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Default Memory Upgrade Inspiron 1018 - 11-26-2010, 09:36 AM


I've just got an Inspiron 1018 with 1 GB Memory and want to upgrade Memory to 4GB with:

either :

Kingston Memory 4 GB SO-DIMM, KTA-MB1333/4G KTA-MB1333/4G


Corsair SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM 4GB PC3-1333 (CMSO4GX3M1A1333C9)

My Question: Is it possible?

Thanks & regards


Here is a specification of original DELL Memory:

Tech Specs
GeneralStorage Capacity
1 GB
Upgrade Type
System specific
Form Factor
SO DIMM 204-pin
Memory Speed
1300 MHz ( PC3-10600 )
Data Integrity Check
Expansion / ConnectivityCompatible Slots
1 x memory - SO DIMM 204-pin
Manufacturer WarrantyService & Support
Limited lifetime warranty


Features & Benefits
Speed : 1333 MHz
Data Integrity Check : Non-ECC
Technology : DDR3 SDRAM
Package Type : 204-pin
Compatibility : Dell Memory is tested by our Engineers to ensure reliability and compatibility
Quality : Dell Memory is built with only high quality parts
Warranty : Our Limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that if our Dell memory should ever fail, we will replace it
Technical Support : Our experienced technical support staff is available to answer any questions regarding your Dell Memory upgrade
Dell™ Branded memory offered in the Memory Selector is fully compatible and supported by Dell. Memory offered now may differ in speed from the original system memory but has been qualified to work in the system. When mixed, the memory will perform at the lowest speed populated or the highest speed allowed by the system.Make your Dell™ system a champion by upgrading with memory specifically engineered and tested for your system. At Dell we focus on quality parts and rigorous testing so that your system can tackle the challenges faced by high-end operating systems and multimedia applications. With Dell Memory we also offer a limited lifetime warranty and the benefits of Dell’s service and support. We know that you are focused on maximizing the total cost of your system, so we offer this enhanced performance at industry leading prices. Trust only Dell Memory for your next Dell system upgrade!On a system configured with 4 GB of memory (RAM), Microsoft® Windows® will report 3.0 GB to 3.8 GB of available memory. This is normal for 32-bit versions of Windows (the most common versions). A 64-bit operating system (Microsoft Windows 64-bit version) is required to utilize 4GB or more of memory.

Manufacturer Part : SNPW840DC/1G
Dell Part : A4193618
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Default 11-26-2010, 02:18 PM

I believe the 1018 will accept a single, standard laptop-size DDR3 RAM module. But the max capacity is 2GB, and the slot is difficult to access.

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Cool 11-26-2010, 03:58 PM

reflex is correct, the MAXIMUM you can use is 2gb.....sorry...also you can use any speed you want but it will default to the max which is in other words you may put in 800mhz but the system will kick it down to 667mhz.....keep in mind this is a Mini NOT a laptop....there are many restrictions to Minis...

Link to 1018 Service Manual

PS. Welcome to the forum....

NOTE: any other postings referencing the 1018 should be directed to the 1018 section on this forum.....thank you

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