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dssmaster dssmaster is offline
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Default 03-28-2012, 07:46 PM

I've been wanting to do this upgrade for a while, but Dell's price quote on this part is way too costly. I found someone locally who is selling them for $300 ea. I asked him if I could get a discount if I was to purchase at least 2 at a time, and was told that the price could be reduced to $275. I'm sure if I can get someone else to buy one with me I could have it reduced to $250 a piece. If anyone is interested, please let me know. I really like my Mini 1010, because it is easy to travel with, due to it's compact size, and was thinking of buying a newer model, but unfortunately Dell is no longer making them this small, and the other Mini models don't come with the HDMI port, which is what I like most about this particular model. I can connect it to either my plasma HDTV or my home theater receiver/projector setup via the HDMI port and watch movies on my 155" diagonal screen.

Mine came with the Intel Atom Z530 (1.60GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache) with 1 GB RAM, and by upgrading the daughterboard to model # R031P, I'll have the same processor, but with 2 GB's of DDR2 RAM, which I believe is sufficient to allow me to play videos/movies without any lag.

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Default 03-31-2012, 03:59 PM

Looks like there is a 2GB 1010 on ebay....check it out...item number 260992322834

might be good for a parts swap...
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Default 04-01-2012, 01:27 AM

Then again, maybe not....
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Default 05-06-2016, 05:19 PM

Pixar, thanks for the great write-up! I just did this mod verbatim to your instructions on my Mini 10, and it's working great! The daughterboard cost me $25 shipped. Now if I can just get the graphics to run a little smoother.....
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Default 05-06-2016, 06:00 PM

You are very welcome, wow this is a Very old thread, I had 2 of the mini 10's in the day, now I use the SURFACE, much faster :-) anyways ! enjoy and glad I could help !


(2) Dell Mini 10's, Alpine White,2GB RAM, Product Red, 1GB RAM, 500GB Drive (both), TV Tuner, Bluetooth, 1.3MP Camera, 1366x768 High Def Screen, 6 cell Battery, Windows 7 Pro.
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Default 05-07-2016, 03:42 AM

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now I use the SURFACE, much faster :-)
Of that I have NO doubt.
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Default 07-11-2016, 03:35 AM

hi, RR..listen..i REALLY need your help..i need to put AHCI in this PC..SSDs don't run well at all in IDE mode..i mean molasses..LOL..the 1012 have it..but they don't have the HDMI port..(i put Win10 in that one..& it's doing just fine)..anyhows..if you know anyone who has performed this miracle..please let me know..i copied my HDD to my SSD..& it is horribly slow..BTW: you will NEVER find a Z550 anywhere..Z540 is the limit..& i'm running it running it right now..(sighing)..either way..just hit me back..again..thank you..Peace..& God bless..

A-Weapons..South Bronx, NYC..
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