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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Guides 07-02-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 18,844
Posted By bjd223
I would recommend Arcsoft Media Player designed...

I would recommend Arcsoft Media Player designed for the HP Mini 110. It has Broadcom playback built in and works very well. It can be downloaded on HPs driver site under the Mini 110. It requires no...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-20-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,386
Posted By bjd223
Wifi works best with specific antenna lengths. So...

Wifi works best with specific antenna lengths. So making the leads longer might impact reception idk.

It will probably be fine making them longer.
Forum: Windows XP 03-10-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,315
Posted By bjd223
Sorry for the long away time I was very busy at...

Sorry for the long away time I was very busy at work.

I have found out a few things. One when building my XPe image I forgot to enable hyperthreading, so I imagine this will help boot times even...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-07-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,386
Posted By bjd223
Im pretty sure thats the CMOS battery. It holds...

Im pretty sure thats the CMOS battery. It holds your system time and BIOS settings. That WIFI adapter looks decent, hopefully it will fit in there.

The Buffalo is giving me lack luster results...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 02-25-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,386
Posted By bjd223
If you look at my website I wrote down the...

If you look at my website I wrote down the versions of software you want for h.264 flash acceleration

thevod(dot)org > Homepage (http://www.thevod.org/#art201)
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 02-25-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,386
Posted By bjd223
Taking the metal foil off the inside of the...

Taking the metal foil off the inside of the bottom access panel helps with the WIFI signal when using an internal USB adapter. I also removed the EETI controller and placed it under the plastic on...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-24-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,367
Posted By bjd223
I used to work in customer support at a pretty...

I used to work in customer support at a pretty large company (we did International Support). And it just seemed to me that most people I spoke to in the USA seemed like they felt entitled. This is...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-22-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,367
Posted By bjd223
The only thing that is weird is the cost of the...

The only thing that is weird is the cost of the warranty extension. Maybe it is so high because they can not source parts easily.

Or maybe the operator just didn't want you to buy it so he added...
Forum: News 01-26-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,344
Posted By bjd223
It is also called the Broadcom BCM70012 decoder...

It is also called the Broadcom BCM70012 decoder card.

bcm70012, Computers Networking, bcm970012. Great deals on eBay!...
Forum: News 01-25-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,344
Posted By bjd223
If this is the same Crystal HD Decoder I have in...

If this is the same Crystal HD Decoder I have in my Mini 9 they they missed some points.

They said they are running 10.1, and that flash support will come in beta 3. I however got it to work in...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-12-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,375
Posted By bjd223
What resolution did you want to run? I will...

What resolution did you want to run?

I will try to write a C# application that forces it for you. Give me a couple of days to mess with it and I will let you know if I can do it.

Thanks,
Brian
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By bjd223
It is also important to make sure the polarity on...

It is also important to make sure the polarity on the plug end is the same. You can do this by checking the polarity diagram.
The diagram has a - sign, an open circle, then a + sign. The open circle...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By bjd223
You have to take the Hitachi Fixed Disk Driver...

You have to take the Hitachi Fixed Disk Driver (attached to this post) and use it on your removable device.

To do this on Windows 7:

1. Download and uncompress the zip file attached to this...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By bjd223
Windows does not support multiple partitions on...

Windows does not support multiple partitions on some removable storage devices. You can overcome this by using a modified 'Hitachi fixed disk driver'. This will make the card show up in windows as a...
Forum: Windows XP 12-19-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,759
Posted By bjd223
I use a version of Office XP w/ the 2007 file...

I use a version of Office XP w/ the 2007 file compatabilty add-on and it works perfectly. Not only does Office on take up a few hundred MB but it launches super fast.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-10-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,402
Posted By bjd223
The Dell Diagnostic disc that comes with Dell...

The Dell Diagnostic disc that comes with Dell computers is bootable, and allows the diagnostics partition to be updated if the version on your PC is older than the disc. It also allows you to run the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-08-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By bjd223
I have not tried it but you might be able to boot...

I have not tried it but you might be able to boot from the SD card with a multi stage boot loader like GRUB.
Forum: Windows 7 12-05-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,349
Posted By bjd223
I get Processor - 2.2 Memory - 4.4 ...

I get

Processor - 2.2
Memory - 4.4
Graphics - 2.0
Gaming Graphics - 3.0
Primary Hard Disk - 6.2

I have the Runcore IV series SSD.
Forum: Windows XP 12-03-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,315
Posted By bjd223
Windows XP Embedded

I have created a custom Windows XP Embedded image for the Dell Mini 9. It is not perfect but it works. I am trying to make an Internet only OS, and make the Mini boot as quick as possible.

I timed...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-03-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By bjd223
From some of the pics I have seen, they might be...

From some of the pics I have seen, they might be out of place even if you didn't take the mini apart. They seem to do a halfass job of placing them. Some people even got thermal pads with plastic...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-03-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,354
Posted By bjd223
Ohh I don't know exactly what is offloaded to the...

Ohh I don't know exactly what is offloaded to the GPU in the new version of Flash. It might be only video.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-03-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,244
Posted By bjd223
[/QUOTE] The update will only help you a...

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The update will only help you a little, maybe if at all. This is because the Dell Mini GPU doesn't have the hardware decoder (h.264) that flash video needs.
Netbooks with the Crystal HD...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 12-01-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By bjd223
If you are running Windows XP, you can uncheck...

If you are running Windows XP, you can uncheck the box for 'hide modes that this monitor can not support' and force it to a higher resolution. When I did this it scrolled the desktop.

I am unable...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By bjd223
I use 2 x OCZ Vertexes in RAID-0 in my desktop. I...

I use 2 x OCZ Vertexes in RAID-0 in my desktop. I get some very good sequential reads and writes (over 400+ MB/S read, 350+ MB/S Write).

Before this I had 2 x WD Raptors in RAID-0, and the SSDs...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-01-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By bjd223
Yeah it does suck. I personally got the Crystal...

Yeah it does suck. I personally got the Crystal HD Decoder, and then a WIFI dongle.

The larger feet might help a little, but the chill pad is probably the best thing for cooling, but also some can...
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