Has anyone successfully upgraded the memory on one of these?
I've been playing with it and I popped in a KByte 256MB PC133 SDRAM which is just BARELY too tall. I booted to the BIOS and using a Win98 install CD. The full 256MB seems to be recognized. When I tried both NIC OS 2.0.9 and NIC OS 3.0, it had problems when it entered the graphical portion of the boot cycle. When I tried 2.0, it came up with the blue screen with a red border that says NIC. The red border should go away and a progress bar should come up that shows it loading and the version number. Instead, the screen blanks and it stops loading. I tried NIC OS 3.0 and got a similar result. I get the same first screen which shows a NIC logo and the word "loading". After that it should add a status bar, but it blanks the screen. This time the drive keeps going and it's obviously still loading although I don't see anything. I also tried the same trick with DemoLinux 3.0 with similar results. With DemoLinux, I can get all the way to through the graphical boot process, but when it gets ready to bring up the graphical shell, it blanks the screen and continues loading.
I'm able to successfully boot all three with the 64M KingMax TinyBGA memory included. I recently bought a stick of Kingston ValueRAM 256MB PC133 SDRAM which I am going to have to carry back because I tried it on 3 different PC's and they all only see 128MB. This thing is almost taller than the ThinkNIC. :) I popped this in the ThinkNIC as a final test. Sure enough, the ThinkNIC also only saw 128MB, but I was able to get it to boot all three OS's with no problems.
I've got some 128MB TinyBGA memory on order and I'll see if it will work with it, but I wanted to see if anyone else has gone down this route before and what the results were. I'd also like to know if this will go to 512MB or not.