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Windows 7: How to speed up netbook?

26 Nov 2013   #31
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ram then SSD which makes sense as ram prices are low but not going down but SSD's are still moving downward in costs. Also the key to improving netbook speed is the doubling of the ram. The SSD will be great for booting, program loading and closing speeds as well as battery consumption, noise and heat.


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26 Nov 2013   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

RAM first. And when you open the back, be careful not to damage the wires. That is the biggest risk. Of course, once you have it open, you may want to slap the SSD in too (after you transferred the OS to it).

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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26 Nov 2013   #33
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I'm having a "DOH!" moment. You machine is very similar to my last netbook. It was a good machine, for a netbook. I seem to remember mine already had 2GB RAM (odd, considering it was an XP machine). I retired it after a couple of years because the wires going through the hinge to the screen started going bad and I didn't feel like trying to replace them plus I was ready for a larger machine. I tried opening it up to get at the HDD so I could salvage the HDD (still have it; I used it for backing up the boot drive on my current desktop for a while) and wound up destroying the keyboard in the process (due to a classic case of failing to RTFM ). I would love to "meet" the eejits who designed that insane mess and have a little "talk" with them!

My experience with getting into the Asus made me appreciate my Lenovo G570 even more now. I can get at the RAM and HDD just by loosening a few screws on a panel (they are captive so no worries about losing them) and gently prying the panel off. Everything one needs to get at is all right there. I blow out what little dust gets into it once in a while. I've also replaced the HDD with a SSHD and will be replacing the SSHD with a SSD in the near future (I just picked up the SSD from my mail service yesterday but, being the cheap, greedy, old bi...broad I am, I'm waiting to see if it might go on sale online this weekend for even less than I already paid for it). Upgrading RAM from 4GB to 8Gb will not be far behind.
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26 Nov 2013   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
RAM first. And when you open the back, be careful not to damage the wires. That is the biggest risk. Of course, once you have it open, you may want to slap the SSD in too (after you transferred the OS to it).

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
After all the work one has to go through to get at the RAM, it would definitely make good sense to slap in the SSD while you are already in there. In fact, you would be nuts not to!
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29 Nov 2013   #35
iseeu1001

Windows 8
 
 

1 last question. What is the difference between a 10600 and a 10660 ram? So this ram will work right? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231214
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29 Nov 2013   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You really have to check with the Crucial scanner. It's hard to say from here which Dimms fit.

Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer
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29 Nov 2013   #37
iseeu1001

Windows 8
 
 

Also is a higher voltage ram gonna harm the motherboard?
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29 Nov 2013   #38
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Intel memory controllers are located on the CPU. The rated RAM voltage should be
considered maximum. Less will probably work, but more could damage the controller
and the CPU. Overclocking RAM ain't the way to go in a Netbook.
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