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Post Dell Duo Advice - 11-05-2013, 07:35 AM

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Just acquired a gently used Duo *squee* and was wondering what upgrades are possible with it.

Haven't cracked the case yet so not sure how many mini card slots are installed, currently 2GB Ram (I understand that this is the maximum supported), and the combo BT/WiFi card. Interested in all the options available, not just the obvious 2 1/2" SSD.

So, no memory upgrades possible or am I wrong? What about the possible mini card options? A GPS unit? I've also heard the WiFi card is a good part to upgrade. I'm certainly not using the Bluetooth. Any other odd options? What about using one of the minicard slots for an SSD? Possible?

Also interested in a list of drivers I'd want to have if I were going to do a fresh install of 8. Any issues with that? 64 bit?

Also, there is a scratch in the digitizer...anything work for that?

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Default 11-05-2013, 11:33 AM

You can get information about your specific computer by using the Dell service tag number on the Dell web site. You can also download the drivers the drivers while you are there.

I hope you enjoy your new Dell toy

By the way, there is a Duo sub-forum here that you might look through & get some good ideas.

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Cool 11-06-2013, 04:59 AM

64bit is out all these Minis all run just 32bit...sorry

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Default 11-06-2013, 10:52 AM

I see a lot of posts in the Duo specific forums about sure about that? I know it might be of questionable utility, considering the chipset's RAM limitation.
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Default 11-06-2013, 09:32 PM

Rich is mistaken - some of the newer Dell netbooks are 64-bit capable, including the Duo. The older models (Mini 9, Mini 10v, original Mini 10) are 32-bit only. But they're still all limited to 2GB RAM.

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