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ianhnz
14-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Hi guys.

I now have a Panasonic CF-50 laptop running Xp Pro and 512 MB's ram

It's running as slow as XXXXXXXXXX and starting to drive me nuts.

I Googled and it can, I think, go upto 1.5 GB's system ram.

My question is, would this speed it up?

I use C Cleaned and clean out the prefect often and takes anything from 15 seconds upwards to start a program or some worse. Take to make a cupper delay.

Was thinking going Linux, but what would be the easiest and fastest on this machine?

Thank you,

Ian

Nick G
14-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Yes, a ram boost would speed it up.
For linux distros, Mint with MATE would be my pick for a nice combination of speed and features. Also, the learning curve to it coming from windows is about as low as you can get.

http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_nadia_whatsnew.php#mate

Speedy Gonzales
14-12-2012, 05:29 PM
According to the Panasonic site its a toughbook? And depending on what it says after CF-50, will tell you how much ram it supports

This depends on the specific model number:

CF-50W/Y (Mk1) -- On-board 256MB. Expandable to 768MB

CF-50A/B/X (Mk2) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 768MB or 1,024MB

CF-50D/E/F/G/H (Mk3) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,024MB or 1280MB

CF-50L/M (Mk4) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,280MB or 1,536MB

CF-50J/K (Mk5) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,280MB or 1,536MB

It also depends on the above, on what the CPU is in it

This depends on the specific model number:

CF-50W/Y (Mk1) -- IntelŪ Mobile PentiumŪ 4 Processor-M 1.9GHz

CF-50A/B/X (Mk2) -- IntelŪ Mobile PentiumŪ 4 Processor-M 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz

CF-50D/E/F/G/H (Mk3) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.4GHz OR 1.6GHz

CF-50L/M (Mk4) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.7GHz

CF-50J/K (Mk5) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.5GHz

ianhnz
14-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Yes, a ram boost would speed it up.
For linux distros, Mint with MATE would be my pick for a nice combination of speed and features. Also, the learning curve to it coming from windows is about as low as you can get.

http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_nadia_whatsnew.php#mate

I tried that, after your post, as I had it on DVD.
Started up okay, but lappy only running off wireless and I could work out how to set it up.
Not as simple as Windoz

ianhnz
14-12-2012, 07:47 PM
According to the Panasonic site its a toughbook? And depending on what it says after CF-50, will tell you how much ram it supports

This depends on the specific model number:

CF-50W/Y (Mk1) -- On-board 256MB. Expandable to 768MB

CF-50A/B/X (Mk2) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 768MB or 1,024MB

CF-50D/E/F/G/H (Mk3) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,024MB or 1280MB

CF-50L/M (Mk4) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,280MB or 1,536MB

CF-50J/K (Mk5) -- On-board 256MB or 512MB. Expandable to 1,280MB or 1,536MB

It also depends on the above, on what the CPU is in it

This depends on the specific model number:

CF-50W/Y (Mk1) -- IntelŪ Mobile PentiumŪ 4 Processor-M 1.9GHz

CF-50A/B/X (Mk2) -- IntelŪ Mobile PentiumŪ 4 Processor-M 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz

CF-50D/E/F/G/H (Mk3) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.4GHz OR 1.6GHz

CF-50L/M (Mk4) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.7GHz

CF-50J/K (Mk5) -- IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 1.5GHz

Okay I'll have a look, altter and report back.

gary67
14-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Personally I would go for Puppy as it runs almost exclusively from RAM as its so small, its a tiny download and can be run off a flash drive if your notebook can boot from it instructions here (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/put-lucid-puppy-on-usb-flash-drive-from-windows/).

Puppy is actually fairly easy to set up too, I'm not a Linux user really yet even I worked it out

ianhnz
14-12-2012, 09:41 PM
Personally I would go for Puppy as it runs almost exclusively from RAM as its so small, its a tiny download and can be run off a flash drive if your notebook can boot from it instructions here (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/put-lucid-puppy-on-usb-flash-drive-from-windows/).

Puppy is actually fairly easy to set up too, I'm not a Linux user really yet even I worked it out

I've looked a few Linux, this past year, but each time I can not set up the wireless..:help::help:

Agent_24
15-12-2012, 12:05 AM
Puppy is nice but I find it a bit limited and I prefer distros that you can install to drive and upgrade without having to reinstall.

As for WiFi, probably some driver issue. Can you post the model of your WiFi card?

ianhnz
15-12-2012, 08:33 AM
Puppy is nice but I find it a bit limited and I prefer distros that you can install to drive and upgrade without having to reinstall.

As for WiFi, probably some driver issue. Can you post the model of your WiFi card?

I know the is a Linux club, in Tauranga and I guess I''ll just have to make a visit, next year.