Can you upgrade a phones RAM?

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    johnnear
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    I have an Android device and it’s running 512MB of RAM or at least that’s what the manufacturer’s claim. The runs fine when you’re not clogging the phone with apps and other process but once I start to do some resource hogging tasks like gaming or running a pretty heavy app, it starts to bog down and sometimes freeze or crash the app. I thought of downgrading the OS but I can’t do you think phone RAM’s can be upgraded much like a PC?

    #17700

    deathbyprayer
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    As far as I know you can’t. I’m not really sure though, but most phones are built as is. Which means the parts are all stuck together permanently and the only way you can upgrade is to either purchase a new phone or tear the phone apart and hope for the best. And besides, phones are cheap now just spare a few hundred dollars.

    #17719

    Bazabaza
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    Most phones have one block of memory. Part of this is taken as system and the other as phone memory. Its one and the same. So if you have a phone that have 521MB and 4 Gig, the 512 is part of the total 4 Gig. You can in some circumstances reformat this so you have more working memory, but you end up with less storage. if you have an SD then this can be used as storage.

    #17725

    kaseyallan
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    If you’re well educated in the field of computer engineering then you can simply do anything.

    #17770

    licklozay
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    I have heard of a few people being able to do this but I’ve never personally been able to muster up the courage to try this. Opening up a phone for me personally is very challenging. I wouldn’t know where to start I wouldn’t know on how to put the entire phone back together. And even more challenging thing for me is I would not know where to find the RAM for my mobile device. If I had access to this information then outstanding that a chance on taking the risk of opening my phone and actually being able to change upgrade the RAM.

    #17811

    alash
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    Sad saying u cant upgrade ur ram… But if u want to upgrade ur external memory it is possible.. But internal memory cant also b upgraded

    #17818

    Rohan99
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    johnnear wrote:
    I have an Android device and it’s running 512MB of RAM or at least that’s what the manufacturer’s claim. The runs fine when you’re not clogging the phone with apps and other process but once I start to do some resource hogging tasks like gaming or running a pretty heavy app, it starts to bog down and sometimes freeze or crash the app. I thought of downgrading the OS but I can’t do you think phone RAM’s can be upgraded much like a PC?

    Sure you can. If you have access to the type of ram used by the phone as well as the knowledge of where and how to solder it on the circuit board. I suspect that you would also need to change a part of the OS code to enable the Ram to be used.

    #18128

    Crowny13
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    No, you can’t

    #18595

    fanbrits
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    So if you have a phone that have 521MB and 4 Gig, the 512 is part of the total 4 Gig

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