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Originally Posted by BlackOmega;15506287 
Yikes win7 on that. Well quite honestly, I'd install XP instead if I were you. That little Atom is going to get overworked with all that stuff. And warcraft III on that, I'd imagine would be unplayable.

I have a similar Acer netbook, and there's no way in hell I'd put anything other XP on it.

I can't work with XP anymore so that's not an option, and as for WCIII your completely wrong smile.gif
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All the games he mentioned are for sure playable on Windows 7. Talking from experience. Just saying.
    
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Originally Posted by jlells01;15506862 
Given the overwhelming volume of replies to any thread here at Overclock, I've just about given up on offering assistance; looks like this one has fallen on deaf ears though, and given that it's my bread-and-butter...I'll jump in. wink.gif

First off, I can say from experience that Win7 runs perfectly well on that little 'ol 6.5w TDP Atom, and anyone who says otherwise is either misinformed, or unskilled in their ability to optimize a system properly.

1. I've yet to see anyone manually outperform the automatic paging file management.
2. I assume by "set VSSadmin lower", you're talking about reducing the disk space allocated to system restore? If so, that's certainly a good approach; with a quick change, I was able to get back over 50% of a friends netbook HDD space with a few clicks of the mouse.

Keep in mind though that regardless of what's done, you're still limited by the actual hardware - kind of like that guy that drops at least a few thousand into a small engined car, and yet is still dispatched by a large engined stock model.

As it stands, you're going to be held back quite a bit by that 1GB of RAM and 5400RPM drive; if you want to see optimum performance, you should make upgrades immediately.

Utility wise, all you need is CCleaner (clean system/registry, disable startup programs) and Auslogics Disk Defrag (neat function that "optimizes" drive, placing system files at the beginning for higher performance) - the Black Viper website (http://www.blackviper.com/) will provide you with a list of optimum service configurations.

P.S. - Just so you know where I'm coming from, here is my 5+ yr. old Dell E1505 running Win7 with a Scorpio Black:

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Thx for the reply, and yes thats exactly what I meant by using vssadmin, also I'm getting a 2GB PC3-10600 2GB stick of RAM this week for my netbook, and I have a 7200RPM HDD installed(had to take this sucker apart to the core to get to the HDD itself to replace it :/) but anyways I use C Cleaner but I also use Ultimate Defrag. I have about 3.5years of experience with the Atom Processor so I know quite a bit but I had wanted to cover all my bases to see if there was anything that I possibly missed smile.gif

Thank you for your help biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Ryko;15510283 
Thx for the reply, and yes thats exactly what I meant by using vssadmin, also I'm getting a 2GB PC3-10600 2GB stick of RAM this week for my netbook, and I have a 7200RPM HDD installed(had to take this sucker apart to the core to get to the HDD itself to replace it :/) but anyways I use C Cleaner but I also use Ultimate Defrag. I have about 3.5years of experience with the Atom Processor so I know quite a bit but I had wanted to cover all my bases to see if there was anything that I possibly missed smile.gif

Thank you for your help biggrin.gif

Well since you're using windows I'd recommend overclocking (if you're lucky enough to find the right PLL with SetFSB) and getting an SSD. RAM should help a little but I'd say an SSD would do much more.
     
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windowskey r
type in msconfig
turn off some start up services.
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post #16 of 49
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;15510790 
Well since you're using windows I'd recommend overclocking (if you're lucky enough to find the right PLL with SetFSB) and getting an SSD. RAM should help a little but I'd say an SSD would do much more.

I've already installed the SSD and taken it out, although it's nice, it's not really worth it as I have a lot of media on my netbook, it becomes more of a hassle then anything else, it would be worth it had I have a much larger SSD then my 120GB
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Originally Posted by Ryko;15510283 
Thank you for your help biggrin.gif

You're certainly welcome Ryko.

Out of curiosity, can you post up a BootRacer time (http://www.greatis.com/bootracer/)? It'd be interesting to see just where you're currently at...
post #18 of 49
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Originally Posted by Ryko;15511309 
I've already installed the SSD and taken it out, although it's nice, it's not really worth it as I have a lot of media on my netbook, it becomes more of a hassle then anything else, it would be worth it had I have a much larger SSD then my 120GB

Media? I could barely get DVD quality videos to play right in windows and music was sketchy. That's the whole reason I used to OC my netbook to 2GHz.
     
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Originally Posted by XaNe;15510823 
windowskey r
type in msconfig
turn off some start up services.
That was the first thing I did.
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Originally Posted by jlells01;15512203 
You're certainly welcome Ryko.

Out of curiosity, can you post up a BootRacer time (http://www.greatis.com/bootracer/)? It'd be interesting to see just where you're currently at...
I'm assuming you mean my netbook and not my desktop lol, I'll post it once my Defrag is dont... I', just past the 5hour mark in defragging my netbook lol
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Media? I could barely get DVD quality videos to play right in windows and music was sketchy. That's the whole reason I used to OC my netbook to 2GHz.

I can play 720p Video, music is flawless, and sorry to hear about your bad experience with your netbook.
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That was the first thing I did.

I'm assuming you mean my netbook and not my desktop lol, I'll post it once my Defrag is dont... I', just past the 5hour mark in defragging my netbook lol


I can play 720p Video, music is flawless, and sorry to hear about your bad experience with your netbook.

Wow. I don't miss having to defrag.

My only bad experience with it was windows in terms of doing anything for entertainment. It was bearable as a web browser and notetaking machine with windows (when not OC'd) but it definitely became more with Linux.

Sometimes I think it's because I was too lazy to figure out what was needed to make windows happy on it.

Anyway, I'm glad though your experience is good. I hate reading threads/reviews about people complaining they can't stand their netbook and the reason is they tried to do too much with it and not bother to learn to tweak things themselves.
     
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