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nickthegreekhp
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4 GB ram on HP Mini 210-4120ea

I have read that the only atom processor to support 4GB of ram is the N2800. In addition Win7 starter only supports 2GB but i am thinking of installing Linux which will not have a problem supporting 4gb ram. SO theoretically it could work bu i would like to check if anyone has done this or if you think it won't be supported?

 

HP manual says it only supports 1GB but even so there is a 2GB upgrade in the parts list.

 

Any thoughts anyone?

Many thanks!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: 4 GB ram on HP Mini 210-4120ea

Hi:

 

I don't know of anyone who has successfully installed a 4 GB module in their mini 210.

 

I do know that folks have installed a 2 GB module successfully and all 2 GB is recognized by W7 Starter even though the manual states only 1 GB is supported in W7 Starter (unless that is referring to China only).

 

You can also run the crucial memory scanner tool and see what that says.

 

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

 

While the processor and even the chipset may support 4 GB of memory, the BIOS may be putting a restriction on that.

 

If you feel like gambling $22.00 on a 4 GB module in the remote chance it will work, that is up to you.

 

I don't think it will though, or someone would have reported that they did it.

 

Paul

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Hi Paul, thanks for your quick reply

 

On Amazon someone mentioned they did this on their netbook - their result was that windows 7s recognized 4gb of only which 2gb it stated were useable. Unfortunately they didn't specify their netbook spec/brand so that's why i asked around maybe someone here has done it.

 

Even if it did take it this would only work on full win 7 64 or linux 64 which i am told works fine on these puppies.

 

Haven't got mine yet, waiting for it to be shipped so can't run the crucial test :-(

 

Many thanks

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You're very welcome.

 

I would think it should also work on WHP 32 bit as well.

 

The good news is that you found someone that actually installed a 4 GB module and the notebook booted up. If it boots up and 4 GB is recognized in the BIOS, then the limitation is due to the OS.

 

If you roll the dice and install a 4 GB chip, please post back with all the details, so that others can benefit from your experiment.

 

Paul

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You bet i will Paul, thanks for the input!

 

I am trying to use it as a platform for a heatless noiseless battery marathon running every day carry device... For about half the price of other alternatives...

 

Ideally i'm looking at making the best of the N2800 - i want to add 4gb ram, a 64gb ssd, and the 3g/hsdpa card. Oh and i'm thinking of doing away with Win 7s and using something like Jolicloud or Xubuntu instead as a light, junk-free efficiency machine....

 

Tablets have their place but productivity isn't part of so i'm hoping the N2800 with 4gb and a fast ssd  with linux make it powerful enough to take on multitasking whilste efficient enough to keep an 8 hour charge....

 

Will keep this post updated to see where this experiment goes...

 

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DonShane
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Hi there,

 

I also brought HP mini N2800, its @gb ram and 320gb hard, I also wish to uogarde it to 4gb ram, please let me know how did you do that if you have down it successfully

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I just came across a HP Mini 210-4120ea used on Ebay, the seller has added a 4 GB ram card and even though WIndows 7 starter can't use all 4 Gb, it boots properly - the 4gb was recognised when he/she had windows 7 home premium on it so that's encouraging :smileyvery -happy:- i'll be pressing on with the experiment and keeping this thread posted

 

 

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@DonShane

 

Will do - it will take a few days as my order seems to be delayed, but i'll be posting as soon as i find out.

 

Also looking to add an ssd, 3g / hsdpa and throw linux on this puppy, so if interested in any of these upgrades i'll be keeping this updated...

 

CHeerio

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DonShane
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Thanks,
in my new mini first time i put my internet USB modem and its starts to install and showed that device is not recognize, what i have to do to fix this problem, modem works well in my other laptop

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nickthegreekhp
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Re: 4 GB ram on HP Mini 210-4120ea

Hello again

 

I am writingthis from my new hp 210-4120ea that has 4Gb installed!

 

Works nice, althouth win7starter only use 2 but it recognizes 4GB.

 

Now to get an OS upgrade that supports4GB....

 

:smileyhappy:

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