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    SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    I've got an ASUS X58L laptop, and it doenst get much use due to it being so slow. I want to give it to my grand mother as she needs something to read her emails on as her pc is just too old now (pushing 12 years). I am thinking of just spending around £90 on it and adding a stick of 2gb ram and a 120gb SSD. Would this be viable?

    also am I able to just clone the current HDD to the SSD as I don't have a 32bit win vista basic cd for a fresh install.

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    120gb-sandisk-extreme-25 SSD

    The laptop currently takes 5 mins to start up and a minute to just open Firefox

    EDIT: ram I'm looking to get is 2gb-corsair-ddr2-so-dimm-pc2-6400-(800mhz)-200-pin

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    would suggest a crucial or samsung drive myself for reliability

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    the sandisk one is cheap and this isn't sata3 so no need for top range ssd
    however I would suggest getting one of the upgrade kits, esp the kingston ones, as they include both drive mirroring software and a 2.5" enclosure so you can turn the old hard drive into a portable drive.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/341352-kingsto...-svp200s3b-60g that's only a 60gb ssd, but that's plenty for an internet/office machine.
    Make sure to do a general clear up, delete out temporary files and download folder, they can quickly fill up and they can have a major effect of log on times as they are part of the user profile, the speed difference between a profile over 100mb vs under 20mb is very noticeable (also why I'm getting annoyed at so many bits of software now installing themselves into a user appdata folder instead of in programs files or all user appdata)

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    would just upgrading the RAM by adding 2 GB give the machine a significant enough boost?
    The Laptop is just frustratingly slow (However, i do use my main PC which is ridiculously quick and boots up in 30 seconds so that could be one factor)

    If i was to go to £100, and only buy an extra 1GB RAM so i hav ore to spend on the SSD, could i get an SSD kit for around £90?

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    how big is the hdd in it ?

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    how big is the hdd in it ?
    The current HDD is 120GB, however I have noticed that not more than 50 GB of space is taken up.

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    Re: SSD in laptop, Laptop upgrade

    Sweet idea man! Never thought of that. The only trouble is that you don't have much room for storage...

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