Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook with 512Mb Ram and 120Gb HDD £150 Instore @ Asda
In Sapphire Blue
Found this instore at the Asda at Stockton this afternoon. Not sure whether its online tho'
Sapphire Blue, Linpus Linux® Lite version , 8.9" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, Intel® Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache), 512Mb RAM, 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive with SD Card reader for storage Expansion, Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset up to 8MB Shared Graphics Memory, Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, 3-cell Li-ion battery pack, Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 5-in-1 card reader, 3* USB 2.0
Installing XP via USB - http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/install-windows-xp-using-usb-flash-disk.html
Barcode - 471284210964
- Mr Hunterhttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq_7MbTg3hE
- Mr Hunter
Ram Upgrade Videohttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1MBuizr_s4
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To make XP look like Vista and Morehttp://www.crystalxp.net/bricopack/en.htm
- Mr Hunter
FAN AND CPU CONTROL:
There are two good applications to control fan control - AA1 fan control (google it for links) and A1CTL. However, only one controls the CPU speed too (A1CTL)
I recommend everyone use A1CTL as it is a much more powerful utility. It allows you to set when the fan is off, when the fan is on low (AA1 doesn't allow this) and when the fan is on full power. Alongside this, it also allows CPU throttling - so that when you are on battery power it will restrict the CPU to 800Mhz (highly recommended). This results in the advertised 3 hours battery life! It also allows you to turn on and off Aspire One components and fiddle with the screen settings (for those that really need more than 600 pixels. Oh, and interestingly it fixed the HDD clicking sound some (including myself) have seen on some of these laptops (its due to poor hdd memory management and can be disabled with this app).
Firstly, A1CTL has a homepage at http://nodadev.wordpress.com/
- you can download the application at http://noda.free.fr/dev/a1ctl_v0.4.rar
... you'll need winrar (www.rarlabs.com) to open it - and extract the files to c:a1ctl
Once downloaded, you'll need to install this runtime: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=25437D98-51D0-41C1-BB14-64662F5F62FE&displaylang=en
Now, try running c:a1ctla1ctl.exe - if it gives you a .ocx error, follow the instructions here:http://www.majorgeeks.com/faqshow.php?id=8
- after registering the .ocx file you'll be able to run a1ctl.exe
Now, it will ask you to patch the ACPIEC - i cannot remember what this does but I think its a good thing (read more on the net - you can always undo it later). Once the application is running, click on it in the system tray, and choose Configure.
Here you can set all the fan speed temps etc... I am currently using stop under 55c, slow at 60c and full fan at 65c. Most people will tell you its safe to allow the machine to run up to 70c - its your call!
Also, you can choose to restrict the CPU to 800Mhz when on Battery - to do this, choose 800Mhz when on battery power, and Dynamic when on AC power. Dynamic will allow the system to go to 1.6Gz when an application needs it - however of course it uses more battery power!
Good luck, and a special thanks to Scotty!
For any technical support related to the Aspire One there is a very well established community created specifically for discussing the Aspire One. Please post any technical question you may have in regards to your newly purchased Aspire One at the Aspire One User forums rather than here, this forum is not for support, rather to discuss the deal.
Aspire One User Forum - http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/
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Can't go wrong for a fiver!
- Bristle Hound
How to update drivers in Windows XP -http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/updatedriverxp.htm
Thanks Scotty Boy
All the XP drivers in one download of 140.5mb in zip file at http://www.aspireoneguide.com/xpdrivers.html
Top 'download now' tab
- Bristle Hound
To play Divx files if sticking with Linux, is to install VLC player, which then supports Divx. The media player supplied does not come with Divx codecs.
Instructions to download VLC are here:http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/11/installing-vlc-09-on-aspire-one-linux.html
Installing Office on Windows XP (good site if your having an error whilst installing Office):http://churchit.blogspot.com/2007/09/windows-installer-service-cannot-update.html
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