System Board specifications (Details)

November 26, 2011 at 22:14:53
Specs: Windows XP -7, 2 gb
Not all computer OEM's provide, or otherwise, publicly maintain a complete list of their motherboard specifications; with focus on min/max storage and ram that a particular product is able to handle. Currently I have a Dell Mini 910, with absolutely no clue as to how much ram is the max the system board can handle; ended up finding out from *Crucial*. However, is there a searchable database for items such as this? I am currently still looking the min/max size (micro-SSD) this systems' board will handle.

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#1
November 26, 2011 at 23:02:49
The best place u can obtain information about your system is thru manufacture website. I manage to find documentation and service manual for dell inspiron 910 in less than 10 seconds.
U are not going to take advantage of SSD unit and 4gb of ram, netbook are designed to run very light apps.

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#2
November 26, 2011 at 23:31:33
I have the documents you speak of. Nothing within those documents provide insight about what is the max size micro-SSD that the Dell Mini 910 system board supports.

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#3
November 27, 2011 at 00:03:34
Did u try service manual?
U have 2gb and a SSD unit i don't see a reason to upgrade the netbook, if u want more space switch to hdd.

Sometimes it's hard to find info in some few models, but manufactures sites provides info in most of their products.

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#4
November 27, 2011 at 05:43:36
A netbook will never be able to do the work of a large laptop or a reasonably modern desktop, trying to make it into what it is not is like trying to knock down a wall by banging your head into it. You will be able to do just a little bit of it but at great pain.
Keep the machine for what it is best for (portability) and get a machine that can handle the bigger tasks if you need them.

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#5
November 27, 2011 at 21:08:04
Our question is a simple one, how can we find out the systems board and/or BIOS limitations with regard to how large of an SSD is recognized or otherwise currently supported. While we welcome all input, our specific question has not been addressed.

Dell is not providing the above requested information. This is not the first time we have experienced this type of concern. Does anyone have a method for finding out the needed information?


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#6
November 28, 2011 at 04:35:48
http://www.notebookckeck.net/review...

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#7
November 28, 2011 at 05:17:27
That info would have to come from Dell.
Chances are the motherboard and BIOS can handle more but the higher capacity drives probably generate more heat and the Mini does not use a cooling fan and heat build up may become an issue.
Since any problems you have after you change the drive would be Dell's responsibility if they give you the OK to do it, they will probably not do this. Therefore you are on your own, sort of blazing a new trail, and accepting the responsibility that if it causes damage, it is your fault. You could try Googling a few key words like "Dell Mini larger SSD" and see what you get... but the choice would be yours as well as the risk and the expense.

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#8
December 1, 2011 at 01:31:49
It would be nice to have a database of 'all' motherboards which would provide 'all' pertinent information e.g. min and max for ram, storage and 'all' other upgradable items similar to what we have discussed here.

How hard could that be? Any who, thank you all for your input.


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