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Default Re: 2 GB upgrade - 02-16-2009, 03:07 PM

I'm sure this was covered elsewhere in the forum BUT .... Why didnt Dell have the mini-9 built to use 2 so-dimm's instead of just the one. Makes sense to me since the dual cards would offer dual data rates and speed things up a bunch.

Is there a way to make this possible? I havent done much checking but it seems alot of companies only have the one stick allowance on their boards when its a space saving/mobile computer. I was looking at a copy of CPU last night and they have triple data rate available now for desktop motherboards using DDR3 and the new Intel i7 CPU. :shock: The performance must be mind blowing.

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Default Re: 2 GB upgrade - 02-16-2009, 03:52 PM

It's a limitation of the motherboard, and maybe the chipset. So by "Is there a way to make this possible?" if you mean, for us to do on our existing Dell Minis, then no, there's nothing we can do. It's definitely possible to design a netbook with the ability to address 2 RAM SODIMMs simultaneously (dual-channel), but I don't think any of the computer manufacturers see a market for it.
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Default Re: 2 GB upgrade - 02-18-2009, 02:57 AM

Our chipset is not dual channel capable.

Corsair makes what I consider to be the best RAM. However my Gskill in my mini has been treating me just fine.

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