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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    and also the battery won't last when overclocked...

    who in the right mind would wanna overclock a laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I'll check 'em out
    Do you have any recommended registry fixers?

    I format my laptop maybe 2-3 times a year to clean up the problems and rubbish hehe... and everytime after it's formatted, feels like a new computer again. I think I may do that again soon.
    best solution too.
    best is to get external harddisk and backup all impt data and format!!!!!

    feels good.

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    a system overhaul would be nice.. afterall 2gb of ddr333 ram will cost close to $300 liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    a system overhaul would be nice.. afterall 2gb of ddr333 ram will cost close to $300 liao...
    Thanks for all the advise!
    I'm starting to think to take those software fixes for now, and maybe CONSIDER getting another computer sooner than expected since the ram... $300 :| mmmm to decide!
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    Personally, I would strongly strongly recommend getting a desktop instead. Most laptop components are specially under clocked to save on battery life, thus reducing the speed of processing. Further more, better components are available for the desktop and offers better upgrade potential than a laptop.

    Take the main units for speed for example. Desktop HDD goes up to 15K rpm, while laptops offer up to 7.2k rpm (standard for desktop) Processors will definitely be faster than their mobile counterparts. It's cheaper to get 4X1GB ram in a desktop than get 2X2gb for your laptop. Discrete GPUs in desktop also are way faster than integrated GPU from intel on the motherboard.

    Conclusion, laptops are for travel, don't expect real speed from them. Desktops, for all their bulk and power hungry components, offer more bang for your buck in terms of speed.
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    Get a santo rosa notebook. I would say faster processor.

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    here's a decent registry cleaner.
    it's free and legal. works pretty well for me. (nonetheless, do a Windows restore Backup first before u try)

    TweakNow RegCleaner Standard 3.0.1

    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I'll check 'em out
    Do you have any recommended registry fixers?

    I format my laptop maybe 2-3 times a year to clean up the problems and rubbish hehe... and everytime after it's formatted, feels like a new computer again. I think I may do that again soon.

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    Thanks bigbun
    and thanks vector1. I agree with what you've written!
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    Glad we agree. I find my new desktop much much faster than my laptop, at about the same cost.
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    Wah new toy arhz. Well btw u could experiment osx on it . One advice, go set ur virtual memory to 1.5x ur ram size permanently and not let windows manage the size as it would cause some overhead. Also try to have the virtual memory on another hdd if possible. If not possible at least on another partition other than the one windows is loaded on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Hi hi hi!
    I'm still using my laptop (since January 2004) but it feels slow when using lightroom.
    It is a Pentium M 1400MHz, 512mb ram.

    It starts to become really really slow when using lightroom, so slow that the whole laptop slows down, takes many minutes to change windows etc. Takes so long for everything

    Will adding more RAM help this?
    Or must I get a faster processor?
    Or is there other factors I need to be concerned about?

    Thanks!
    my 2nd laptop has 1gb rams also slow. let alone 512mb. time to get 2gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    a system overhaul would be nice.. afterall 2gb of ddr333 ram will cost close to $300 liao...
    2X 1GB i think its not very expensive. my place here sells for 70

    but i am not going to spend that kind of dough on rams !

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    hmm ddr1 or ddr2? I rmb dd1 is not so cheap now
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    Adding RAM or changing CPU wouldn't help much. Not to forget the HDD RPM n onboard video still need to get a boast inorder to work better. So, best of all, get a new one and also, u will be having the new technology, rather than old technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vector1 View Post
    Glad we agree. I find my new desktop much much faster than my laptop, at about the same cost.
    Not forgetting the desktop would be a lot more comfortable to work on for extended hours, compared to a notebook. Plus, it's cheaper to upgrade later also.

    The notebook is still important though, if you need the portability, show your work to clients, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Is your hard drive the old model - 4200RPM?

    Try upgrading your hard drive and maxing your RAM. It'll help alot.
    I second this...my lappy is a Thinkpad X31 with same CPU as U and slightly more ram....the most significant gain is when I chuck the stock 4200rpm to a 5400rpm drive.....get the 7200rpm if you can compromise on the battery duration

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    Most of the time, it not abt the speed or how much ram it has, the bottleneck is in the HDD itself. One thing you can try is, get a portable USB drive, plug it in and set the scratchfiles over to that drive or a USB thumbdrive. It may helps in a little way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I'll check 'em out
    Do you have any recommended registry fixers?

    I format my laptop maybe 2-3 times a year to clean up the problems and rubbish hehe... and everytime after it's formatted, feels like a new computer again. I think I may do that again soon.
    Hey, can tell me how to format the HDD? Just cannot find where it is leh. Thanks.
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    U mean 2nd hdd or hdd where OS is on? If 2nd hdd, right click my computer, click manage then go to disk management. U can format from there
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    add more ram...its a lot of difference. I have 2 GB ram on mine, I can multitask, and I use engineering software that is more power and ram hungry than photo apps.

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