What will improve on NETBOOK by adding more Ram?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lbbss, Aug 19, 2010.

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    lbbss Guest

    First off, yes I realize that a netbook is not to be compare to a
    laptop's performance or especially a desktop. Never the less I would
    like to improve it's performance speed. I mostly do internet
    surfing and don't load many programs. I have a msi 1gb ram, 160gb
    hd, windows xp. Sometimes there is a long delay on the web and
    this machine is only a week old (not many programs on it). Just
    curious if the on board video is the limiting factor for this
    problem? Would adding an extra 1GB ram make any noticeable
    difference? Also I removed startup programs that are not essential.
    lbbss, Aug 19, 2010
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    Meat Plow Guest

    It will help. i have 2 gig in my Dell 910. Running Win 7.
    Meat Plow, Aug 19, 2010
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    8ball meme Guest

    thanks for your reply. So you found a noticeable difference? Xp
    does not need as much ram, so I wonder if it will make a much of a
    difference, especially for surfing. I have a strong signal, but I
    get a lag displaying some pages. I imagine loading programs will
    make a difference and when multi tasking. Anyone out there that's
    upgraded on an xp system?
    8ball meme, Aug 20, 2010
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    thanatoid Guest

    "its", not "it is". It's a SIMPLE RULE!
    You do, just do not know it. Microsoft is your friendly spy.
    You don't need more RAM.
    Windows does not clearly tell you about /everything/ that it
    runs (in an insane quest to make your life "easier" but mostly
    to help their partners in crime sell more unnecessary hardware).

    You need to Google for "improving performance XP", "disabling
    unnecessary programs and processes", etc. IOW educate yourself
    about what your machine is doing to you.

    You should also stop using IE/OE and MS Office - if you have it.
    I mean REMOVE Office TOTALLY (possible though not easy) and put
    IE/OE in your "disabled" section in the firewall settings.

    Remove all Microsoft "security" spyware and install the brand
    new Agnitum Firewall for XP (excellent) and Avira AV and
    MalwareBytes AntiMalware (all free). ESET NOD AV is better than
    Avira but $50/year. I paid it.

    That's a start.
    My pleasure.
    thanatoid, Aug 20, 2010
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    thanatoid Guest

    Whoever said that is running Win7, a program which requires 2-4
    times more RAM than XP. They also don't know what they're
    talking about.
    thanatoid, Aug 20, 2010
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    lbbss Guest

    I installed AVG, how does it compare to Avira AV, when it comes to
    resources, is it a hog? tx
    lbbss, Aug 20, 2010
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    thanatoid Guest

    Probably about the same. They're both considered very good, but
    ESET is better.

    Make sure you remove or disable the Microsoft garbage, it may
    conflict with the new AV, plus it eats a LOT of resources.
    Delete all traces of it if possible, and disable the windows
    security center, and the updates. You don't /need/ **any** MS
    updates if you don't use IE/OE or MS Office. Just update your AV
    program regularly.

    The AV program is not your hog problem, all the unnecessary
    Microshit running on your machine is, plus all the temp and lost
    files which are cluttering your drive.
    thanatoid, Aug 20, 2010
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    Meat Plow Guest

    I don't know what's causing your lag but more memory won't hurt the
    performance. I wouldn't run XP with anything less than 1GB RAM. My
    netbook was XP. I removed it and the 1GB DDR2 SODIMM and stuck a 2 GB
    inside and installed W7. Left me with about 1GB out of 8 free on the SDD.

    Meat Plow, Aug 20, 2010
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    lbbss Guest

    Thanks Thanatoid.
    I ran msconfig for startup, disables lots of stuff. Did not see
    anything relating to MS. Will google info on how to disable the rest
    of MS mess. tx
    lbbss, Aug 21, 2010
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    thanatoid Guest

    My pleasure. Good luck.

    I recommend you visit


    for lots of excellent tips, tricks and info.
    thanatoid, Aug 21, 2010
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    Meat Plow Guest

    Don't forget to partition your hard drive so you will have 20 new drive
    Meat Plow, Aug 21, 2010
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