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Windows 7: How do I make my computer system better and faster?

26 Feb 2016   #21
ron7000

Windows 7 x64, ultimate/pro/home, SLES x86 & ia64
 
 

i think the best way to make what you have better/faster is to first increase your budget, and then buy respectable hardware


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27 Feb 2016   #22
Uxas

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ron7000 View Post
i think the best way to make what you have better/faster is to first increase your budget, and then buy respectable hardware

Duly noted. Just not now, in a few months, perhaps.
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27 Feb 2016   #23
Uxas

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
It appears that your motherboard has 1 memory socket which has a maximum capacity of 2 GB RAM. A 64 bit OS is probably not a good idea. An SSD is a viable option.
So I should go for a RAM upgrade as well, from 1 GB to 2 GB, it wouldn't hurt, would it?
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27 Feb 2016   #24
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uxas View Post
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It appears that your motherboard has 1 memory socket which has a maximum capacity of 2 GB RAM. A 64 bit OS is probably not a good idea. An SSD is a viable option.
So I should go for a RAM upgrade as well, from 1 GB to 2 GB, it wouldn't hurt, would it?
No, it wouldn't hurt.

But.................

You have a weak processor by most standards and that is the predominant reason you aren't satisfied.

If you do upgrade to 2 GB RAM, keep your expectations low about the amount of improvement you will see.

You might ultimately be better off just living with the current situation until you can buy a better machine, particularly if money is tight. You likely won't be able to re-use the new RAM you buy now in the new machine.
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27 Feb 2016   #25
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
... I once loaded windows 7 ultimate onto a 1GB netbook and it ran just as well or slightly better than the XP it came with
I ran Win 7 Pro on my netbook with 1.5GB of RAM for about 5 years and used it while traveling in my RV. Worked great. Later, I installed Win 8.1 on it and then Win 10. I felt it ran better with all those OSes than it did with XP that it came with.

The only other thing besides RAM that the OP can do to increase perfromance of his netbook would be to replace the hdd with an ssd but the cost of the ssd would be close to what the netbook is worth and that money might better be utilized by saving it and putting it toward a better computer.
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27 Feb 2016   #26
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The problem with a RAM upgrade is that it uses DDR2 modules which are more expensive than the more modern DDR3. DDR2 and DDR3 modules are not interchangeable. I would question the wisdom of upgrading this computer.
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27 Feb 2016   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The SSD would be best as even if it was only used for a year it could be then re-used in another system, where it would be difficult to re-use the RAM
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27 Feb 2016   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uxas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
It appears that your motherboard has 1 memory socket which has a maximum capacity of 2 GB RAM. A 64 bit OS is probably not a good idea. An SSD is a viable option.
So I should go for a RAM upgrade as well, from 1 GB to 2 GB, it wouldn't hurt, would it?
Hi,
This can give you upgrade options very easily
Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner
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27 Feb 2016   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The SSD would be best as even if it was only used for a year it could be then re-used in another system, where it would be difficult to re-use the RAM
I think that is the best advice in this situation. SSDs can be applied anywhere.
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27 Feb 2016   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The SSD would be best as even if it was only used for a year it could be then re-used in another system, where it would be difficult to re-use the RAM


Other than a ssd I don't recommend spending any more money on this system.
You can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
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