Upgrade netbook?

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?
October 8th 19 at 01:40
9 answers
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.
You just decided or have any experience? SSD will give a huge increase in the sound problems even on XP, the RAM should also increase. Checked. - nikita.Stracke commented on October 8th 19 at 01:45
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.
To finish RAM up to 2 GB
Temporary files to be placed in tmpfs

If a radical, then swap to cut down - nikita.Stracke commented on October 8th 19 at 01:47
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.
PS Try to test the speed of read/write from the HDD. Possible problems with the hard, but most likely with the RAM - nikita.Stracke commented on October 8th 19 at 01:49
October 8th 19 at 01:48
1) clean XP
2) to increase memory
3) to Deliver to the Chrome AdBlock, FlashBlock.
4) Instead of MS Word, you can use something lighter or docs.google - nikita.Stracke commented on October 8th 19 at 01:51
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.
I don't agree that 1.33 is not enough. I had a netbook with atom 1.6 KHP worked great. Possible problems with the software. Look at how much chrome is eating RAM. I have Opera ate up to 2 gigs just for themselves, with 20 or 30 open tabs - nikita.Stracke commented on October 8th 19 at 01:53
I have stood on D330 Windows 2008 R2, nicho, do not brake. - ramon_Block commented on October 8th 19 at 01:56
Oh, Sori, just 330. - lysanne.Spin commented on October 8th 19 at 01:59
Ah, another litter, Z520 that poslabzhe it turns out, but still the problem is most likely in memory. - melissa commented on October 8th 19 at 02:02
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.
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
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.
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.

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