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userfriendly1992
January 22nd, 2013, 11:12 PM
How good is my laptop netbook?

I don't know if this belongs here but..
This what my system specs are:
Ubuntu
Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit
Kernel Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae
GNOME 3.4.2

Hardware
Memory: 989.9 MiB
Processor: Intel® Atom™ CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz × 4
Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600
Available disk space: 260 GiB

Laptop specs
RAM: 1GB DDR3
10.1" LED LCD (1,024x600)
Gateway LT4010u

Priced at $228. Was this worth less or more than the price?

Also how do I get more RAM?? Where can I go to get the RAM I need? Can I even add more RAM to this machine?

cbennett926
January 23rd, 2013, 12:29 AM
You definitely got exactly what its worth so thats good! You can make it waaay better for only $20ish USD here's a link of the best tech store:

http://www.newegg.com

You can't upgrade your processor, but as long as you aren't doing anything too intense (photo, video, and hardcore gaming) you should be fine. Ubuntu is really light on resources, however I would still recommend anything at or above 2 gigs RAM. RAM allows you to run multiple applications at a time as well as run better effects within Unity. Your graphics isn't too shabby compared to the rest of the specs, I ran Unity just fine on a much older version of Intel Graphics.

One quick question, is that a netbook? If so I am not entirely sure if you can upgrade the RAM due to the whole casing being one closed piece. You might look on the bottom if there is a latch that you can unscrew to put RAM in, there will be a litte picture of some kind.


Can you also post the make and model of this system so we can know better what we are looking at?

userfriendly1992
January 23rd, 2013, 12:57 AM
You definitely got exactly what its worth so thats good! You can make it waaay better for only $20ish USD here's a link of the best tech store:

http://www.newegg.com

You can't upgrade your processor, but as long as you aren't doing anything too intense (photo, video, and hardcore gaming) you should be fine. Ubuntu is really light on resources, however I would still recommend anything at or above 2 gigs RAM. RAM allows you to run multiple applications at a time as well as run better effects within Unity. Your graphics isn't too shabby compared to the rest of the specs, I ran Unity just fine on a much older version of Intel Graphics.

One quick question, is that a netbook? If so I am not entirely sure if you can upgrade the RAM due to the whole casing being one closed piece. You might look on the bottom if there is a latch that you can unscrew to put RAM in, there will be a litte picture of some kind.


Can you also post the make and model of this system so we can know better what we are looking at?

It is a Gateway LT4010u. I now know how to get to the RAM. I just don't want to spend some good money on a 4GB+ RAM if it cant support it. However, something that did surprised me is if you had 4-even 10GB of RAM the windows 7 starter (preinstalled) shows it only as 2GB. (The windows can not utilize it.) I am curious, how much can Ubuntu 12.04 Precise utilize?

fontis
January 23rd, 2013, 02:14 AM
It is a Gateway LT4010u. I now know how to get to the RAM. I just don't want to spend some good money on a 4GB+ RAM if it cant support it. However, something that did surprised me is if you had 4-even 10GB of RAM the windows 7 starter (preinstalled) shows it only as 2GB. (The windows can not utilize it.) I am curious, how much can Ubuntu 12.04 Precise utilize?

Probably becase you're running a 32-bit installation instead of a 64-bit installation.. :P

userfriendly1992
January 23rd, 2013, 02:18 AM
Probably becase you're running a 32-bit installation instead of a 64-bit installation.. :P

Nah, it can run both. On Ubuntu it says I'm running 32-bit, while Windows said I was running 64-bit. Don't know why its different on Windows than Ubuntu.

Plus I read somewhere it can run both, but as far as I know, it was running the 64-bit installation.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
January 23rd, 2013, 03:00 AM
It is a Gateway LT4010u. I now know how to get to the RAM. I just don't want to spend some good money on a 4GB+ RAM if it cant support it. However, something that did surprised me is if you had 4-even 10GB of RAM the windows 7 starter (preinstalled) shows it only as 2GB. (The windows can not utilize it.) I am curious, how much can Ubuntu 12.04 Precise utilize?
system only supports 2gb max
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600000406&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SrchInDesc=1333&Page=1&PageSize=20

cbennett926
January 23rd, 2013, 03:52 AM
system only supports 2gb max
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600000406&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SrchInDesc=1333&Page=1&PageSize=20



If that's the case I would get as fast of 2 gigs as possible!

jonedney
January 23rd, 2013, 03:58 AM
Yeah, drop some more RAM in that bad boy and you'll be even better.

userfriendly1992
January 23rd, 2013, 05:19 AM
system only supports 2gb max
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600000406&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SrchInDesc=1333&Page=1&PageSize=20

Why wouldn't this one work?
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333mhz-PC3-10666-204-pin-CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9/dp/B002YUF8ZG

Cheesemill
January 24th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Because the motherboard only supports a maximum of 2GB. This is a hardware limitation that can't be worked around.

Read the specs on the Gateway website...

http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/NU.WZMAA.006

Warren Hill
January 24th, 2013, 12:58 PM
Why wouldn't this one work?
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333mhz-PC3-10666-204-pin-CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9/dp/B002YUF8ZG

You would probably find that it works but you only get to use 2GiB of RAM. Its all to do with the width of the address bus on the mother board so no point trying to install more than 2GiB