Does any G505s owner ever tried to put more than 16Go ram in it?
The limit is meant to be 16Go but some laptops can use more than officially 
supported, wondering if the G505s is one of these.

Would be nice to run 32Go ram on it for Qubes !

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Emil Novik

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On Dec 30, 2017, 10:16, Ivan Ivanov wrote:

> Thank you very much! Luckily, when the people search, your posts and
> posts like this are among the top results:
> https://libreboot.org/faq.html#will-the-purism-laptops-be-supported
> "There are severe privacy, security and freedom issues with these
> laptops, due to the Intel chipsets that they use"
> Hopefully the majority of their buyers realize that they are getting a
> typical Intel laptop with coreboot preinstalled,
> which is not the "Ultimate Freedom Machine" and actually not much
> better than Sandy/Ivy Bridge thinkpads...
>
> Meanwhile, let me to spam this again ;)
> " Great idea is to stockpile the G505S and its spare replacement parts
> / IC components , so that - if your current one breaks - you had a
> more than one replacement.
> Lenovo tells that the average lifespan of G505S laptop is 4 years -
> and, while it could survive longer in the caring hands - it would
> really help if you have the replacement G505S / G505S motherboards /
> major components of G505S motherboard like the spare KB9012QF A3
> controllers and southbridge.
> Especially the KB9012's - they are very cheap, and at the same time -
> vulnerable to voltage spikes, so if you have unstable electricity at
> house and your power adapter wouldn't block a spike - KB9012 could
> easily die. AliExpress is your friend... :P "
>
> Mike is good at writing wiki pages like these:
> http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Flashing_a_BIOS_chip_with_Bus_Pirate
> http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Flashing_KB9012_with_Bus_Pirate
> http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Compal_POST_diagnostic_card
> http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Compal_POST_diagnostic_card_-_Additional
> Maybe together we could create a new page for us all, describing the
> G505S components and their part numbers.
> I will ask him about it soon
>
> Unlike the libreboot-supported laptops, which are good but have a slow
> hardware ( Core 2 Duo / 4 GB RAM ),
> G505S ia a quad core beast with 16 GB RAM possible -----> and at the
> same time not Intel ME / PSP !
> Could take many years before we see another laptop with such a great
> performance / freedom ratio,
> so it makes a total sense to turn it into Long Term Support laptop for
> you and your freedom caring friends.
>
> And, if you accidentally get too many G505S - their value should only
> rise in the future, could re-sell.
> Just hope we wouldn't inflate the prices for each other at those auctions ;-)
>
> Happy coming New Year :)
> Ivan
>
> 2017-12-30 3:20 GMT+03:00 taii...@gmx.com :
>> On 12/29/2017 06:39 PM, awokd wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, December 29, 2017 11:32 pm, Ivan Ivanov wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 2017-12-30 1:57 GMT+03:00 taii...@gmx.com :
>>>>
>>>> Yes, I am also very disappointed in purism, and its still unclear for
>>>> me why they went the Intel road, when - at 2013 - they could have created
>>>> a
>>>> more freedom-respecting equivalent of G505S, instead of
>>>
>>> This was hashed over in the Coreboot mailing list recently, see
>>> https://mail-archive.com/coreboot@coreboot.org/msg50746.html. To be
>>> honest, I'm kind of tired of hearing about Purism now. ;) I think people
>>> have made their positions clear.
>>
>> :<
>> I only make so much noise because no one else is doing so - they have
>> strangely universal positive coverage in the mainstream tech media and the
>> real facts and downsides are never mentioned or investigated - not to
>> mention that the real libre products like TALOS 2 and Novena get little to
>> no press for some reason.
>>
>> I respect your opinion, but there are still so many laymen who think that
>> "LibreM" means "Libre" (the purism goons say it doesn't and that its not
>> their fault people are confused) so I feel as though I must continue.
>
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