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Hard drive upgrade for acer aspire one 532h

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April 11, 2010 3:11:38 PM

is there a size limit of what hard drive I can use in the netbook. I want to put a 640 GB drive in it to It so I can copy my shows from my media center PC. Also can I go higher than 2 GB of ram. I installed windows 7 home premium 64 bit on it. It runs allot better with that than windows 7 starter. Also Is the cpu part of the board and cannot be removed. I would love to go to a 2 GHZ atom CPU.
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April 11, 2010 4:23:56 PM

Going from a 1.66Ghz Atom to a 2.0Ghz Atom CPU would be such a minuscule performance upgrade it's just not worth the trouble/cost.
The upgrade to 2GB of RAM, on the other hard, might be a worthy upgrade and cost about $50-60. 4GB? Again, probably not enough of an increase in performance over 2GB, given that Atom single core CPU doesn't multi-task well, to make it worthwhile.
Any 2.5" 9.5mm thick laptop HDD drive should work OK. Just check that the power requirements are the same spec.
Note that the 532h has an available a free mini PCI-e slot which can be used for upgrading, perhaps a Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator.

April 11, 2010 6:20:51 PM

Does any one make a wireless duel band modual for these laptops.
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a c 572 D Laptop
April 11, 2010 7:33:10 PM

Yes; Intel WiFi Link 5300 (and others)
But why would you want to add a dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi card to a netbook that already has 802.11n Wi-Fi?
April 11, 2010 8:32:34 PM

I want more range and faster wireless.
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April 11, 2010 10:59:19 PM

jchambers2586 said:
I want more range and faster wireless.
Don't forget you need matching dual band routers where you use your netbook to take advantage of your dual band wireless N mini-card.

Sorry; putting an aftermarket dual band wireless N mini-card into a slooooow netbook is going to leave you with a slow netbook after the upgrade.

April 11, 2010 11:54:21 PM

This was a gift from my GF who know nothing about computers. is there a way to make this thing not slow. I am used to working and building desktop computers this in uncharted territory for me. I have been building desk tops for 15 years.

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July 29, 2010 7:19:55 PM
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WR2 said:
Going from a 1.66Ghz Atom to a 2.0Ghz Atom CPU would be such a minuscule performance upgrade it's just not worth the trouble/cost.
The upgrade to 2GB of RAM, on the other hard, might be a worthy upgrade and cost about $50-60. 4GB? Again, probably not enough of an increase in performance over 2GB, given that Atom single core CPU doesn't multi-task well, to make it worthwhile.
Any 2.5" 9.5mm thick laptop HDD drive should work OK. Just check that the power requirements are the same spec.
Note that the 532h has an available a free mini PCI-e slot which can be used for upgrading, perhaps a Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator.

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Sorry for bringing this back from the dead, but which would be a better upgrade: 2GB of RAM or the Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator? I would like better video playback/less CPU usage on video conferencing calls such as Skype and Oovoo. It stutters and is at 100% CPU usage currently.

Running windows 7 professional (x86). Currently 1GB of RAM, which runs all I want to run fine right now.

Thanks for your help!
August 5, 2010 7:32:39 AM

I put a 500 GB sea gate momentus xt drive in my net book it boots really fast and cost less than a ssd.
August 8, 2010 12:06:44 AM

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