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Default more preformance out of my 10v... - 02-03-2010, 03:41 AM

long story short...
  • I said I wanted $$ for a nice laptop for my b-day/xmas(planing on spending $600)
  • mom goes out and buys a the lowest 10v she can find(no bluetooth, small HD, etc)
  • I don't want to return it/sell it because she would be heartbroken/pissed
I want to play some "low end" games on it, stuff like KOTOR, CS:S, etc

batt life doesn't real matter that much because most of the time its pluged in.

2gb of ram is in the very near future, but ram prices are Fed up again also, I see everyone says 4gb won't work, but no one ever says why

any programs that should be unistalled from the get-go to free up a little ram?


can I add an aftermarket internal bluetooth card? what about a better wireless card?
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Default 02-03-2010, 04:15 AM

Welcome to forums.

About games, I don't know much about netbook gaming. I use my Mini 9 (very similar to the 10v) for other tasks, and I'm very happy with it.

The official max for the Intel chipset paired with N-series Atoms is 2GB. I think people have tried exceeding the official max using 4GB modules without success. And yeah, RAM prices are terrible lately.

As for removing programs, I usually go nuts. But I'm not afraid to break stuff

There is no internal, aftermarket BT card, but I think the official Dell one can be added at any time. Or you can use a USB receiver, or if you're ambitious, you can wire a USB receiver internally.

I don't think a better wireless card will help, unless you need alot of LAN speed (transferring large files), or if the 2.4GHz band is saturated where you live, and you want to upgrade to a 5GHz N card.

You may be better off abandoning hopes of playing games on it, though. A cheap desktop (like a refurb Dell from the Outlet), a cheap graphics card, and a small LCD may make more sense than spending big bucks on upgrading the 10v. But I hope the 10v works well for you.


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Default 02-03-2010, 04:19 AM

the wireless card upgrade would be to (hopefuly) get longer range...


how could I dump $$$$ into this??? NOTHING is upgradable, I wouldn't mind droping $150-$200 on this if I could get a faster proccesor/vid card
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Cool 02-03-2010, 06:01 AM

you might have been better off just calling Dell and ordering one spec'd out the way you wanted it...guess its too late for that now...thats too bad, but it sounds like you're kinda stuck with what you have....well Mom tried I guess..next time tell her you'll order it and just let her pay for it....dont know what she paid but I got mine spec'd to the max for $425 and dumped another $89 for 500gb now I am done.....Good Luck with your new Mini, they are a lot of fun, I do all kinds of crap with mine.....


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Default 02-03-2010, 10:03 AM

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR:
DELL J613H 2.1 Bluetooth module + cable for mini 10 10v - eBay (item 230382663157 end time Feb-25-10 22:20:49 PST) (have it myself)

Great a/b/g/n wifi, works with practically every OS you can imagine:
Atheros AR928x Half Mini PCI-e Wireless Card 802.11n BG - eBay (item 140380227427 end time Feb-05-10 16:14:08 PST)

To speed up HD video and hopefully Flash too in the future:
HP Mini 1000 110 BroadCom BCM70010 BCM70012 HD Decoder - eBay (item 230429332162 end time Feb-25-10 01:14:34 PST)
For this You probably need a 4mm PCIe slot too:
Mini PCI-e adapter for ASUS EEEPC 3G HSDPA WIFI DIY A3 - eBay (item 220487192856 end time Feb-25-10 11:02:44 PST) (though there are no confirmation it works on mini 10v yet)

Mini 10 palmrest to replace the touchpad:
New Dell Inspiron 1010 Mini Touchpad X604K - eBay (item 120509186584 end time Feb-19-10 14:22:58 PST) (you cannot change just the palmrest because the widths of 10 and 10v are differend, so are palmrests)
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Default 02-03-2010, 12:29 PM

Whatever you do to it it wont run CS:S, the graphics chipset is not up to the job. A gaming laptop would have been better for you but they cost 3 times more and upwards.

For bluetooth just get a dongle from the likes of dealextreme for a few dollars, the wifi i would leave unless you have a problem with signal where you are.

Save your money and get something better next xmas.
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Default 02-03-2010, 01:17 PM

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Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR:
DELL J613H 2.1 Bluetooth module + cable for mini 10 10v - eBay (item 230382663157 end time Feb-25-10 22:20:49 PST) (have it myself)

Great a/b/g/n wifi, works with practically every OS you can imagine:
Atheros AR928x Half Mini PCI-e Wireless Card 802.11n BG - eBay (item 140380227427 end time Feb-05-10 16:14:08 PST)

To speed up HD video and hopefully Flash too in the future:
HP Mini 1000 110 BroadCom BCM70010 BCM70012 HD Decoder - eBay (item 230429332162 end time Feb-25-10 01:14:34 PST)
For this You probably need a 4mm PCIe slot too:
Mini PCI-e adapter for ASUS EEEPC 3G HSDPA WIFI DIY A3 - eBay (item 220487192856 end time Feb-25-10 11:02:44 PST) (though there are no confirmation it works on mini 10v yet)

Mini 10 palmrest to replace the touchpad:
New Dell Inspiron 1010 Mini Touchpad X604K - eBay (item 120509186584 end time Feb-19-10 14:22:58 PST) (you cannot change just the palmrest because the widths of 10 and 10v are differend, so are palmrests)
why should I change the palmrest?

so from my understanding, the HD decoder takes the load of video/etc off of the CPU?



to everyone that says buy a diffrent one...
Yes I am buying a diffrent laptop, but I wan't to try to get this one to do what I wan't it too in the meantime.
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Default 02-03-2010, 02:08 PM

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the wireless card upgrade would be to (hopefuly) get longer range...


how could I dump $$$$ into this??? NOTHING is upgradable, I wouldn't mind droping $150-$200 on this if I could get a faster proccesor/vid card
If you want upgradeable get a PC. Laptops and their smaller cousins the netbook are notoriously barely upgradeable. It's the price you pay for portability. The most you can upgrade is generally the RAM and the storage. You're stuck with whatever processor and graphics chip it comes with. Beyond that most other upgrades require a bit more technical skill to accomplish.

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2gb of ram is in the very near future, but ram prices are Fed up again also, I see everyone says 4gb won't work, but no one ever says why
The motherboard won't support any more than 2GB. That's the cap and there's no way around it and very likely will remain that way.

Your best bet is the ram upgrade. That'll play a few games but it really sounds like you want a gaming laptop/desktop. Should have outlined the difference between laptops and netbooks to your mum.
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Default 02-03-2010, 02:37 PM

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If you want upgradeable get a PC. Laptops and their smaller cousins the netbook are notoriously barely upgradeable. It's the price you pay for portability. The most you can upgrade is generally the RAM and the storage. You're stuck with whatever processor and graphics chip it comes with. Beyond that most other upgrades require a bit more technical skill to accomplish.



The motherboard won't support any more than 2GB. That's the cap and there's no way around it and very likely will remain that way.

Your best bet is the ram upgrade. That'll play a few games but it really sounds like you want a gaming laptop/desktop. Should have outlined the difference between laptops and netbooks to your mum.
oh trust me, I'v tried...

I have no problem soldering on circuit boards and such. I used to stack FETs on xmods/mini-zs for some extra $$

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how overclocking works.
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Default 02-03-2010, 09:47 PM

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why should I change the palmrest?
You wouldn't want to change the palmrest but you might want to switch the touchpad to the one in the Mini 10 which is true multi-touch and much better (in my opinion). You cant buy the trackpad by itself so you have to buy the whole palmrest then switch out the trackpads (as the mini 10 palmrest wont fit directly in the 10v).


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