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  • 45. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    larrynorth New Members

    Hello Peter,

     

    Thanks for the advise re the dongle. I ordered one that same day. It arried 15 mins ago and I am up and running now! Brill

     

    Regards

     

    Larry North

  • 46. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    larrynorth New Members

    Hello Peter,

     

    Thanks for the advise re the dongle. I ordered one that same day. It arried 15 mins ago and I am up and running now! Brill

     

    Regards

     

    Larry North

  • 47. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    wallarug Level 15

    Is there any news on this topic from the other forum? or just news in general?

     

    We still don't know what the rev 2 model code 5 & 6 are for.  Does anyone know yet?

  • 49. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    wallarug Level 15

    It is NOW released!!!  I got an email confirmation from Element14 Yesterday.

    Coming Soon Confirmation

    Hello Fergus Byrne,

    The following product is now in stock

    Order Code

    Product Description

     

    2191863

    SBC, RASPBERRY PI, MODEL B, 512MB

    View this product now!

    Please visit the "Notification Preferences" section of the website to view your current notifications

    Kind regards,
    The element14 Team

     

    This is odd considering that the link is broken

  • 50. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    mirza88 New Members

    I ordered a Pi a week ago and I received it today, I got a paper stating 'RASPBERRY PI WITH 512 MB RAM, Thank You For Your Order, We have a little surprise for you, Inside the box is a new Rasberry Pi with 512MB RAM waiting for you!. Faster... Double RAM... Same Price...'

     

    Yes I did not pay extra also, I will be uploading images soon, as I'm in the office right now!

     

    I dont know if this is a joke or not, maybe you guys will be able to help

  • 51. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    jamodio Level 13

    Post a copy of the paper you received with the board so others can see and tell you if it is fake or not.

  • 52. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    wallarug Level 15

    Just check over on the E14 site, Raspberry Pis with 256mb are no-longer manufactred!

     

    He must be telling the truth!

     

    http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/208118501

  • 53. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    John Beetem Level 15

    Ammar Mirza wrote:

     

    I ordered a Pi a week ago and I received it today, I got a paper stating 'RASPBERRY PI WITH 512 MB RAM, Thank You For Your Order, We have a little surprise for you, Inside the box is a new Rasberry Pi with 512MB RAM waiting for you!. Faster... Double RAM... Same Price...'

     

    Yes I did not pay extra also, I will be uploading images soon, as I'm in the office right now!

     

    I dont know if this is a joke or not, maybe you guys will be able to help

    Probably not a joke -- I recently heard that populating RasPis with 512MB RAMs was up to the distributors.  If they can sell 512MB RasPis for US$35, they can go right ahead and do so.  At some point larger RAMs become as cheap as smaller RAMs, and the smaller ones actually get more expensive as chip makers switch over to the larger ones.  Over the long run, RAM chips never get cheaper -- they just get bigger for the same price, just like disk drives.

     

    Can you find the RAM chip part number?  It's the large square labeled IC2.  (The BCM2835 is under the RAM chip.)  For example, my rev 1 RasPi is a Samsung K4P2G324ED, where "2G32" = 2 Gbit (256MB), 32-bits wide.  You may need a magnifier to read the number.

     

    I wonder how much faster Midori and other browsers will be with 512MB.  My understanding of GNU/Linux is that it tries to keep disk files and directories in RAM and only spills them out to mass storage (e.g., SD card) when it needs those RAM pages for something else.  If the browser and Internet cache fit into RAM, there's little need for SD card access and a major bottleneck should go away.

  • 54. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    jamodio Level 13

    I didn't say he is lying and as I mentioned on some other post I saw this coming without previous announcement.

     

    One potential part from Samsung could be K4P4G164EB

     

    http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/product/mobile-dram/detail?productId=7608&iaId=747

     

    -J

  • 55. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    John Beetem Level 15

    There's a new thread about this chez RasPi: Raspberry Pi with 512MB RAM in the Wild and Element14 [stops selling 256MB].  A comment in the thread has a link to a valid uk.farnell.com page with 512MB RasPi.  Still GBP25.

  • 56. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    GreenYamo Level 4

    Well, as I believe Oscar Wilde said, I can resist everything except temptation.

    I've ordered one, let's see what turns up :-)

    Steve

  • 57. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    jamodio Level 13

    I saw it, and also the reference that the boards are being assembled in China instead in the UK.

  • 58. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    jamodio Level 13

    Unfortunatelly they are not yet properly listed on the US site (newark,) I was also planning to place an order, I was looking to get a Rev 2.0 board but actually waiting for the 512MB.

  • 59. Re: RPi with 512mb Memory?
    BillyBob New Members

    Hey man - you got the inside track? Where you here

    John Beetem wrote:

     

    Ammar Mirza wrote:

     

    I ordered a Pi a week ago and I received it today, I got a paper stating 'RASPBERRY PI WITH 512 MB RAM, Thank You For Your Order, We have a little surprise for you, Inside the box is a new Rasberry Pi with 512MB RAM waiting for you!. Faster... Double RAM... Same Price...'

     

    Yes I did not pay extra also, I will be uploading images soon, as I'm in the office right now!

     

    I dont know if this is a joke or not, maybe you guys will be able to help

    Probably not a joke -- I recently heard that populating RasPis with 512MB RAMs was up to the distributors.  If they can sell 512MB RasPis for US$35, they can go right ahead and do so.  At some point larger RAMs become as cheap as smaller RAMs, and the smaller ones actually get more expensive as chip makers switch over to the larger ones.  Over the long run, RAM chips never get cheaper -- they just get bigger for the same price, just like disk drives.

     

    Can you find the RAM chip part number?  It's the large square labeled IC2.  (The BCM2835 is under the RAM chip.)  For example, my rev 1 RasPi is a Samsung K4P2G324ED, where "2G32" = 2 Gbit (256MB), 32-bits wide.  You may need a magnifier to read the number.

     

    I wonder how much faster Midori and other browsers will be with 512MB.  My understanding of GNU/Linux is that it tries to keep disk files and directories in RAM and only spills them out to mass storage (e.g., SD card) when it needs those RAM pages for something else.  If the browser and Internet cache fit into RAM, there's little need for SD card access and a major bottleneck should go away.

    Hey dude, you got inside info? Whered you hear that the memory size was up to the distributers?

     

    Bill

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