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Default Geting the best preformance from my 10v... - 02-14-2010, 11:37 PM

I have a 10v with the N270, and W7 starter

2gb of ram is on its way
I allready installed GMA booster(what's the min $$ required)
I know setFSB won't work on the 10v, but is there some other program that will?

what can I do to make games play smother? I understand that this isn't made for "gaming" but I need somthing to do in my free time

I want to be able to play KOTOR 1/2, quake 2, etc.



EDIT:

this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220487192856&afsrc=1
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Intel 2GB Half Size Turbo Memory MINI PCI-E Flash Card - eBay (item 180403073794 end time Feb-28-10 13:11:10 PST)
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BroadCom BCM970012 Mini PCI-e HD Decoder Chipset 4 UMPC - eBay (item 320440598891 end time Feb-22-10 23:19:15 PST)
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Default 02-15-2010, 03:26 PM

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I have a 10v with the N270, and W7 starter

2gb of ram is on its way
I allready installed GMA booster(what's the min $$ required)
I know setFSB won't work on the 10v, but is there some other program that will?

what can I do to make games play smother? I understand that this isn't made for "gaming" but I need somthing to do in my free time

I want to be able to play KOTOR 1/2, quake 2, etc.



EDIT:

this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220487192856&afsrc=1
+
Intel 2GB Half Size Turbo Memory MINI PCI-E Flash Card - eBay (item 180403073794 end time Feb-28-10 13:11:10 PST)
or
BroadCom BCM970012 Mini PCI-e HD Decoder Chipset 4 UMPC - eBay (item 320440598891 end time Feb-22-10 23:19:15 PST)
=???
You'd have to solder that first thing to the motherboard for a start. Secondly no one's confirmed (as far as I know) that any of those things work correctly. If they don't at best you waste some money and at worst you wreck your 10v in the process.

Your best bet sadly if you want to be able to play games on it is to find low powered or old games that work well on it. There's not much you can do to upgrade its gaming abilities other than some software tweaks and an extra gig of RAM though.
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Cool 02-15-2010, 04:13 PM

if nothing else they make good doorstops on windy days, or maybe a really cool looking paperweight (lol)


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Default 02-15-2010, 09:28 PM

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You'd have to solder that first thing to the motherboard for a start. Secondly no one's confirmed (as far as I know) that any of those things work correctly. If they don't at best you waste some money and at worst you wreck your 10v in the process.

Your best bet sadly if you want to be able to play games on it is to find low powered or old games that work well on it. There's not much you can do to upgrade its gaming abilities other than some software tweaks and an extra gig of RAM though.
well, I'll be the guine pig then I'll have to wait untill my check comes though
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Default 02-16-2010, 08:41 PM

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You'd have to solder that first thing to the motherboard for a start.
I think you're thinking about the 10 not the 10v. The 10v has a standard DDR2 memory slot and I easily popped out the 1GB, put 2GB into my 10v and it works great. You have to take the netbook apart to get to it, but it doesn't require any soldering. As long as I had the netbook open, I upgraded the HD too.

I just got my 10v to triple boot the stock Dell version of Ubuntu, Mac OSX, and Win7 Professional and so far everything from sound to the external monitor works, so the next step is the iPhone SDK and games.


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Default 02-16-2010, 11:17 PM

no, that is a PCI-e slot for a HD decoder card, or intel booster...
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Default 02-17-2010, 12:24 AM

Please post with your results!
I am eager to know what's the performance improvement!
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Default 02-17-2010, 02:55 PM

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I think you're thinking about the 10 not the 10v. The 10v has a standard DDR2 memory slot and I easily popped out the 1GB, put 2GB into my 10v and it works great. You have to take the netbook apart to get to it, but it doesn't require any soldering. As long as I had the netbook open, I upgraded the HD too.

I just got my 10v to triple boot the stock Dell version of Ubuntu, Mac OSX, and Win7 Professional and so far everything from sound to the external monitor works, so the next step is the iPhone SDK and games.


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I was talking about the stuff he linked in his original post, namely the mini-PCIE socket. That would require soldering to the motherboard in order for it to work.
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Default 02-24-2010, 11:18 PM

hi

i'm trying to run this
Intel 9xx Soldiers.Sans.Frontiers
still without success
I didn't find anyone trying it on dell 10v
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