Got a netbook Asus Eee PC 1101HA c Intel Atom Z520, 1Gb of RAM and WinXP on Board
Unfortunately, the netbook is not quite cope with their tasks — surfing the web (Chrome, 5-10 tabs), MS Word, Excel, Skype, Python IDLE it works, but with such delays that it would be better not working. A basic set of text in the text editor often hangs for 3-5 seconds after every sentence, heavy sites like Facebook hang for 10-15 seconds.
Does it make sense to upgrade the netbook? Will give you a noticeable performance gain replace the HDD to SSD? Save is the increase of RAM up to 2-4 Gb?
florencio.Abernathy answered on October 8th 19 at 01:42
The issue of a series, and tell me fortune teller?
SSD on WinXP it is better not to put, she doesn't know how to work with them. Such delays are probably in the driver, I have the older model netbook and everything works fine, nothing freezes.
First and foremost is to clean the system, possible tweakers portunity. You can reinstall the system.
But generally chrome is quite gluttonous, so maybe try to change to Opera on the netbook. Yes and Skype likes.
Max out the upgrade, it to 2 gigs to increase the memory. Based on the software it seems that is still not enough operatives.
Mathias answered on October 8th 19 at 01:44
On my 1005P is Fedora with Xfce memory is 190Мб, office/torrent/chrome/player fly, and frequently logged in users.
So I would advise you to try Ubuntu 10.04 or 12.04.
lysanne.Spin answered on October 8th 19 at 01:46
I agree with AxisPod. SSD is definitely no reason to change. I had a similar netbook, the first thing I made with it — put 2 gig of RAM. Worked norms. Might make sense to rearrange the system, but the Opera set is not advised. She really eats a lot of resources. Especially the RAM. Try Firefox.
Maida53 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:48
1) clean XP
2) to increase memory
Ignacio_Romaguera answered on October 8th 19 at 01:50
4GB of memory will not rise, Z520 only up to 2GB can.
Replace HDD on SSD — hardly something will help. In any case, look for a download of the disk — most likely it is zero.
But download percent likely 100%. For Windows and modern software 1.33 GHz atomic architecture — is not enough.
Dorothy_Smi answered on October 8th 19 at 01:52
I have a netbook Asus 1005HA, the parameters are the same, only the percent of ancient Atom N280. It is ubuntu 10.04, brakes are almost there, begin to be felt only when running Firefox and Chrome with multiple tabs, considering that running Cairo-dock with OpenGL.
The second axis is Windows XP, my dear, the story is the same that You have on heavy sites it shamelessly in Chrome. Download Proca periodically throws up to 90% and the fan is not silent.
Piece of hardware just outdated I think, we must accept and look for an easier environment.
Elmer72 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:54
A little real experience. I have a MSI Wind something, also on the atom.
First set the bar for the memory to 1 gig.
Set the update BIOS with the option to speed up the processor. I will not lie, I do not remember exactly, I think 15% is dispersed stably, but really, the fan does not turn off at all :(
Put the old SSD 32 gig, after a HDD with 5400 rpm felt the difference strongly.
Now I have a perfectly working Win7. Sometimes even download Visual Studio 10 and Photoshop CS4
Ramona_Wel answered on October 8th 19 at 01:56
I have a notebook Lenovo Thinkpad e125 AMD Fusion e300 and 2 GB memory.
Immediately after the purchase replaced stay the screw on SSD, and is preloaded sevens rolled Arch. Well, a number of optimization actions (Google+ wik not see the point here perechislyat).
Works very quickly — no worse than many laptops. I advise you to try.
Daisha_Klocko3 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:58
Memory is accurate I should add. On my EeePC 901 the difference between the nominal 1 GB and 2 GB after the upgrade is very noticeable. HDD I would not change.