bhoffe
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Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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Hello Fellow Inspiron Mini 1012 Users:

I notice that my Dell Support Centre software reports that my 1012 can support 8 GB of memory. But when I contacted Dell Support via Live Chat, they tell me the max memory supported is 2 GB which is what I currently have.

Anybody out there using greater then 2 GB in their 1012? Would love to hear from you.

Cheers,

bhoffe

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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From the Comprehensive Specifications guide for the Mini 1012
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1012/en/cs/cs_en.pdf

Memory connector           one user accessible SODIMM connector
Memory capacities           1 GB and 2 GB
Memory type                    800 MHz DDR2  (operates at 667 MHz)
Memory configurations    1 GB and 2 GB

 

 

 

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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In the 1012, it's the Atom processor is what controls the maximum amount of memory, not the NM10 chipset.
The N450 (and 470), which is what the 1012 has, is limited to 2GB.

See www.intel.com/.../atom-n400-vol-1-datasheet-.pdf section 1.2.1.

 

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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From the Comprehensive Specifications guide for the Mini 1012
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1012/en/cs/cs_en.pdf

Memory connector           one user accessible SODIMM connector
Memory capacities           1 GB and 2 GB
Memory type                    800 MHz DDR2  (operates at 667 MHz)
Memory configurations    1 GB and 2 GB

 

 

 

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bhoffe
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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Thanx Bay Wolf. But just wondering why the Dell Support software reports the contrary?

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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In the 1012, it's the Atom processor is what controls the maximum amount of memory, not the NM10 chipset.
The N450 (and 470), which is what the 1012 has, is limited to 2GB.

See www.intel.com/.../atom-n400-vol-1-datasheet-.pdf section 1.2.1.

 

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bhoffe
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Re: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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Very thourough Bay Wolf. 2 GB it is then!

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VikingCore
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RE: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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I found this. It says it supports 4GB www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/quickreffam.htm

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mijcar
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RE: Inspiron Mini 1012 - Max Memory Supported?

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I have had the same experience with Inspiron 3000 series.  Supposedly, it only supports 4GB, but I upgraded successfully to 8GB.

If you try this with your Inspiron Mini, please post here, because I am looking to upgrade one to 4GB, if possible.

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