Inspiron Mini 10v RAM upgrade ?

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Inspiron Mini 10v RAM upgrade ?

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Thinking about getting one of these but have some questions...

All are supplied with 1 Gb of RAM (1024MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x1024]) is it possible to replace this with 2 or 4Gb RAM or is the memory module soldered to the motherboard ?

 

 

 

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  • I checked the product page for the Mini10v on the Dell website and it says that the 1gb is the maximum amount for the Mini10v.

  • The mini 10 V (aka Inspiron 1011) has socketed RAM, not soldered - it can be upgraded to 2G.  You CANNOT however use 4G - the Atom processor has the memory controller onboard the CPU, and supports a max of 2G.  It's soldered to the board, so the CPU cannot be upgraded.

    Getting to the memory is not trivial though - it requires removing the system board:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins10v/en/sm/memory.htm#wp1180987

     

  • ejn63

    The mini 10 V (aka Inspiron 1011) has socketed RAM, not soldered - it can be upgraded to 2G.  You CANNOT however use 4G - the Atom processor has the memory controller onboard the CPU, and supports a max of 2G.  It's soldered to the board, so the CPU cannot be upgraded.

    Getting to the memory is not trivial though - it requires removing the system board:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins10v/en/sm/memory.htm#wp1180987

     

     

    Where did you find that, I saw the page that said you could take it apart but when I went to the product page it says that the maximum supported is 1024.

  • Crucial guarantees (money-back) that 2G will work:

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Inspiron%20Mini%2010v%20%281011%29

    The 2G limit is inherent to the Atom CPU on this system - it is part of the Intel design spec for the processor.

     

  • Right, good find. Thanks for clarifying =)

  • Cheers for the replies

    would have though Atom manufacture would have produced the chip to support 4Gb, but being able to upgrade to 2 Gb is good