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Master Geek


# 261487 30-Nov-2019 09:32
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I have just bought a HP Notebook - 14-af113au which has 4GB hynix 1RX16 PC3 L 12800S ram from Trademe to use as a TV box,  But the video is jerky whilst tryingto watch TV would I benefit by upping the ram to 8GB or is not going to be very good as its a 1.5 GHz AMD Quad-Core A4-5000 APU with Radeon HD 8330 Graphics


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2363353 30-Nov-2019 09:44
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The processor is a gutless wonder, 4GB is just enough but 8GB would be better but the biggest gain you will get is installing a SSD in the laptop.

 

This MAY help but I dont think it will resolve all your issues.

 

Personally I would bin it and look for something better suited to the job like an in intel NUC

 

 

 

John





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Master Geek


  # 2363366 30-Nov-2019 10:12
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SATTV:

 

The processor is a gutless wonder, 4GB is just enough but 8GB would be better but the biggest gain you will get is installing a SSD in the laptop.

 

This MAY help but I dont think it will resolve all your issues.

 

Personally I would bin it and look for something better suited to the job like an in intel NUC

 

 

 

John

 

 

I fitted a SSD and it didn't make that much difference,  I have an Intel NUC and Apple TV.

 

It was just something to mess with really as bought for $40 screen not working, I could buy 8GB ram also Trademe for $50.

 

So you don't think its worth it?


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 2364536 2-Dec-2019 11:53
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Its an old, low spec laptop. With an old vid chip.
Adding RAM wont change that .

 

My very (very) old HTPC has some vid decoding issues on some vids . I had to upgrade the vid card to something newer, that made all the difference .


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