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Old 09-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad's got a Asus EEE PC 1005HAB, and it is PAINFULLY slow, we tried restoring, etc. to no avail. Whats our best option? More RAM? It's so slow that, in 2 days, if we cant fix it, we're buying a new laptop.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In what way is it slow? At what points in use is it slow? Does it have issues with crashing/bluescreening?

You might want to try running a memory test.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's just slow when launching programs, and at general times. I've ran CHKDSK and Windows Memory Diagnostic, to no avail. Whats odd is that CPU usage doesn't spike when it slows down, and neither does memory usage.
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How is your temperatures? When it gets hot, it can get quite sluggish.
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We tried running it in the damn freezer, it froze up opening Chrome XD And it was freezing cold!
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Hi,

The ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB (Seashell) netbook has an Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz (single core, 512 KB L2 Cache) processor, so naturally it will be noticeably slow even when single tasking with common applications.

- What hard drive does it currently have (including its capacity and RPM speed)?
- How much RAM is currently installed?

Adding more RAM and replacing the Hard Disk Drive with an SSD HDD can significantly improve performance.

Also, when you restored the netbook, did you do a clean re-install / recovery install all the latest device drivers?
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