Dell Mini 1012 Discussion forum on the new 2010 Dell Mini 1012, featuring an Intel Atom N450 CPU.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
dell 1012 dell 1012 is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Default 1012 2gb upgrade multi color screen - 11-12-2012, 01:25 AM

I've upgraded my 1012 to 2gb, but I'm getting vertical lines that are multi colored and snowy.The original ram works fine. I've double checked the parts numbers from Dell and all is correct.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
Anamandy Anamandy is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 13
Join Date: Apr 2011
Default 11-12-2012, 06:27 AM

What version of Win are you using? The reason I ask is because I'm running XP and I upgraded to 2 GB and now my 1012 is slower than slow. I did a search and found that XP on a mini can't handle more than 1.5GB and that it will cause a slowdown and other crazy things to occur. It has something to do with the atom processor. Sounds like that is what is happening to you or it could be that you have defective or wrong memory. Did you get the memory from Dell or an outside source? If it were me I'd remove the memory and return it where I bought it.
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Steveocee Steveocee is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 19
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Derby, UK
Default 11-15-2012, 02:14 PM

I would say it sounds like a bad memory issue to be honest. My 1012 happily handles a 2gb stick addressing all of it on win7 32&64 bit and ubuntu 32&64 bit.

Mini 1012 - Intel Atom N450 - OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD - 2GB Crucial DDR2 667 RAM - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Reply With Quote

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2008-2016