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Default dell mini 10.11 memorie upgrade?? - 09-15-2009, 07:26 PM

a few weeks ago i got my dell mini 1011 in the mail. it came with 1gb memorie (ddr2 533mhz) i think it was.
well I would like to upgrade it to as much memorie as i possible can, if i can. Im guessing it only has space for one mem chip, dose anyone know for sure? Also is it even possible to upgrade the memorie on this laptop?

Its running windows xp home so the max, if i remember correctly would be 3-4gig.

So basically, is it possible to upgrade the mem chip on this laptop?
if there is only one chip spot for ram, should i get a 2gig or will win xp reconize a 4 gig chip?
should I rip this thing apart on my own and do the upgrade? or is this somthing i should pay like, best buy to do?
* i build desktops, but never really messed with a lap top before.*
thanks for all who reply.
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Default 09-15-2009, 07:48 PM

Welcome to MyDellMini

1. Yes it is possible
2. Yes, Windows 32-bit is limited as far as RAM goes...
3. ... but the 10v itself can only support 2Gb of RAM
4. There is only 1 dimm
5. It will be limited to 533mhz (so don't blow money on 800mhz or something!)

There is a guide in the Mini 10 section by Anguish that shows video of how to upgrade!

This video is also good... and it shows some parts in a little more detail

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Default 09-15-2009, 07:48 PM

The 10v (1011) will take up to a 2GB module. 4GB will not be recognized by the chipset.

You will likely have to do it yourself. I doubt Best Buy would do it, since memory replacement requires taking the laptop apart rather than just a simple door.

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Default Big thanks! - 09-15-2009, 10:15 PM

Ok Great guys thx for the info.. So im looking for a 2gb chip 533mhz.. 2 gig should improve it enough for what i want to do with it

.. im sure i can do the upgrade.. just never ripped a laptop apart before.. but ripped apart my fare share of desktops so..

thx again
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Default 09-15-2009, 10:37 PM

533mhz ram will probably be hard to find or expensive, but you can use most faster ram. For me, branded 800mhz was the price sweet-spot.
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