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Hey everyone. I just got an Asus 1015PN netbook as a graduation present. Im actually decently impressed. Dual core @ 1.6 GHz and NVidia Ion Graphics are pretty decent for light gaming. But i was wondering how i could get maximum performance out of it. Im planning on upgrading the RAM, but other than that, what can i do?
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light gaming is good but I have to burst your bubble here, netbooks are only designed for daily web browsing no matter what
    
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Get an SSD!

Apart from an SSD and RAM upgrade, there's nothing you can do to upgrade a netbook. Everything else is soldered onto the motherboard.
     
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light gaming is good but I have to burst your bubble here, netbooks are only designed for daily web browsing no matter what
Have you used one? Im playing Need for speed most wanted, Warcraft III, Cube 2: Sauerbraten, and stuff with absolutely no lag on mediumish settings. I think you are wrong.
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Get an SSD!

Apart from an SSD and RAM upgrade, there's nothing you can do to upgrade a netbook. Everything else is soldered onto the motherboard.
What SSD do you recommend? I would be looking for about 64-100 GB. Can you provide me with a link..?
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Well, if you had a HP Mini 311, you could installed a hack BIOS and overclock the Atom processor. you can also do a nvidia ion le hack where it adds directx 10 support.
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What SSD do you recommend? I would be looking for about 64-100 GB. Can you provide me with a link..?
amazon and newegg got some great deals on ssd right now
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Well, if you had a HP Mini 311, you could installed a hack BIOS and overclock the Atom processor. you can also do a nvidia ion le hack where it adds directx 10 support.
Not sure i would OC even if i had the choice... These things get really hot. Do you have any links to how to do the nvidia ion hack?
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What SSD do you recommend? I would be looking for about 64-100 GB. Can you provide me with a link..?
For around 60GB I recommend this one.

for 80 this one.

And this one at 120GB. It's actually cheaper than most 100GB SSD's, and bigger.
     
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Install Ubuntu.

And a vertex 2 60Gb is only $105 off newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-550-_-Product
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