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Default Dell Mini 10v FAQ, Best Practices/Guides/Mods/OSX/Etc... [UPDATED 03/16/10] - 11-19-2009, 07:16 PM

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What is the maximum amount of RAM I can upgrade to?
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Do I need to upgrade the RAM?
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My Dell Mini 10v feels hot, is this normal? Well on average I think it runs idle at 25C and in use at 40C
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Default 11-19-2009, 11:25 PM

Yes.

Because then I would not make millions of threads about

Intel® Atom Processor® N280 (1.66GHz/667MHz FSB/512K cache) for 25$ or the processer N270 (already answered)

or

What is hackintosh?

Make a faq section!!!!!!!!!
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Default 11-20-2009, 03:21 AM

It would be good to have one thread that answers nearly all the questions that keep popping up. These must be happening because it's not obvious where the answers to these questions are.
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Default 11-20-2009, 05:55 PM

I would actually make it similar to how the guide section looks. This way you can link a specific section. For example, I am searching how to update from 10.6 to 10.6.1 today. If there were a guide for that I'd be here. If there were an FAQ that said "running software update is ok so long as you do ..."

Anyway, this is a forum. People are going to ask regardless of an FAQ/Guide/Sticky. It's the nature of the internet and lazy people. I for one would like it to either reference or link to.
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Default 11-20-2009, 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Nikiaf View Post
It would be good to have one thread that answers nearly all the questions that keep popping up. These must be happening because it's not obvious where the answers to these questions are.
If you frequent any other forums, you will know this isn't necessarily the case. Too often people just ask the question without doing any kind of search or research of their own.


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Default 11-24-2009, 03:35 PM

yes, it's needed. so many answers get lost in the rivers of threads and responses that it's hard to go back and find what you want. going to the guides for the "lastest greatest procedure for no problem installs" nets you an out of date procedure.

it would be very helpful to have "best practices" distilled and revised with each new install fix or version. so many threads ask the same question over and over again because it's difficult for a newbie to know how to ask the right question and spend days searching the threads -- and THEN figure out what the best answer is!


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Default 11-30-2009, 09:11 PM

anyone care to add something?


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Default Dell Wirelss 1397 vs. 1510? - 12-01-2009, 06:40 PM

I'm trying to buy a 10v to hackint0sh, and my options for wireless are the 1397 or 1510, anyone have any ideas on which one works better with Snow Leopard? I've searched around but everytime someone says "I've got SL 10.6 working with my Mini 10v perfectly!" they always neglect to mention which wifi card they are using. Other than that I've seen one post where someone mentions the performance with 1510 is spotty. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can point me to the better card to get given these 2 choices, and this might be a good item to add to the FAQ! Thanks
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Default 12-01-2009, 07:24 PM

I believe both work with SNL so I think it just depends on want you want. The 1397 supports b/g and the 1510 supports a/g/n. Myself I have the 1397 w/ a usb wireless-n dongle (mini one) which works fine for me since I surf the wifi hot spots and a lot of them still use wireless-b networks.


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Default 12-02-2009, 09:17 PM

done some updating, if you have any good threads that one could benefit from (Hardware/Software) post them here so I can add them.

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