[LinuxBIOS] Ram limit at 128mb Bios, or hardware?

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 02:29:16 CET 2005

On 11/16/05, Adam Talbot <talbotx at comcast.net> wrote:
> Thank you for the great info Richard.  Bari here is all the current info
> I have on the board.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=6822282977
> I hope to get to play with it soon.

In this case you limit is neither hardware or software.  It appears to
be cost.  They just didn't want  to spend the extra $$ to put a
additional SODIMM on there.  That or they just didn't have the board
space.  Board real estate is closely coupled to cost.

XpressRAM Subsystem

    * SDRAM interface tightly coupled to CPU core and graphics
subsystem for maximum efficiency
    * 64-Bit wide memory bus
    * Support for:
          o Two 168-pin unbuffered DIMMs
          o Up to 16 simultaneously open banks
          o 16-byte reads (burst length of two)
          o Up to 256 MB total memory supported

Richard A. Smith

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