wswhite
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Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:38 pm

Can I tell if I have a 512mb Model B without booting the Raspberry PI.

Thanks in advance.

cnt
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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:54 pm

yes. the ram chip says (big square chip in the center)
k4p2g324ed = 256mb
k4p4g324eb = 512mb

note the emphasis on the 4g vs 2g which stands for 4gigabit and 2gigabit respectively.

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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:23 am

cnt,

Perfect thank you. I have a 256mb based on your info.

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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:18 pm

The model A only has 1 USB port and no Ethernet port, whereas the model B has 2 USB ports and has an Ethernet port.

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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:57 pm

mcompiler wrote:The model A only has 1 USB port and no Ethernet port, whereas the model B has 2 USB ports and has an Ethernet port.
Yes, correct, but what has this to do with the question? :roll:

Also, (on another but related matter), there are not just one, but two "model B revision 2's", (with the mounting holes) those with 256MB and those with 512MB!

In other words, that its a revision 2 board isn't a guarantee it has 512MB, as for a short while they were made with just 256MB.

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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:49 am

How does one tell if they have one of the beta boards without the samsung chips?

i.e. http://elinux.org/images/archive/9/96/2 ... iFront.jpg

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Re: Raspberry PI 256mb vs 512mb?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:00 am

All the beta boards were 256MB. They have the "2G" about in the middles of the part number.
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