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Could do with some helping from any remaining HP/Compaq Mini 311 owners

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Hi all,

I've just bought a Compaq Mini 311c 1020SA from a friend and I'm in the process of installing Windows 7 and setting it up.

So far I've converted it from Ion LE to Ion following the guide on Myhpmini forum* which went successfully and got all the latest drivers installed. It plays 720p/1080p Youtube videos fine and I've tried a couple of 720p mkv files in VLC which playback fine too.

However just navigating around Windows and performing simple tasks such as opening control panel or using Chrome seems a bit slow and "clunky". I've also installed Sykpe which warns me the computer (NOT connection) is too slow.

The previous owner added 2GB of ram (total now of 3GB) which I assumed would be sufficient but I can't help feeling it's not running properly.

Here's a couple of screenshots -

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Do the memory timings look odd to anyone else? Any idea what could explain the general sluggishness or the "computer too slow" warning in Skype?

Any help would be really appreciated.

* - I have posted on the Myhpmini forum but I'm also seeking help on here as that forum seems to have crawled to a halt.
Edited by .Griff. - 4/27/12 at 11:22am
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From the days of having mine, does yours have the modded bios? If not, I'd recommend installing it and tweaking around with it a bit, I had mine running @ 2.35GHz which made quite a bit of a difference in how it felt, but ultimately it is an Intel Atom processor, so it is inherently slow :-\

The memory can be manually set I believe with the stock bios, you might need to just set it to the proper timings.
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It's still on the original Bios. I did consider flashing to the modded/hacked Bios but a few scare stories of bricked devices put me off.

Is is fairly easy to flash to the modded Bios? How easy is it to overclock?
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Found the modded Bios and overclocked it to 2Ghz.

Will see monitor what impact that has on performance.
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