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Topic # 84348 29-May-2011 08:45
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I Have recently just bought a Hp Mini 110-3627TU i am very impressed with this netbook, battery is excellent the only problem is that is slow i expected this issue i just run messenger and the internet and email and it just can be slow open and loading these applications, would upgrading the RAM be worth it? Any Help would be greatly appreciated, feel free to ask any questions

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  Reply # 475324 29-May-2011 08:49
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More RAM is always good. The HP Mini is a good machine, but it also has a lot of stuff installed - you might have to go through the startup items and remove whatever is really not needed.

If it's a 1GB laptop, you should really be using 2GB.






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  Reply # 475325 29-May-2011 08:55
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ok thanks, what sort of ram is reccomended?

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  Reply # 475329 29-May-2011 09:08
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I bought some ram for mine at DSE... was less than $100

WAAAY faster than what it was.


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  Reply # 475331 29-May-2011 09:09
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Yes I would recommend uninstalling what's called "bloatware" from HP. Most other manufacturers install bloatware too - in other words, stuff that you don't really need!



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  Reply # 475347 29-May-2011 10:40
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can u send me a link to that ram from thr website please

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  Reply # 475387 29-May-2011 12:02
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I'd suggest you take it to your local Dick Smith store to make sure you get the right RAM

EDIT: Mine is a year old now (Mini 210) and uses slower ram so you'd be better off finding it yourself (so i don't steer you wrong)

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  Reply # 475397 29-May-2011 12:21
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According to this it has 1333 mhz DDR3.
http://bit.ly/jYeqpC
I purchased a 1333 mhz stick from PB Tech for around $60 (Now $52, darn computer parts pricing!) which has been perfect in my Samsung netbook. It speeds up launching a little, but multitasking is much improved.
http://bit.ly/itcrxj


*EDIT*- confirm RAM type before buying. 
PB also has this which looks promising
http://bit.ly/jS2Dze
I have read that the HP netbook can be picky for RAM, so hopefully the Kingston from PB should work perfectly.




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  Reply # 475399 29-May-2011 12:24
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Dick Smith will be more expensive than most of the computer shops around. I would recommend taking it into PB Tech (if you are close to one) and they will sort the RAM for you.

Or, you could use something like http://www.kingston.com which will give you a Kingston RAM model number. You can then put that model number into http://www.pricespy.co.nz and you will find the cheapest source for the RAM.




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  Reply # 475484 29-May-2011 17:51
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To speed up load times on Internet try using Google Chrome, it's load times are very fast.
If your using Vista or Win7 os then a fast SD card could help speeds via ready boost.
2GB should help also.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner is a good up to edit who program load and don't load at startup. It lets you disable item, in-case you find that something running was needed.

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  Reply # 475491 29-May-2011 18:01
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  Reply # 475585 29-May-2011 21:23
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For the HP Mini 110-3627TU...

From what I have been able to determine...

The correct part is
2GB
DDR3-1333
PC3-10600
SODIMM 204 pin.
Has CL9 spec.

Looks like
PC3-10666
with CL8, lower latency will also work.

Interesting that CPU-Z reports DDR2 on my 110-3627TU
PC-Wizard reports DDR3.

Having said all the above I bought a 2GB A-Ram PC3-10600.
Computer would not go at all.
The 1GB original work ok again.
The A-Ram SODIMM has been returned for replacement.

Maybe the HP Mini is fussy about Ram.

Nice Mini.... I will be happier when I get the 2GB Ram sorted and going.

Cheers











 




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  Reply # 475589 29-May-2011 21:40
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I just brought the HP dm1 , its freaken awesome :D

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  Reply # 475924 30-May-2011 20:09
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Well the replacement A-Ram PC3-10600 didn't work.
Very disappointing.
Back to looking for memory that will work.





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  Reply # 477488 3-Jun-2011 16:13
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hairy1: Dick Smith will be more expensive than most of the computer shops around. I would recommend taking it into PB Tech (if you are close to one) and they will sort the RAM for you.


good choice man! as it is a dual core, beats the socks off any other single core netboks :P

I got an HP dual core netbook too

upgraded it to 2gigs of RAM, I'd recommend going to PBTech and asking them nicely for RAM to install it themselves (which they did for me for free)

as it can be a bit picky with what it will work with... we had to try about 3 or 4 different kinds before one worked with my HP netbook (think it was something because HP had underclocked from the usual the speed of the RAM with the original chip?)




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