what you do- if I had, I
> could have pointed you to a
> website showing How I Did It. It took me a month to
> do mine, but I stopped every time it refused to
> yield and would come back to it
> the next day or so later.
> Good luck!
> - les
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