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Atom N550 Unlock for more ram?

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Question just messing around a bit and wondering why intel put a lock on the Atom N550 processor to only utilize a max 2 GB ram?

Reason i ask is because (i know there probally wnt be any gains from putting 4 gigs in a netbook on the 1015PN but i think there would be if there was a way to unlock the atom n550 ram lock feature they have ......


Any help or suggestions
my netbook is quick im playing neverwinter nights (ya its awesome im about to put bauldurs gate along with icewind dale series lol smile.gif

its fast not hiccups ever its amazing i love it

but more ram it seems amd can utilize it but not intel

on the acer aspire AO521 can handle four gigs but not the 1015pn ahhh
intel ***!!!
Help if can?
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post #2 of 7
I know some people can throw in 4gigs and have it work on some netbooks (even though it says max 2gigs).

Try it.

If that doesn't work you could try googling bios flashing
    
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Probably due to cost... cheaper design if it actually a 2GB limit.
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Maybe the mobo is limited too, so unlocking (if possible) won't make any difference...

I haven't heard of the Atom being locked, actually. Are you sure about that?
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ya i noticed that to was reading articles on google about netbooks and 4 gigs of ram
eff it i going to try it see if my computer will recognize it lol


bios flashing ahh this 1015pn has issues with there bios and ram compatiability (lucky the ram i have now in it at 2 gigs from mushkin works Great no bios updates what soever no problems )
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just reading another forum about the 1015pn ram issues and compatability people are having

its also the os 32bit=3GB 64=every last ounce
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Well this probally comes to no suprise to you guys but i wanted to see
was fun while it lasted the ten seconds to replace the ram and then boot up
NO POST hahahha
it just powered up and black screen
tested the ram in another xps i have its a good stick of ram but it will not work with the asus 1015pn At FOUR GIGS OF RAM

WOo hahha although i finally have a dvd burner ready usb style biggrin.gif excited about that one
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