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EEEPC 701 4g XP: Overclock to 900mhz VS 2GB Ram Upgrade

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hello one and all, im after giving my EEEPC a little tune up on the hardware front.

Im currently using a Nlited Version of XP Pro, stock 512mb Ram, No Page File and Temp folder has been moved to SDHC class 4 8gb card.

What is a better idea, overclocking the CPU to its native 900mhz or spending a little money and upgrading the RAM to 2GB?

Answer and reasoning would be appreciated...
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
You can't really call it overclocking since it's underclocked to begin with!

Download eeectl and tinker, battery life will suffer though there will be a noticeable improvement.
#2
do both. i have eeectl on my gf's eee running it at 900mhz and installed 1gb ram. It makes a nice difference. Seeing as eeectl is free anyway i see no reason as to why you wouldnt have it.
#3
It might be a waste of money putting 2GB in this system because your system may not need it . Some of the older systems are only upgradable to 1GB. Obviously you can 2 in it, but it probably doesnt need it. My friends laptop is a dell latitude 610 or 620, anyway i read on the net that its only upgradeable to 1GB max. Maybe you should google yours, might save yourself a few bob. If you need 512mb DDR2 sdram i got a spare brand new if you want.
#4
Well increasing the CPU to 900Mhz will decrease it's already short battery life so I wouldn't do that, I don't know if the ram will affect it but if it's just higher density it hopefully won't have that much of an effect.
#5
Looks like you're running the same setup as me, mate. :)

My XP is n-lited to hell and I'm still in the process of tweaking it perfectly for my EEE 701. Not messed with overclocking just yet, though I do have eeectl on there, will be trying it out next week.

How many secs is your eee taking to boot up under XP now?
#6
Because i'm still faffing with my first USB multiboot installation its not that snappy about 30sec including 1sec grub delay... :( rubbish

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