The official fact for the old model is 256mb(built in or u can say soldered)+empty slot which can take another 256.I have read from different forums that one can actually put in 1gb and 1gb and it will work if somehow the soldered ram is removed.I would like to know how todo this bcoz my product is out of warranty and I need speed now but dont have dollars.
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Re: inspiron 1000 2gb upgrade
In order to do this you would have to take the keyboard off and start there if it is not under the keyboard than it is on one of the other layers of motherboard. In any case it is a job and a half. It is doable but if you take it apart and forget how to put it back together, not fun. I hope this helps. It is usually under the keyboard though. Any other questions please feel free to ask me. thank you and have a great day
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Yes you can upgrade 1 of the slots to 1GB, as long as 1GB stick of memory is the 256MB stick then you can have both, to check the memory you will have pull them out of the slots and have a look on a little sticker on one side of them. You are looking for i.e DDR400/333/266 if the 1GIG memory matches one of the values mentioned above, say it is a DDR400 and the 256 is a DDR400 then they are compatable if not you will have to just leave the 1GIG stick in by it self in DIMM socket 1.
The only thing you could do is put in a 256MB module in the slot that you have access to. Only one socket is user upgradable. The second socket is only upgradable by a Dell service center. They would have to install a second 256 module to get you to the 512MB max.
How much memory did it have before you removed the 256Mb RAM?
If it had 756Mb RAM then the memory in the laptop has 512 Mb plus 256 Mb RAM modules, the 256Mb in the slot you can see and possibly 512Mb in a slot under the keyboard or soldered on the motherboard.
Therefore by removing the 256Mb and replacing with 1Gb memory module will give you a total of 1.5Gb
Remove the original module, install just the new one and then start your computer. If it doesn't start, the memory you bought is bad. The system boards used in the Compaqs will auto-detect memory, and there are no jumpers or BIOS settings needed.
you need to make sure the ram is compatable, it looks like an old machine so chances are its using sdram pc100, check the ram your trying to make sure its not pc133. let me know what each piece of ram has on its sticker
Laptops use graphics chips that are soldered onto the motherboard.
Because of space constraints in portable computers, this is the only
practical design. Since the graphics chip is built in to the computer,
it cannot be upgraded. This is one advantage of desktop computers,
which typically use PCI or AGP slots that accept video card upgrades.
While graphics chips in laptops may not be quite as high-performance as
the video cards in desktop models, companies such as ATI and Nvidia
have developed portable graphics chips that deliver impressive 2D and