The datasheet of Toshiba R830-10P mentions that the maximum memory capacity is 8GB. See it here. But Intel says that the i7-2620M supports up to 16GB of RAM. See it here. I have asked for help on Toshiba Forums. Nothing useful from there. See it here.
I was curious as I have a very particular need for 16GB of RAM. Today I decided to give it a try. I bought two Patriot PSD38G13332S (8GB PC3 - 10600 1333MHz CL9 SoDimm) and installed it on the notebook. It just worked.
So if you have the need for 16GB of RAM and a similar notebook from Toshiba, you can install 16GB of RAM.
- This will work only if your Linux Distro is based on RPM and YUM. I have tested it on Fedora but it may also work on RHEL and Centos... It will NOT work on Ubuntu, Debian, Suse...
- The operating system and its version will be the same inside and outside the chroot jail.
- On the example, the chroot will be placed at: /chroot/devel
- To install different version of Fedora or other RPM based distro, it will be necessary to manage yum package repositories outside the jail.
The five steps:
# 1 - Create the chroot directory
$ sudo mkdir -p /chroot/devel/var/lib/rpm
# 2 - Initiate rpm db on chroot
$ sudo rpm --root /chroot/devel --initdb
# 3 - download Fedora Release package.
# If you do not want Fedora, download the correct *-release package and use it
# on step 4. There are examples on the references.
$ yumdownloader --destdir=/tmp fedora-release
Model Acer Iconia Tab W501P C62GO3iss
OS: Windows 7® Professional 32-bit
Processor: AMD Dual-Core C-60
LCD: 10.1" Multi-touch HD LED LCD
Memory: 2GB Memory
Storage: 32GB SSD
Card Reader: 2-in-1 card reader
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n & BT 3.0 + HS
WWAN: 3G WAN
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Battery: 3-cell Li-ion battery
Software: Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase a license key to activate)
Microsoft Office Starter 2010
I was tremendously curious about the performance of both AMD C-60 processor and it's ATI GPU. I was expecting that it would be possible to play Full-HD flash movies at 30 fps.
I'm at Czech Republic, and I ran to the first Acer Iconia TAB W501P that was available at http://alza.cz/. The main differences to W500 is that the W501P has 3G modem and is equipped with AMD C-60 instead of AMD C-50.
According to http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/apu/ultrathin/Pages/ultrathin.aspx#3, the C-60 can run up to 1333 M…