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Default Will replacing the hard drive or RAM void the warranty? - 02-23-2011, 02:49 AM

Just curious if replacing the hard drive and/or RAM will void the warranty? And if I needed to send it in for warranty, will I need to put the original hard drive / ram in? Thanks.


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Cool 02-23-2011, 03:47 AM

changing either the Hard Drive or RAM WILL NOT void the warranty, as a matter of fact when a buddy of mine ordered his 1012 he had to order the BT card and even opening it up to add that was ok, as it turned out the system came with the BT card in it so we sent the card back, but they said it wouldn't void the warranty to install it..so the Hard Drive and the Memory are definitely OK....


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Default 02-23-2011, 03:33 PM

Dell documents these parts as user-replaceable.


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Default 02-23-2011, 07:41 PM

Thank you.

So if I have to send my unit in for repair though, should I remove my SSD and RAM? I don't want them to take my machine and possibly just replace it with another refurb and keep my SSD and RAM. I ask because I want to sell my RAM and HDD since I don't need them, actually have someone else that I may just give them to because they may be able to make use of them.


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Default 02-23-2011, 08:48 PM

If you have to send it in for repair, ask. You will probably be told to remove them.


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Default 02-24-2011, 02:46 PM

Ok, so they won't expect the original equipment back in the machine then? I'm assuming they have RAM and HDD they use to check equipment anyhow.


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Default 02-24-2011, 03:10 PM

It's normal for components to be replaced.


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Default 02-24-2011, 08:18 PM

Thanks. I like this site and this netbook so far. Perfect little machine. Only wishing I could get the PLL data sheet to see if it's possible to overclock this little guy. If you use ThrottleStop you can reduce the voltage of the CPU, makes it run cooler. And at minimum voltage I had it run Prime95 for hours and not break a sweat.


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Default 02-24-2011, 08:47 PM

People have looked at overclocking before - it doesn't work very well on the Minis as the passive thermal design is "just enough" at normal clock rates.


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Default 02-24-2011, 09:57 PM

But I haven't seen it possible to overclock yet because nobody has the proper data to upclock the chip. Don't even know if you need a hard mod or if it will work with a bump in FSB.

Running Prime95 for 20 minutes my temps max out at 65C, plenty of room for temperature increase, even 20C. With ThrottleStop I can drop my temps a good 4-5C by reducing the voltage.

Granted, not sure how tolerant the rest of the components are to a faster FSB, but it couldn't hurt to find out. I wouldn't doubt if you can reach 2GHz with this chip no issue.


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