Im not to sure if this is vista or my system.
Anyway heres some specifics of my laptop
AMD sempron 1.8ghz
256mb video card
Vista Home Basic
As soon as i opened my long awaited dream of a Dell laptop! I have had problems with it. I first beleived that it was vista since it was new and all, but since sp1 came out it hasn't helped my problems abit.
*THESE WHERE ALL HAPPENING WHEN I GOT IT?
-Clicky noise in hard drive.
-Lag? When playing music!?!? atleast once a song it would skip in Windows Media Player
-freezing when using microsoft works word....?
-Laging in many other programs such as Flash 8 and games
-When i sign in to my computer. The screen blinks white black. Colorful lines and stuff.
-It freezes when i try to open dell support center...
-Screen randomly goes white at times.
-Screen savers lag
-SMALL games have strange colors and lines. Defective video card?
I DON'T HAVE MONEY FOR ANOTHER LAPTOP! Im 17 years old with ADHD. Impossible to read my writing thats why i "NEED" a laptop but since this laptop won't even do its job im so angry. My marks are dropping because when im in the middle of doing a note it freezes and doesn't save.*Before i had a Gateway which i sold to buy this crud* Im so angry because a NEW LAPTOP DELL couldn't do its job for more than 1 semester!
Theres my rant if someone could help me fixing these that would be great...
Upgrade it to 2 GB Ram and you should be happy. I have a 1501 and it runs fine with 2GB. You need to remember the 1501 shares memory with the video so you are actually only getting 1 GB minus the 128 MB for the video.
Also whats the maximum memory for Inspiron 1501. I seen that theres 2 gig sticks & the inspiron has 2 slots? So is it 4gigs?
I would imagine it would take 4gb of RAM. 2 gig is all you should need because having 4gb is pointless at the moment, a 32 bit operation system will not use it all (My desktop uses just over 3 of my 4gb).
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