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SSD would be my first update. I recently bought a brand new 17 inch Asus with the slowest chip known to man in it, a celeron n2040. Only 2 cores, 1TB mechanical hard drive and low running frequency. 8Gb of RAM.
Once i'd started putting stuff on it it took ages to boot. painfully slow. Can't upgrade the RAM as 8Gb is the max but I've changed the drive for a decent Samsung SSD one. Completely transformed it. Only issue I have with it is occasional dropping wifi but i've read that is a problem with the wifi card that they keeo failing to rectify with driver updates. Might swap it for another card at some point but I can't be bothered getting inside of it again as it hasn't been designed for any easy upgarde acccess.
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Andy c says...
"Might swap it for another card at some point but I can't be bothered getting inside of it again as it hasn't been designed for any easy upgarde acccess.
one of the kids' laptops does that, bought a usb wifi dongle, problem solved, don't buy a cheap no branded one off ebay though, they tend to stop working after not long :(
Well, cracked the case and there's definitely no space for another slot on the underside of the MB, and even if there was, it'll take a better man than me to take that bugger apart.
Ram arrives tomorrow, and I'll look into an SSD later. I have experience with porting to a new drive after doing the same with my PC a few months ago.
So were you running out of RAM?
It's not quite as straightforward going to a smaller HDD but simple enough though.
We will pay the price but we will not count the cost..
Welp, after looking in the completely wrong place, it turns out 16gb is a bit much for the MB to handle, 12 being the maximum. Oh well, at least the returns policy allows for such fubars.
Maybe I'll spend the refund on that SSD after all.