amilo-forum.com

Everything you need to know about Amilo and Lifebook laptops by Fujitsu

[Xi 2428] RAM and all

Where to get a good deal on notebooks with specific components.

[Xi 2428] RAM and all

Postby jayharu » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:45 pm

hiya soon to be fellow amilo friends! i hail from saudi arabia though im filipino.

ive been deciding to buy a fujitsu siemens amilo xi 2428 in our local distributor.

before i buy i do need to ask a few q on this matter.

1.) can i upgrade my ram from 2gig to 3-4 gig?

2.)can linux support ALL hardware component of the 2428?

3.) can windows XP support ALL hardware in terms of driver availability?

4.) how about the stability and durability of the unit itself?
Last edited by aspettl on Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: aspettl (Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:51 pm): Moved thread and inserted model in topic title.
jayharu
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Postby hikaru » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:06 am

1) The chipset supports 4GB of RAM. But if the Bios is really able to use it is not for sure.
2) Im not sure about the Webcam, but the rest should be supported (may vary between distributions).
3) Yes, but with a question mark on the Webcam too.
4) No idea, I have never seen it.

I think some guys in the german forum already tried what you have listed. If I have time, I will have a look at it.

Edit:
1) Seems to work.
2) No infos found.
3) Everything works, including Webcam
User avatar
hikaru
Moderator
 
Posts: 1153
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:23 am
Notebook:
  • Amilo Si 1520
  • Desktop
  • Asus EEE 901

Postby jayharu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:04 am

whaaaa really? yay!!!! now all i need is to find win xp sp 2 and throw vista in the potty!!!

errrr.....

can i ask the link on where i can get some driver paches ill be needing for the amilo to work in xp?
jayharu
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Postby hikaru » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:41 am

Unfortunately there were few links mentioned.
You will need to integrate SATA-support to your XP-CD (see the stickies).
The chipset driver can be found at the FSC-site (yes there is one for XP).
Graphics can be found at the nvidia-site
LAN can be found at the realtek-site.
For sound you can use the Pa 1538-driver.

This Webcam-driver should work (starts download directly):
http://download1.msi.com.tw/files/downloads/dvr_exe/Bison_Camera_XP_Vista_NB.zip

For the rest: Google
Watch out for Xi 2528-drivers too. Someone mentioned, that the only difference is the display.

Remote control and turbo memory may not work.
User avatar
hikaru
Moderator
 
Posts: 1153
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:23 am
Notebook:
  • Amilo Si 1520
  • Desktop
  • Asus EEE 901

Postby jayharu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:33 pm

awwww. and i thought those will also work.... well, meybe ill just upgrade my memory and use vista and hope that fsc will be kind enough to provide xp drivers for the 2428 in the future....

last q before i go....

i have some hardware (i.e. a genius g-pen tablet/digitizer) with a certified for xp. i was wondering if the driver can work on the vista since both are in 32 bit...

if not, mebby theres an altersoution...
jayharu
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Postby hikaru » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:49 pm

Maybe the RC works, because a user in the german forum said that he made it work. But he didn't say how.

Turbo Memory is not supported by XP. And no, FSC will not provide further XP-drivers in the future.

I don't know if your digitizer will work with vista. The XP-driver may work or may not. You should ask genius for Vista-drivers.
User avatar
hikaru
Moderator
 
Posts: 1153
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:23 am
Notebook:
  • Amilo Si 1520
  • Desktop
  • Asus EEE 901


Return to Purchasing notebooks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron