Solved i have an intel atom processor. can it be upgraded??

July 7, 2012 at 00:42:40
Specs: Windows XP, 2GB
i have an intel atom processor on my netbook. the netbook has 2GB RAM, 250GB hard disk. The problem with the netbook is that the speed is very slow. I was wondering whether the processor can be upgraded??

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July 7, 2012 at 01:26:43
They are soldered direct to the mainboard, if it is slow it is more than likely your netbook is full of junk software, or you have two many programs running in the background.

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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July 7, 2012 at 06:22:51
The Atom isn't a great CPU but it's not the problem. A netbook is called a NET-book for a reason. It's primary design purpose is interNET usage. It's not a notebook & shouldn't be treated like one.

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July 7, 2012 at 09:10:53
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Yes, the processor could be replaced but I doubt you can. It takes special tools that a only line techs have access to usually. Even if you did that the system would be slow.

Now if you were happy with the speed at one time then that may be some thing we could fix.

Hang up and live.

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July 7, 2012 at 11:55:50
check your startup and uncheck ALL things that don't need to run....The only thing that should run is your AV.
Also, if you are running Norton or McAfee, DUMP them and get a free AV that uses less resources.

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July 7, 2012 at 12:17:48
What would you upgrade it to, another atom?

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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July 7, 2012 at 16:48:56
As above:
Change your antivirus program to Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials (If you have Norton or McAfee you will need to download their uninstaller to remove completely)
Uninstall programs you do not use
Use msconfig Start Tab and uncheck all except antivirus program and Microsoft, Apply and restart the machine
Do not keep too many windows or browser tabs open at the same time
Make sure that your hard drive has at least 15% free space, delete files if not. Use an external drive if needed.
Avoid many online games that specifically run slow
If this does not make it fast enough, get a laptop or a desktop.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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