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Hey guys so my GF has a Vaio EB series and i was looking to speed it up a bit. I was thinking of getting a SSD for it (vertex 2 or a corsair force 120-128GB). Before i try that i was wondering if there is any other things i should try and would the SSD help a good amount paired with the processor and other components (or is it too limited to make a huge difference)?

Specs of the laptop (Model: VPCEA25FX/BI) :
Processor: Intel i3 350m (2.26Ghz)
Ram 4gb DDR3 1066
HDD: 500GB 5400rpm
Video card: ATI radeon HD5145
Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks for the help! biggrin.gif
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SSD and better RAM
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An SSD would make a pretty big defference. But if you want you can defrag her HDD, sweep her registry, or just reinstall windows altogether. But with a 5400 rpm HDD it will probably feel a bit slow even with all that done. Also if its boot times shes worried about press start, type "msconfig", and go to the boot tab. Uncheck all the bloat in there and it will probably save somewhere between 15 seconds up to a minute if she had lots of bloat.
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Also is the HD 5145 any good O_o just wondering, at least over IG im assuming
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Originally Posted by csm725;13217130 
SSD and better RAM
hmm okay ill also look into some ram maybe biggrin.gif +reps
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Originally Posted by Farfnarkle;13217135 
An SSD would make a pretty big defference. But if you want you can defrag her HDD, sweep her registry, or just reinstall windows altogether. But with a 5400 rpm HDD it will probably feel a bit slow even with all that done. Also if its boot times shes worried about press start, type "msconfig", and go to the boot tab. Uncheck all the bloat in there and it will probably save somewhere between 15 seconds up to a minute if she had lots of bloat.

didnt think to defrag >_< been using ssd for to long ahh.. anyways last night we changed her start-ups and services (trying to disable sonyware) it saved about 25 sec off boot to usable time. I think the most annoying thing is the few seconds of thinking there is between clicking an icon till it opens the window/program. frown.gif But the SSD should help with something liek that even with mobile processors? sometimes i think the processor is the limiting factor but im not sure *sigh* +reps
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Oh, and install Soluto. It's a really nice boot program manager. I saved ~2 mins of boot time on my Q9300 build with it. Awesome stuff.
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Originally Posted by DNytAftr;13217257 
Also is the HD 5145 any good O_o just wondering, at least over IG im assuming

hmm okay ill also look into some ram maybe biggrin.gif +reps



didnt think to defrag >_< been using ssd for to long ahh.. anyways last night we changed her start-ups and services (trying to disable sonyware) it saved about 25 sec off boot to usable time. I think the most annoying thing is the few seconds of thinking there is between clicking an icon till it opens the window/program. frown.gif But the SSD should help with something liek that even with mobile processors? sometimes i think the processor is the limiting factor but im not sure *sigh* +reps

Yes it will help with boot, and just in general while using windows. And no idea about the card, run some benches! tongue.gif
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The laptop spec seems relatively up to date. So your only option here is getting a ssd, or even upgrading to a 7200rpm drive. I am not sure if a better kit of ram will speed up your system. Change some of her settings like the temp folder size smaller, keep history for about days, automatic defrag every 2 month or so.
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