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Default 04-22-2010, 11:31 PM

I'd say no.


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Default 04-23-2010, 06:54 AM

I didn't notice any difference and I've done a ton of upgrades. What kicks out the heat is the HD 1012 with the Crystal accelerator card. That dude get's HOT.
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Default 04-23-2010, 07:31 AM

Thank you, that's good to hear

"What kicks out the heat is the HD 1012 with the Crystal accelerator card. That dude get's HOT."

That wouldn't make any kind of buzz when hot would it? Only I am trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious buzzing on mine when it gets warm/hot... I think it's hard drive, but I am investigating all avenues


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Default 04-23-2010, 01:37 PM

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Would adding 2GB RAM have much of an impact on battery life & heat?
It won't affect either.

2GB of RAM will simply allow you to multitask a lot better. It also gives you a bit more headroom if you decide to run Win 7 on it. (7 takes up 1GB just for the OS alone)


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Default 04-30-2010, 04:29 AM

I bought a 2 GB 667 MHz Memory Stick from eBay for $25.00 with free shipping and I've been very happy with it. It is the same maker as the one that was in the 1012 (1 GB). After I got the memory, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and everything runs like a charm. I love Windows Media Center on the 1012, even the standard channels like HD because of the small screen.


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Default 05-06-2010, 04:32 AM

I've tried a stick of 2gb pc4200 533 mhz kingston ram in my new 1012 & it didn't boot,
put the old 1gb stick back in & all's well, should I have bought a pc 5300 or 6400 stick or was my upgrade just DOA?
I'm new at this....
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Default 05-06-2010, 12:53 PM

You should have bought PC2-5300 or 6400 for the 1012.


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Default 05-06-2010, 08:31 PM

D'oh...I suspected as much, I'll pay closer attention from now on!
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Default 05-26-2010, 12:59 PM

Received a Dell Mini 1012 last week with Windows Starter. Don't plan on fancy use, just basic stuff. If I upgrade to 2gig of memory, what "normal" use improvement should I see? It's a nice little computer, but it sure seems to stumble if I have a browser open and try to do anything else (like run e-mail).
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Default 05-27-2010, 07:52 AM

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Received a Dell Mini 1012 last week with Windows Starter. Don't plan on fancy use, just basic stuff. If I upgrade to 2gig of memory, what "normal" use improvement should I see? It's a nice little computer, but it sure seems to stumble if I have a browser open and try to do anything else (like run e-mail).
Sounds like something's not right. I'd have email, IE, Xcell, Word and whatever else going without it slowing down much (with 2 gig of course.)

I have a bad habit of opening up several things, hibernating, then opening up more. Not much of an issue with the 1012 with 2gig though.

Don't know what could be the problem except you might want to open the power options in control pannel and make sure it's set to run full blast when the power is plugged in.
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