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Re: Installing Ram in a Dell Laptop
Yo u have 2 slots in u r machine I am sending u details information of updradation in ur machine :
frequency of ram should be
667 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SD RAM
option 1. A system ready for the next generation of applications and games 3 or 4GB1 Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
2. A system capable of handling Windows Vista® Aero as well as today’s latest games. 2GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM 3.
Basic performance for the Windows Vista® AeroTM interface (PCs purchased with Windows Vista Home Premium and less than 1GB of memory will NOT be capable of running Aero). 1GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM 4.
Basic performance, lowest initial cost (Windows Vista® Home Basic) 512MB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
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Click the link below to download the online service manual. The manual will provide information on how to add/remove parts within your computer.
Inspiron 1012 Online Manuals http://dell.to/1JCCann Below are the memory specs for this system.
512 MB /2 GB
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1024 is 1 gig of ram. Some older motherboards require you to put in ram in pairs but I don't think your system is one of those but if you have manual or can download manual you should check to be sure. If you don't need a pair then yes you can remove the 256 meg stick and add a 1 gig stick or you can put in 2 512 meg sticks. Should run a lot better as windows recommends at least 512 megs of ram.
This usually happens when the laptop is not able to take more then a certain amount of memory, as the system BIOS does not support higher. By saying ACPI as the blue screen, that tells me that the power subsystem does not 'like' having more then 512MB of RAM. I am 95% sure this is your BIOS because of that information. Check and see if you can find a BIOS upgrade for your computer model, and that might fix the issue, if an update is available.
There should be a reset button on bottom of laptop....if not...remove battery, power supply plug and remove the mbottom panels....under one of them is a battery the size of one of two....either 6mm in diametre or one of 22mm in diametre...remove it and leave laptop for about 5 min....remove memory,touch the memory's golden edges briefly with your fingers to discharge charge in memeory.put everything together...should solve your problem.