- 07-25-2013, 04:05 AM #1
Has anyone attempted to upgrade their Surface by soldering an 8GB Ram onto it instead of having 4?
I would like to know if this would be possible or if anyone has done it and succeeded
- 07-25-2013, 04:11 AM #2
Just thinking the soldering on the Ram would probably be so small and the ram so hard to ind the right size that I doubt it it possible unless you have robot hands
- 07-25-2013, 09:39 AM #6
- 07-25-2013, 10:22 AM #8
The red boxes are the RAM chips, soldered directly to the mainboard:
Even if you were to find chips that would work, had the skills/tools/patience to get the device apart far enough to do it, and had the skills and equipment to de-solder the old chips and re-solder the new chips, I don't know how one would find out whether the device would support them. It probably is too much risk for the reward.
- 07-25-2013, 01:23 PM #10
- 07-25-2013, 01:35 PM #12
- 07-25-2013, 06:02 PM #13
I read somewhere test were done trying to swap out the hard drive. They did it but the surface never worked the same after. Mostly the touch screen wasn't as responsive.
I wouldn't want to take the chance on a $990 machine just to boost the ram.
- 07-25-2013, 06:37 PM #14
- 07-25-2013, 06:40 PM #15
The RT device is 32bit and therefore has a 4GB limit of memory that it can access. You need 64bit to access anything over 4GB in any PC.
You can install more than 4GB on many 32bit PCs but the OS won't ever use more than 4GB.
The surface Pro (64bit) could theoretically handle more if the motherboard / chipset supported it
Last edited by bradbamford; 07-27-2013 at 10:41 PM.
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