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Does N4200 support 4Gb SODIMM DDR2?
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Has anybody tried to upgrade RAM in a N4200 with a 4GB module?
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#2
Has anybody tried to upgrade RAM in a N4200 with a 4GB module?
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#3
I went ahead and installed a 4GB RAM module and the OS only sees 3Gb, probably because it's a 32bit kernel.

I guess that next steps are to replace bios and OS ;-)
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I went ahead and installed a 4GB RAM module and the OS only sees 3Gb, probably because it's a 32bit kernel.

I guess that next steps are to replace bios and OS ;-)
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I created a VGA cable with the same pinout as described for N3200PRO on the NASwebsite wiki Thecus N3200PRO Hardware Hacking, and connected it to the VGA_J1 10-pin box (for example see this photo [Image: 114216ca-d053-4b17-a5b6-ad032508e811.jpg] from a chinese review http://storage.it168.com/a2010/0427/879/..._all.shtml)

It worked well enough to display bios post messages and showed that it detects the full 4GB RAM.

Trivia: Amibios reports "Evaluation copy, not for resale" ;-)
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I created a VGA cable with the same pinout as described for N3200PRO on the NASwebsite wiki Thecus N3200PRO Hardware Hacking, and connected it to the VGA_J1 10-pin box (for example see this photo [Image: 114216ca-d053-4b17-a5b6-ad032508e811.jpg] from a chinese review http://storage.it168.com/a2010/0427/879/..._all.shtml)

It worked well enough to display bios post messages and showed that it detects the full 4GB RAM.

Trivia: Amibios reports "Evaluation copy, not for resale" ;-)
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hackmann Wrote:I went ahead and installed a 4GB RAM module and the OS only sees 3Gb, probably because it's a 32bit kernel.

I guess that next steps are to replace bios and OS ;-)

Quick question... What brand (and model) of ram did you buy for the n4200?
And after 2 months have you noticed a performance increase with the new stick of ram?
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#8
I upgraded my N4200pro to 4GB, and it does make a difference when you have a lot of modules loaded and running ... I think if you use the NAS for just simple file shares with no modules you can easily run with the default 1GB.

I used a generic brand of RAM : Strontium Hynix 4GB SODIMM DDR3 1333mhz laptop RAM (SRT4G86S1-H9H)
N4200Pro with 4 * 2TB WD20EARS drives, upgraded to 4GB RAM.
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I upgraded my N4200pro to 4GB, and it does make a difference when you have a lot of modules loaded and running ... I think if you use the NAS for just simple file shares with no modules you can easily run with the default 1GB.

I used a generic brand of RAM : Strontium Hynix 4GB SODIMM DDR3 1333mhz laptop RAM (SRT4G86S1-H9H)
N4200Pro with 4 * 2TB WD20EARS drives, upgraded to 4GB RAM.
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#10
Hi all,

I just ordered N4200eco with 4x 2TB segate drives.I have a 2GB ddr3 Kingston.
I will try the upgrade...hope will work.Please let me know how many ram slots are in the motherboard.
Thecus N4200Eco + 4gb DDR3 + 2x4 TB raid 5 + Noctua NF-B9 Sys FAN
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#11
Hi all,

I just ordered N4200eco with 4x 2TB segate drives.I have a 2GB ddr3 Kingston.
I will try the upgrade...hope will work.Please let me know how many ram slots are in the motherboard.
Thecus N4200Eco + 4gb DDR3 + 2x4 TB raid 5 + Noctua NF-B9 Sys FAN
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#12
Hi,

i'm very curious about your experience with 2 GB in the N4200ECO. Have it now for some weeks with the default 1GB, memory seems until now mot a problem.
Please keep us informed.
N4200eco + fw v5.03.01 + 4GB DDR3 + 4 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green 5900rpm raid5
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#13
Hi,

i'm very curious about your experience with 2 GB in the N4200ECO. Have it now for some weeks with the default 1GB, memory seems until now mot a problem.
Please keep us informed.
N4200eco + fw v5.03.01 + 4GB DDR3 + 4 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green 5900rpm raid5
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#14
yep, I'll do !
Thecus N4200Eco + 4gb DDR3 + 2x4 TB raid 5 + Noctua NF-B9 Sys FAN
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yep, I'll do !
Thecus N4200Eco + 4gb DDR3 + 2x4 TB raid 5 + Noctua NF-B9 Sys FAN
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