Interchanging SoC CPU and RAM


Jonttu

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Sorry not sure if this is the right section, but I was wondering if it would be possible to change out the ram and cpu. I have a buddy of mine with a heat bed specifically meant for replacing embedded chips. I was wondering if the Pandora had any limitations as far as ram speed and size or if the board is incompatible with other ram chips in general. I know the cpu can be replaced, but was wondering how I would go about getting a 1GHz chip for it. (does anyone know any sources?) The main reason I want to do this is because I want to see how far I can push a Pandora spec wise. Also hypothetically speaking, if I were able to replace the ram with a higher frequency one, would I be limited by the GPU frequency as I've heard that they are interlocked on the older boards?
 

thatgui

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Hard to believe that this could be done "at home". The Ram is also placed ontop of the Soc itself, which seems to be a very tricky thing to do. Even if your friend is capable of doing it (which I highly doubt) you have a very limited choice of options as the new SoC has to be pin compatible and available in very low quantities.
 

Askarus

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If you use more RAM then 512 MB it's also a firmware problem.


As far as I know Pandora Firmware has to be modified then to be able to access more RAM.
 

Linux-SWAT

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Even if you can swap cpus, you can't change to a 1GHz because the mobo is different.
 
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