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Smile Dell mini 9 XP stuttering - 11-02-2009, 05:13 PM

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I have a brand new Dell mini 9 which came with ubuntu. 4 gb ssd

I have installed windows xp SP3 on it.
The installation went fine but post installation, The system freezes now and then which is quite annoying.

The main purpose of installing XP is to attach mini to majicjack VOIP.

Can anyone tell me the reason why the freezing occurs and how can i fix it?

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Default 11-02-2009, 05:21 PM

How much free space do you have on your drive? You may need to get a bigger SSD.

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Default 11-02-2009, 05:22 PM

The problem is usually attributed to poor SSD write performance. Software tweaks can reduce or eliminate the problem, but it is fundamentally a hardware problem.

I have made tweaks to improve the performance of my 4GB SSD, like partition alignment and using a RAM disk for some files, like Firefox's cache files.

This thread might be worth a look. It's about a buffering program for XP, designed to help slow SSDs. (I've never used the program, so I don't personally know how well it works.)

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Cool 11-02-2009, 06:12 PM

I really don't know how anyone could get by on a 4gb I don't care whether its an SSD or HD..4gb is just ridiculous, my flash drive is double that, my SD card is 4gb and my HD is 500gb and that's only my Mini 10, and I can load 'whatever', 'whenever', or 'just because I can' on it, I guess if it suits your needs its ok, but I could NEVER get by with that, I got 2 terabytes on my Server, 1 1/2 terabytes on my Backup (Mirror System) Server and unfortunately only 250gb on my big 17 inch HP laptop, only because its a IDE drive and I don't think they make anything larger than a 320gb (Best Buy didn't have it). in an IDE config, if they did I would probably buy it, after all its only money (I actually wanted a terabyte for the mini, but they are 12.5mm and the cage in the Mini will only fit 9mm drives)..but I guess its to each his/her own....just my 0.02...

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Default 11-02-2009, 06:36 PM

LOL i have a dell mini 9 with 32 GB runcore, 2 gb ram and OSX

but this brand new mini is for my friend who is a noob and cant get past Windows XP

yeah even i believe the stuttering is due to those cheap SSDs dell throws at us.

I will try what reflex told to fix the problem.

Thanks guys for your replies
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