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Old 12-23-2010, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I brought a Dell Inspiron Mini,its a X-Mas present for my 11 yr old. She is into the basic online games, minor videos editing (for U-tube) and her school projects, web surfing and simple word processing.
My question is will that netbook have enough memory to support that? I have been reading that you can upgrade the RAM for faster processing? Is that correct and if so how is that accomplished?
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Well you will have to read the manual on how to do it exactly. As each laptop/netbook is different. Some require you to remove the keyboard in order to get to the RAM area, while others have a panel that is removed from the bottom that can give you quick access to the RAM for replacing.

But yes having a bit more than the 1GB of RAM that netbooks come with will help.
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That does not help us much, what is your model? 1018 or 1012? Each take different speeds of RAM.

You can bump it up to 2GB. I believe you have to do that with a single stick. That compartment should be on the bottom of the case.

Sadly, that is about all you can do. Will give her a little headroom, but don't expect to play graphic intensive games.
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Sorry about that, I meant go back and put in the model, it is the 1012. Thanks for the input. One last thing, is there a certain stick that I should use?
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You'll need this one: Newegg.com - A-DATA 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model AD2S800B2G5-R
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That's what I am looking for. Thanks for the quick reply. One last thing, Can I upgrade to the full version of windows 7 w/ this memory upgrade or is that asking too much?
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You're running Home Premium? Yeah, you can use Professional.
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If your running Starter upgrade to Home Premium. If your have Home Premium, it makes no sense to upgrade. As Professional only has upgraded Networking. Not needed for home use.
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