Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 11, 2010, 05:02 PM
Trial Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Posts: 1

My System Specs

Default Performance Improving Suggestions For A Netbook

Hi guys.

I bought myself a netbook the other day. I'm quite pleased with it so far. It came installed with Windows XP. I have Windows 7 on my gaming PC and prefer it over XP, so I decided to install Windows 7 32-bit on my netbook here, and it's kinda slow. Compared to XP on here previously, things take a few more seconds to open, and stall every now and again. Anyone have any suggestions on how to improve the performance? Anything I can disable to reduice my resouce usage?

Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 11, 2010, 05:08 PM
AkG's Avatar
AkG AkG is offline
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,009

Here is a good guide. I've used basically all the tweaks listed in this guide myself on a few systems for peeps who bought one not knowing what they were getting. Don't expect miracles....but they certainly will help. :)

Tweak Windows 7 for Netbook

Best options though are to max out the ram and drop an SSD into it (if possible). THAT will speed things up noticeably.
"If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe." -JR

“if your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi. But if you enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” - Dr. MLK jr
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 11, 2010, 09:58 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 17,193

My System Specs


Memory, memory, memory......
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 1X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / Uncased 256GB Sandisk Z400S SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 24" Westinghouse L2410NM
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 12, 2010, 12:10 PM
clone63's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bellehole
Posts: 669

My System Specs


7200rpm drive might help a pinch.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old February 26, 2010, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: FT. Drum, NY
Posts: 3

My System Specs

Talking Netbook

I was actually reading an article on why netbooks have XP instead of vista... and usually it's because of memory requirements. I'm sure if you have at least 2gigs in your netbook, it should be fine. Other than that, you can turn off indexing, minimize startup programs, and delete programs you don't need or use.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Notebook/Netbook suggestions joeperson Mobile Computing 12 May 24, 2010 12:48 AM
Ideas on improving Silverstone Raven RV02, (custom modding) marxviper New Builds 0 October 9, 2009 08:47 PM
[WTB] Netbook werth Buy/Sell & Trade 0 October 8, 2009 12:41 PM
[WTB] LF a netbook yamawho Buy/Sell & Trade 1 January 31, 2009 05:49 AM
Taking suggestions for improving recent build ricknash61 New Builds 5 October 14, 2008 04:27 PM