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Compaq iPaq 3630 128Mb Ram Upgrade

Posted: 11:39 25 Jun 04 #1
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Hi All,

I am contemplating upgrading my iPaq 3630 to 128Mb stacked internal Ram, however I am quite capable of performing the procedure myself, can this be ordered just as ram?

Thanks,

Comm
Posted: 11:46 25 Jun 04 #2
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I'm not 100% sure, let me speak with my Repairs Manager and get back to you.

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Posted: 12:30 25 Jun 04 #3
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Thank you.
Posted: 15:10 28 Jun 04 #4
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Any news on this?

Thanks.
Posted: 15:16 28 Jun 04 #5
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Email from Mark, our Repairs Manager.

Mahesh

I will email leonard to see if he will sell just the RAM.I think that there is more to it than just putting the RAM in?

The main difference between the Native and the Stacked RAM Upgrade is if the original manufacturer were to release a BIOS that supported the full capacity of RAM, the stacked version would still require our driver. The memory would be partitioned into a 64MB conventional RAM segment and the remainder as a storage disk called T2T DISK. The Native RAM upgrade would not require our driver.

One major benefit of our Stacked RAM / T2T DISK is significantly faster access. Unlike conventional RAM, the T2T DISK space has no compression overhead. Video and audio files which do not benefit from further compression are much better suited to the T2T DISK space as well as high speed games


To make it work you need a T2T disk if he does it him self he will not get this each unit gets
it own disk from PPc Techs.


Mark


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Posted: 16:08 28 Jun 04 #6
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OK, thanks Mahesh, I may have to send it in then, however this leaves me without the use of my ipaq for 3-6 weeks? Is this really how long it takes?

Thanks again for the help.
Posted: 16:09 28 Jun 04 #7
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No really, but we mention it just in case. I'll double check with Mark.

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Posted: 16:23 28 Jun 04 #8
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Ok, thanks again.
Posted: 19:42 27 Jul 04 #9
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where can i order this upgrade?.. to my ipaq 3630?

im from sweden are there any companys that make it here or i can order it from you... pleas tell me.

/daniel DOK kristiansson
Posted: 19:38 27 Aug 04 #10
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Hi,

I am alos contemplating this type of upgadre (65 or 128), any idea how much its costs ??
Posted: 10:42 29 Aug 04 #11
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I note from your web page that the upgrades start for 64mb users upwards.Is ther anything that is suitable for baseline 32mb users

Thanks

Iain
Posted: 12:37 11 Sep 04 #12
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Hello all, I purchased the 128mb stacked upgrade. I posted my IPAQ out on Monday and I had it back on Saturday. Great turnaround. Question.

When I open the T2T DISK file on my IPAQ it says software not present a soft re-set may be required. This does not fix the status.Is this a problem

Thanks

Iain
Posted: 12:01 19 Sep 04 #13
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Iain How did this cost? and where did you send it to?
Posted: 01:58 25 Oct 05 #14
Just a quick post asking if this operation (upgrading the H3630 from 32M to 128M) was a worthwhile exercise or a pipe dream? I'm currently using my iPaq H3630 with Pocket PC 2002 and a Navman GPS add on and experiencing sluggish performance with the GPS software compared to when I was simply using Pocket PC 2000 which is an almost caveman like OS.
Posted: 01:58 25 Oct 05 #15
Just a quick post asking if this operation (upgrading the H3630 from 32M to 128M) was a worthwhile exercise or a pipe dream? I'm currently using my iPaq H3630 with Pocket PC 2002 and a Navman GPS add on and experiencing sluggish performance with the GPS software compared to when I was simply using Pocket PC 2000 which is an almost caveman like OS.
Posted: 17:17 25 Oct 05 #16
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Well, the upgrade is a couple of years old atleast! Though, I've noticed that the performance of the machine *does* increase, however, if I were you, I'd invest in a new PDA than patch the old one.

'course this is my very personal opinion, nothing to do with eXpansys!

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Posted: 18:09 25 Oct 05 #17
Yes I realise it's a few years old now but I just bought it as it came bundled with a Navman GPS unit (GPS 3450) which I have fell in love with. But with a few more Megs under it's belt I just know it'll run alot smoother. At the moment I can only get the GPS to run after commencing a "soft" reset as it accumalates a loss of memory if you don't start the GPS function right away. This is even after I took the trouble to install the Navman software on the Compact Flash card.

Maybe buying a later (and compatible with the GPS) iPaq might be the shot?
Posted: 09:38 26 Oct 05 #18
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It’s not just the iPaq that is dated, the software will be too.
If you like the Navman software, This would be my suggestion for you.
It will do everything as with your current kit, but faster and it’s smaller so easier to carry
Posted: 18:11 26 Oct 05 #19
For AU$500 I will put up with the h3630's shortcomings. For the time being it gets me from A to B and also tells me when I need to be there so it's a step up for me coming from owning a Palm Tungsten E. I must say that the new iPaq I saw in a magazine today with GPS inbuilt looks tasty. Must cost a packet though.
Posted: 21:58 26 Oct 05 #20
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Are you thinking of the HW6515?
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