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Asus Notebook -speed problem

Postby molihua » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 9:00 am

Hi I have a first launch Asus with 4 gb hard disk space. after laoding windows XP and microsoft office. then when i surf facebook I get very slow response.

Do expert noe how to solve this problem?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 6:56 am

Ausu was designed for surfing not running full office packages. Too much of your ram is being used up by preloaded programs.

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Re: Asus Notebook -speed problem

Postby hibri2 » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 4:44 pm

molihua wrote:Hi I have a first launch Asus with 4 gb hard disk space.

4GB of RAM i assume, right? at this time and age 4GB of HD is most likely a typo.

molihua wrote:after laoding windows XP and microsoft office. then when i surf facebook I get very slow response.

Do expert noe how to solve this problem?


no expert here, but lets see if i can at least pass you some pointers:

1-windows OS gets bloated with time, using programs like ccleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) could help with that.

2-slow access to a website could be in two parts: your browser and you internet connection.

i am assuming that its not your internet connection because you say that it gets slow when you have both office and you browser loaded, meaning that you have tried only with the browser and its not slow, right?

in that case, it could be the first point (bloated OS), also check that the Office suit is not trying to do some funny update in the background and consuming your bandwidth (check auto updates).

facebook is based on PHP so it should be quite smooth (no activeX or java crap) so maybe you could have some trojan or spyware in your pc.

what browser are you using? firefox is (or feels) faster than Iexplorer, chrome seems to be faster than both and opera gets good response time to.

then, if you feel like going into something new that will totally fix your problems, switch to ubuntu-linux; but that could be a little over the top if you are not technically savvy.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 5:23 pm

Hibri2, she's correct. If she has a launch Asus Eee PC it only has 512 RAM and a 4GB HDD.

http://www.zdnetasia.com/reviews/hardwa ... 04p,00.htm

It was never designed to handle a full office package. Should stick with something like FF & Open Office if she want an office package.

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Postby hibri2 » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 6:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hibri2, she's correct. If she has a launch Asus Eee PC it only has 512 RAM and a 4GB HDD.

http://www.zdnetasia.com/reviews/hardwa ... 04p,00.htm

It was never designed to handle a full office package. Should stick with something like FF & Open Office if she want an office package.


oh i see, those are the super minis i was talking about in the other post :-D

yah, you are absolutely correct there...

for some reason i thought those wee ones where based on linux, maybe not the asus, as i do remember seeing one of those brands using a stripped down version of ubuntu.

anyway, this proves how bad its to assume :-\
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Postby lowjason » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 7:26 pm

4G Hard disk is a very old Pentium 1 PC. This PC is only recommend to run Window 98. It is not the Hard Disk problem but RAM is the main problem that it is not enough to support Window XP.

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:54 pm

lowjason wrote:4G Hard disk is a very old Pentium 1 PC. This PC is only recommend to run Window 98. It is not the Hard Disk problem but RAM is the main problem that it is not enough to support Window XP.


It really is 4G, but it's not HD (hard disk), it's SSD (solid state disk) -- no moving parts, so faster than a HD.

The first thing you need to do is upgrade your internal memory from 512 MB to as much as it can handle, at least 1 GB. It would also make a lot of sense to buy a cheap external hard drive to get extra space.
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Postby rattlesnake » Mon, 22 Dec 2008 1:27 am

Get rid of office. You probably have no room on your hard disk for a swap file (virtual memory). Use Google Docs if you need office. The go the the 'Run' command on the Start menu. Type in 'msconfig' and have a look at the start up tab. Untick everything that doesn't need to run when the PC starts. For instance anti virus should start when PC boots whereas things live Acrobat, DVD software don't.

These PC's are designed to surf so RAM and CPU are fairly minimal. If you need to install big stuff (like office), install it on a removeable drive and change the default from C:\Program Files to your removeable drive.


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