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Windows 7: How to speed up netbook?

25 Nov 2013   #21
iseeu1001

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Well that doubles the ram and that sounds like the limit. For me the SSD without opening heavy applications only cuts down on power, noise and heat once the net is open, up and running. Stick with the ram and then push for a upgrade later to a i5 ultrabook on sale.
Not double because the netbook only has 1 ram slot and if I remove that that makes 2GB not 4GB or 3GB.
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Respectfully I would do the larger and fastest supported ram the netbook will allow first. The SSD will boot. open programs and close faster but I would see if your sister notices enough speed improvement with just the ram. Use this ram/memory adviser to see what your sisters netbook will upgrade to:
DDR3, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
I think this is a good approach. RAM first and see what happens. 2GB should be plenty for Starter. The problem now is that you get too much paging. That really, really slows a system down.

Regarding the SSD - recently they had 60GB OCZ SSDs on sale (at Newegg) for $38. They were refurbished but OCZ is a serious company and they are probably better than new. You just have to shop around.

But if you think your sis can live with 32GB, that's OK too. My wife lives with little disk space too. But she has all her files on 32GB USB sticks.
The largest I can go up to is 2GB of ram that is why I am confused, ram or ssd? I mean I guess I could try to get her to get a 64GB ssd but I think she would most perfer the 32GB. Tell me a straight answer is the 32GB enough or not for mozilla firefox+windows 7+hulu+utube+netflix.


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25 Nov 2013   #22
whs
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As I said earlier, 2GB of RAM will make a BIG difference and is probably ample for Starter. Yes you can go with a 32GB SSD. You just don't have acres of space for user files. If push comes to shove, use a a stick or a large SD card in addition for the user data that does not fit on the SSD. But don't fill the SSD to the rim - leave at least 10% to 15% free space. It will have a negative performance impact for write operations if too full.
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25 Nov 2013   #23
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

So upgrading your sisters ram means tossing the 1gb stick for a 2gb stick no big deal.
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25 Nov 2013   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
So upgrading your sisters ram means tossing the 1gb stick for a 2gb stick no big deal.
Is there only 1 slot (channel) in this Netbook?
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25 Nov 2013   #25
iseeu1001

Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
So upgrading your sisters ram means tossing the 1gb stick for a 2gb stick no big deal.
Is there only 1 slot (channel) in this Netbook?
I am not sure what you mean but yes there is only 1 slot. I can't add another ram stick in because I have to replace the other one if I do get ram.
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25 Nov 2013   #26
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
So upgrading your sisters ram means tossing the 1gb stick for a 2gb stick no big deal.
Is there only 1 slot (channel) in this Netbook?
It sounds like the case, do we have a make and model number of this netbook? Would that not be helpful?
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25 Nov 2013   #27
iseeu1001

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
So upgrading your sisters ram means tossing the 1gb stick for a 2gb stick no big deal.
Is there only 1 slot (channel) in this Netbook?
It sounds like the case, do we have a make and model number of this netbook? Would that not be helpful?
I am not sure what else you can tell me but the laptop is an asus 1025c.
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26 Nov 2013   #28
linnemeyerhere

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OK so you want to order a good 2gb ram stick and swap it for the 1gb in the machine. As Christmas is coming you can use the 1gb stick as a tech Christmas tree ornament. The net book does have a sd card slot so you can write data to it when the SSD drive runs out of space and believe me a 32gb drive will run out of space unless you manage all aspects of updates and data, do you really see your sister doing that? Hence the members here urging you to do a rethink on SSD size. As I mentioned I would do the ram stick first and then if needed later watch for the falling prices on 60/80/120+ SSD's. Before you pull the trigger on that SSD and needed stock HDD enclosure I would open the Netbook up and make double sure it's a 2.5" drive which I'm 99% sure it is.
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26 Nov 2013   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

And SSD prices are falling. Just bought a 240GB SSD from Newegg - for $138
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26 Nov 2013   #30
iseeu1001

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
OK so you want to order a good 2gb ram stick and swap it for the 1gb in the machine. As Christmas is coming you can use the 1gb stick as a tech Christmas tree ornament. The net book does have a sd card slot so you can write data to it when the SSD drive runs out of space and believe me a 32gb drive will run out of space unless you manage all aspects of updates and data, do you really see your sister doing that? Hence the members here urging you to do a rethink on SSD size. As I mentioned I would do the ram stick first and then if needed later watch for the falling prices on 60/80/120+ SSD's. Before you pull the trigger on that SSD and needed stock HDD enclosure I would open the Netbook up and make double sure it's a 2.5" drive which I'm 99% sure it is.
ASUS Eee PC 1025c RAM Upgrade - How to Install NetBook Memory - YouTube

Asus 1025c Ram Upgrade - YouTube

Looks fairly hard since I never took apart a laptop like that before but I am going to try it lol

So ram right then ssd or ssd then ram? On my sister laptop everything just loads slow even though I put a new windows start on it.
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