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Default 06-16-2010, 11:47 AM

Originally Posted by yossisiegel View Post
Do you notice a significant increase in performance/speed when upgrading to 2gb on the 1012? is it worth the $50?
only if u use it as a ramdisk, i've never actually use more than 700MB of ram
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Default upgrade Ram - 07-03-2010, 09:38 PM

There is definitely improvement noticed when you upgrade to 2gb of ram. You will find video plays better! I found my webpages changed faster, less caching. If you can grab a good stick of ram, it is a 5 minute procedure to install! Go to youtube for plenty of videos with step by step instructions. I watched a video uploaded by Crucial Memory. I figured since they sell the ram, I would watch their video on installation. It went smooth!

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Default 09-17-2010, 04:07 PM

Have you upgraded the memory on your "Walmart special"? I have one and wanted to see if you have any tips. Thanks.
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Default 09-27-2010, 11:08 AM

I just upgraded mine to 2 GB per the specs and have Bios A07, which by the way is not even listed in my Dell as an available upgrade. Anyway I bought this from Newegg and is works fine. "Rendition by Crucial 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model RM25664AC800 Item #: N82E16820148233.

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Default 09-28-2010, 10:50 PM

After my 2mb upgrade, I mainly notice that Netflix runs much better. Before it was unusable for that purpose. It buffered very slowly and had stops and starts.

Now it takes a couple dozen seconds to buffer and after that, it plays back quite nicely. Great for sitting in airports, etc.

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