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Install Ubuntu.

And a vertex 2 60Gb is only $105 off newegg:
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Ive heard theres driver issues with Nvidia Ion and Ubuntu, especially with Unity.
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Ive heard theres driver issues with Nvidia Ion and Ubuntu, especially with Unity.

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Originally Posted by lapengu;13514246 
Ive heard theres driver issues with Nvidia Ion and Ubuntu, especially with Unity.

Ubuntu is a virus. It's derivatives are better. Like with anything the mainstream Ubuntu is now/has been a mess. It would slow down the netbook worst than windows.

If you're going to go buntu look towards a variant like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu. Otherwise look to Mint, Fedora, openSUSE. Those are the big names for "easy".

Though I think going through WINE to game on a netbook wouldn't be that good but I could be wrong.

However, doing HD video on the netbook using MPlayer (my favorite frontend is SMplayer) will be better than anything that's free on windows.

Ultimately right now gaming is really window's only advantage. So if the OP is gaming he'll need to check out setfsb and ntune if they weren't already mentioned. But OCing on a netbook is not something I recommend. The fan will be going all the time then.
     
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post #14 of 25
ION 2 is a pretty nice little GPU. I used to have an ASUS 1215N with ION 2 graphics and it ran MW2 and BO perfectly, as well as all the valve games. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by lapengu;13508174 
Hey everyone. I just got an Asus 1015PN netbook as a graduation present. biggrin.gif 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?

Just picked up one these litterally 2 days ago. First thing I did was upgrade the ram. Been lurking around some EEE PC forums and the only ram that seems to work is the Crucial 2Gb 1333 DDR3 sticks. Everything else doesn't work even when flashing the BIOS....I know cause I found out the hard way after a couple of hours messing with before checking the net. I ended up getting a Patriot 2Gb stick, didn't work.

Another thing the forums did suggest was upgrading to 7 Home Premium to enable the Optimus mode and use the system to it's full potential.
    
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Originally Posted by YannieBoy;13580402 
Just picked up one these litterally 2 days ago. First thing I did was upgrade the ram. Been lurking around some EEE PC forums and the only ram that seems to work is the Crucial 2Gb 1333 DDR3 sticks. Everything else doesn't work even when flashing the BIOS....I know cause I found out the hard way after a couple of hours messing with before checking the net. I ended up getting a Patriot 2Gb stick, didn't work.

Another thing the forums did suggest was upgrading to 7 Home Premium to enable the Optimus mode and use the system to it's full potential.

Did you turn the Boot Booster off? Everything works better after that. Sadly i had to RMA mine due to a problem with my HDD. Anyways. I hope you have fun with yours. biggrin.gif cant wait to get mine back..
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post #17 of 25
i wouldn't switch from windows to ubuntu. much better support for windows.

i would recommend making sure there are as few things as possible running in the background
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install xp performance edition?
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Im considering XP. Linux is a pain in the butt.. I dont see why anybody would take it over windows. Windows is completely stable... I havent ever had a problem with windows. The only thing bad about Windows was vista, and thats because it was too good for computers at the time.
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Easy -
Go to Start>Run>%temp% and delete all files
Go to Start>run>prefetch and delete all files
Go to Notebook type in mystring=(80000000) and the save as ram.vbe-THAT IS THE TITLE-Still keep it as a text file but the name has to be ram.vbe
Run it one time ONLY,but dont delete it
Purchase Norton 360 Scan,optimize,clean,back up
Registry Mechanic,All the way(Look for a Registy Mechanic serial pm me.)
Then If you want-thats if take it and turn off themes and operate using windows classic
Go and delete ALL you downloads
Go and Delete all you preloaded music/video
Buy a laptop cooler
if you have vista/7 like me buy a memory stick or ehd and plug it in and when it pops up go down and speed my computer i think
AND

Empty your recycle bin and use disk defragmentize and uninstall all the programs you dont need-and use hard drive cleaner
sorry for messed up spelling i was typing fast.
    
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