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Offline egzbuen

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Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:40:29 AM »
I have an Aspire One D255 which i bought in SG few years back. It was good enough for word processing and the size is just perfect when it comes to portability. But, recently, its been a pain in the @ss to use it due to draggingly slow perfo. I know netbooks are not really known for speed but, nevertheless, it wasnt this slow back then. I've also done reformatting and reinstalling but it didnt work. Did check mem and hard drive for errors but they are all good. Its currently on Windows 7 starter as it was when bought new before. I was thinking of loading XP SPII perhaps it would help. Any thoughts?


The specs are as follow:

CPU 1.5-GHz Intel Atom N550
MS Windows 7 Starter Edition
1GB RAM DDR3 Upgradable to 2GB
250GB Hard Drive
Display Size 10.1 Native Resolution 1024x600
Graphics Card Intel GMA 3150 Video
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Model
Bluetooth Mobile Broadband Touchpad Size 3 x 1.5-inches Ports (excluding USB) Ethernet Ports (excluding USB) VGA Ports (excluding USB) Microphone Ports (excluding USB) Kensington Lock Ports (excluding USB) Headphone USB Ports 3 Card Slots SD memory reader
Size 10.17 x 7.28 x .95 inches
Weight 2.4 pounds
AMD X2 7750 Black Edition
Asus M3A78-CM
PC 4670 gddr3 512mb
8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

A64 - 3500+
KN1 SLI Extreme
Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
500GB Seagate SATA II
200GB Seagate IDE
LG DVD Writer LS

Dell Inspiron Notebook
Intel Core Duo

Offline Heishiro

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 10:59:26 AM »
Rick "rolled" Astley would never :
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Offline WallyWest

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 11:12:48 AM »
Is the fan still working? The processor might be throttling because of heat. Monitor mo muna temps. Check also if all drivers are properly installed.

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 02:20:02 PM »
reformat and use xp or add ram

I have xp and 2gb on my 5yo wind-clone and it is still quite usable

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 09:31:34 AM »
1GB is too slim for Windows 7.

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 09:32:14 AM »
you can try this link :
http://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/pc-optimization-guide-for-windows-7/

Will give it a shot this weekend, thanks.

Is the fan still working? The processor might be throttling because of heat. Monitor mo muna temps. Check also if all drivers are properly installed.

Yeah, still working buddy. Will double check drivers as well. Is it enough to check this under "device manager"? If it is, it doesn't show any errors.

reformat and use xp or add ram

I have xp and 2gb on my 5yo wind-clone and it is still quite usable

1GB is too slim for Windows 7.

If the first suggestion doesn't work, will try XP. THough, I was, and stil am, wondering that when it was new, it was a-ok under Windows 7 starter and its stock 1GB ram.

Thanks guys.
AMD X2 7750 Black Edition
Asus M3A78-CM
PC 4670 gddr3 512mb
8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

A64 - 3500+
KN1 SLI Extreme
Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
500GB Seagate SATA II
200GB Seagate IDE
LG DVD Writer LS

Dell Inspiron Notebook
Intel Core Duo

Offline Louie

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 09:34:14 AM »
Have you tried defragmenting the drive as well?

Offline WallyWest

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 12:25:24 PM »
1GB is too slim for Windows 7.


Ok lang I think ang 1GB for browsing and office stuff. My wife's MSI Wind worked fine with 1GB and Windows 7 Ultimate.  It was when she started using it sa online job with multiple web browsers open that I decided to upgrade it to 2GB. 


(Eventually we had to replace it with a real laptop when the work got too heavy for a measly netbook.)


@egzbuen


Is CPU usage always lingering at 100%?  If it is, check if DMA is enabled sa IDE/ATA ATAPI controllers under Device Manager.  DMA should be enabled.




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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 01:33:45 PM »
for an unorthodox advice, try Windows 8.1, seems better with 1GB of ram than Win7
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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 04:10:14 PM »
1GB is too slim for Windows 7.


Ok lang I think ang 1GB for browsing and office stuff. My wife's MSI Wind worked fine with 1GB and Windows 7 Ultimate.  It was when she started using it sa online job with multiple web browsers open that I decided to upgrade it to 2GB. 


(Eventually we had to replace it with a real laptop when the work got too heavy for a measly netbook.)


@egzbuen


Is CPU usage always lingering at 100%?  If it is, check if DMA is enabled sa IDE/ATA ATAPI controllers under Device Manager.  DMA should be enabled.


My daughter has an old MSI u100 I bought back in Christmas of 2008 and it's slow when doing multiple tab browsing. It works but is slow.

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »
im still using my MSI Wind 135, 1gig ram lang din pero ok pa nman pang office applications..
mabagal na talaga pag naka skype.. sasabayan pa ng t*rr*nt! wala lang akong mabilihan ng 1gig sodimm dito :(
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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 08:17:04 PM »
Firefox alone is taking up 1.5GB of my RAM right now, and some people suggest the browser I'm using is pretty efficient already.

AFAIK that GMA graphics is also sharing your RAM, so there's even less than 1GB available to the system.
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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 03:09:23 AM »
Yeah limitation kasi ng early Atom yung 1GB din.

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 12:11:40 PM »
for an unorthodox advice...

For an even more unorthodox advice, install a light Linux-based distro, like Lubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04.

Offline WallyWest

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 12:25:49 PM »
I'm experiencing some slow down on my MSI Wind netbook as well. 


Although in my case, I notice it happens several minutes before the Windows update icon pops up and until the update is finished.  Apparently, Windows update uses too much resources for the netbook to handle.



Perhaps that is also the problem with your Acer?

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2014, 01:57:10 PM »
^If the above is the problem then just set Windows Update to full manual?

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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 05:58:11 PM »
I bought a 2nd hand 1gig 667 last sunday (ala TPC site here, buti marunong mag english yung seller mas mura pa equivalent to 200 pesos lang)
and my MSI wind is more faster than before :)
dati madalas mag lag kapag naka skype video tapos mag oopen ng firefox ngayun mas smooth na
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Re: Netbook Slowdown - Solution?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2016, 11:17:03 AM »
very informative thread thanks to this.. I will soon try this solutions when I Buy my own Ram :)