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Subject: Re: 8Mb chip

Re: 8Mb chip

From: Rocker <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:58:14 -0700

Interesting. If the mod was easier I would go for it but given the
sensitivity of the fmr I am going to stay away from hardware mods for

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Litchman" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 4:45 AM
Subject: Re: 8Mb chip

At 07:53 PM 3/10/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks dude! 15 to 30% more run time does not make it worth it for me.
>would think that 6 megs additional ram would greatly increase the run time

Regardless of how much total RAM is available, the same amount of data
still needs to be loaded to play any particular song. What additional RAM
does is allow more data to be loaded at one time, so all you're really
saving on is the extra spin up times which the smaller amount of RAM
requires. Also, and I'm not sure of the impact it has, but more RAM
requires more power to keep refreshed.


Received on 2004-03-13

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