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    So, I'm a hoarder and keep all my working computers around to put in various places to always have internet access. I've had an old HP Mini 110-1025DX since 2009, I never used it all that much, but I've ran XP, Win 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 on it. XP and Windows 7 were fine but ever since the Windows 10 Creators update, it is nearly unusable. It was a lot better on the OG Win 10 release. Video is useless. I thought maybe it was the driver that MS installed or the fact that it only has 1gb of ram.

    Just for giggles, I re-installed XP and tested video with Firefox and it was smooth. Handled 720p on youtube like butter. I don't want to run XP though and am trying to figure out how to smooth out Windows 10 (if all else fails, I've no qualms to go back to Windows 7). I ordered a 2gb ram stick that arrives tomorrow, but I don't think that is going to solve the video issues. Just sitting under Windows 10, it's using up nearly all the ram on a 1gb stick. Edge runs awful, Chrome runs awful.... Once I put in the new ram, I'll try Firefox 56 as well.

    I know it's old hardware and I shouldn't expect much, but has anybody else had any luck getting these old fossils with old Atom N270 and Intel 945GM on board running smooth? Anybody have experience with these programs like GMABooster that supposedly boost the Intel graphics? I considered also ordering a cheap 49 dollar 160gb SSD, but still... don't see how that could smooth the video.

    I already own multiple replacements for this device, but there is something about the old netbook form factor that just can't be beaten. They take a beating and still are nearly indestructible, can hide under a pillow, tossed abut anywhere and you can hold them one handed. <3
    Last edited by Bbeelzebub; 02-10-2018 at 06:50 AM.
    02-10-2018 02:01 AM

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