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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by Mussels, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. HossHuge

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    This is one of the benefits of living in Taiwan. I can take my Aspire One down to the Acer shop that's about 10 mins away.
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    and they will show you how to take it apart?
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    they put my 2gig ram in for free.
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    very nice ...

    ya I just watched a video on how to change out hard drives and apparently you void the warranty :banghead:

    I hate that crap when they put the sticker over a screw. It is just a hard drive!
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    I just bought a Atheros AR5B95 Wifi card as the broadcom wasn't cutting it and a Sierra MC8775 WWAN Card because I wanted 3g without a bloody external dongle
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    both arrived today!!! really excited!
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    aparently that wifi card has its own share of connection problems due to crap drivers in windows 7 - so dont start the dance of joy just yet
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    it is excellent under XP, that bloody broadcom kept disconecting
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    opera is a nice light brower, add to OP please
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    okay i founds a few toys that will help.


    if you watch alot of movies (or mkv files) you will notice you will max your processor. Get this codec. You will notice a huge difference (dont forget to set your movie player to use it)
    http://corecodec.com/products/coreavc

    For Acer ones:
    you will notice you fan is always on. and always at top speed. Save the fan and battery life:
    http://www.hexagora.com/en_dw_aspireone.asp

    if you have a 945GM/GME/GMS or GSE943/940GML/GU Express chipset you can tweak the performance to get better graphics
    http://www.gmabooster.com/home.htm
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    Just got this HP dm1z E-350 netbook.. quite surprised with the performance.. feels like Im using a standard entry level laptop. 1.5kg is not bad.. definitely a pickup, throw inside the bag and go. Quite handy when I go trudging up the mountains, watching 1080p flicks during breaktime, or playing some games lol
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    I ordered an 12.1inch Asus 1215b (E-350 + HD 6310M) it's quite gaming capable. Being able to play most modern games @ medium/low settings. But I've seen Cod4/MW2 working fine on med/high.

    BUT, I ordered this laptop...what..about 2 weeks ago? While the lady said "Oh it will only take 2-3 days". I'm currently pissed and wondering to cancel the order and buy something else as these guys really have made me angry.

    I have rougly $600 AUD. I want to buy a netbook that's atleast as powerful or better than the Asus 1215B. If the order doesn't come this week I'm going to rage at them, get my money back and buy another netbook from another place.
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    I have a HP Mini 110-1052tu
    2GB DDR2 667Mhz Kingston RAM, 1.6Ghz atom, 250GB HDD
    Installed windows 7 on it.

    Cost me nothing.
    The netbook was assumed dead by the senior tech.
    So the customer said they will take the HDD and leave the netbook with us.
    So I had a look at it myself, did a few basic things and it worked.
    Free netbook.

    One odd thing I noticed was the system runs the RAM at 667Mhz even though the original SODIMM the netbook came with was DDR2 800.
    Possibly DD2 800 1GB was cheaper at the time for HP.
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    "I have rougly $600 AUD. I want to buy a netbook that's atleast as powerful or better than the Asus 1215B. If the order doesn't come this week I'm going to rage at them, get my money back and buy another netbook from another place."

    Anyone care to elaborate?....
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    I was thinking to change my Mini 311 to that, how is it for basic gaming?
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    I'm in. Running an Alienware M11x R1. Specs in sig.
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    Bought an Acer Aspire One AO722 yesterday. Wasn't really planning on getting a netbook anytime soon but they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. BNIB, $190 after everything.

    It's got the AMD Fusion C-50 APU paired with the HD 6250 GPU. 2GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, 11.6" 1366x768 LCD. Plays 720p media smooth as butter, most games over about 5 years old run fine. You can switch between 800Mhz and 1GHz for the CPU to save power, and do something similar for the GPU. It's pretty snappy and battery seems to last about 4 hours while watching movies. I like it a lot and can see myself using it a ton from now on.

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    Windows must prefer the Eee netbook over the HP mini.
    I have 2GB DDR2 667 in mine and a CPU which is supposed to be a better performer but not really.
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    Today i have sticked a Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD in my little ACER Aspire One AOA150.
    I'll eventually move to AMD Fusion but for now, this will do. I'll also migrate SSD into that netbook once i change...

    I still have to test it more since i just installed Win7 on it before i went to work, but it already feels much more snappy. Installation of SSDLife took i'm guessing exactly 1 second from start to close of installer. I used to have fast 7200 RPM drive in it so i'm used to speed but man this is fast. Boot time is faster and i'm guessing other things work fast as well. Also i love the silence and how cool the keyboard is now.
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    I really want to step up my Hp mini 311 to an R1 M11x or a nice small notebook, any reccomendations?
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    I have a Samsung n145 with an Atom 455 and 1GB DDR3 RAM of which I'll upgrade to 2, Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. I don't have antivirus!
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    Best to go with Kaspersky
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    Well I'll consider trying it though I have some problems with RAM and paging!

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