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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 11-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolce
Re: videoconference recommendations

AIM version 6 will also work with iChat, but AOL IM has annoying ads.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By Dolce
Re: Battery Edict...?

Modern lithium batteries should be topped off as often as possible. So in other words, plug it in whenever you can and keep it fully charged. What kills battery is extreme temperature, both extreme...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dolce
Re: Sync Software??

This is probably not the simplest or the best, but it's free from Microsoft. SyncToy 2.0 for Windows. It works well if you have a Microsoft network in the office or home, as it syncs with your...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 10-18-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,035
Posted By Dolce
Re: SD Cards...

The class 6 rating is for the minimum transfer speed that the card will deliver. This usually means the WRITE speed of the SDHC cards, so a card that has a Class 6 rating means it should write at a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-18-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,353
Posted By Dolce
Re: Bloatware

I find it is easier to just wipe the drive clean and put back vanilla XP pro, and then load the latest hardware drivers from Dell's website. This of course requires you to have a USB optical or...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-18-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,989
Posted By Dolce
Re: Will a 4GB Ram chip work?

The 2GB is a published limit by Intel on their Atom chips. If Intel can make the chip address 4 GB, they would have bragged about it and use it as marketing attraction. This is probably just an...
Forum: News 10-17-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,629
Posted By Dolce
Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer

Don't they already have a Dell Mini 12 inch laptop? it's called the Dell 700M from 4 years ago.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-16-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 232,983
Posted By Dolce
Re: Integrated GPS on my Mini 9

This is a good hack for those that have the skills and the guts to open up their Mini and solder. For those that are not ready to void their warranty, you can get a keychain size bluetooth GPS. The...
Forum: Windows XP 10-16-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,451
Posted By Dolce
Re: Install XP Home OEM with Dell Serial from Mini9?

Yes, if you use the XP Home CD that comes with your Dell Mini, you can reinstall it if you supply your own external USB CD/DVD ROM drive. You can then use the key from the COA sticker on the bottom...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 10-16-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By Dolce
Re: External USB Modem

Also, depending on where you live and what your cellular coverage is in your area, you may be able to use a GSM or CDMA cellular modem (connects to USB port as well) to get much faster speed than a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-16-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dolce
Re: Large SSD vs External HDD

I rip my movies to a 16 GB SD card, it can hold 22 full length movies. The 32 GB SDHC cards are slightly cheaper than the SSD PCI-E cards, but with slower transfer speed. Using external hard drives...
Forum: Windows XP 10-06-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,263
Posted By Dolce
Re: Must Have Software

The other approach is to assume all files on the Mini's SD is expendible, since it is use mostly for web surfing and some light document editing, which I hope people backs up to their SD anyway. So I...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-06-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,209
Posted By Dolce
Re: Overclocking... Possible?

Also, the main bottleneck that is slowing down these Mini is the SSD card. If you want to make these netbooks go faster, focus on upgrading to a faster SSD with better read/write speed. I monitored...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 10-06-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dolce
Exclamation Win a Mini from a $5 Raffle for a good cause

I apologize if this is the wrong section to post, but I noticed a lot of members are on Dell's long waiting list for the Mini shipment. I saw this blog from a fellow member of another forum who is...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 10-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,387
Posted By Dolce
Re: How do I speed up my computer

Get rid of McAfee and load a better and more efficient Antivirus program. Disable startup scan on Antivirus will speed things up faster during boot up. You are only at risk if you download porn and...
Forum: Windows XP 09-30-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 91,605
Posted By Dolce
Re: Installing XP Pro on the Mini9 / Driver Information

Thanks for the list of drivers for XP, I was missing the Wireless Switch driver. When I search for drivers on Dell's support page, they seem to have mixed the Battery meter with the Wireless Switch...
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