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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by MibunoOokami View Post
    If I understand correctly, an SSD would make the system faster but that wouldn't do anything for playing a video? There's still so much I don't know.
    An SSD makes programs read from the disk faster, (because generally, the CPU sits around waiting on the hard drive whenever it needs something from it)

    And as far as that CPU, I'm rather surprised it can't play DVD's. There's nothing CPU-intensive about them, and I played them successfully on a 400MHz Celeron back in the day. (1/4 the CPU speed you have)

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by MibunoOokami View Post
    What type of software solutions should I be looking for?
    Which versions of Buntu have you tried until now?
    If you install Buntu 17.10 remember to download a new ISO file.

    Old files might contain a bug which can damage UEFI hardware. Updating an existing installation and upgrading to 17.10 (if one has faith in upgrades in general) are safe.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by MibunoOokami View Post
    If I understand correctly, an SSD would make the system faster but that wouldn't do anything for playing a video? There's still so much I don't know.



    Did you have the same video problems? If so were you able to overcome them?
    SSD will certainly help with disk performance, but it will not help with video rendering, etc.

    Overall video performance wasn't terrible for me but it didn't work that great either. I did upgrade the memory in the ones I owned.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Which versions of Buntu have you tried until now?
    Only U.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    I mean the release numbers.
    If you install Buntu 17.10 remember to download a new ISO file.

    Old files might contain a bug which can damage UEFI hardware. Updating an existing installation and upgrading to 17.10 (if one has faith in upgrades in general) are safe.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    I mean the release numbers.
    Sorry, thought you meant K, X, U etc. I've only tried 12.04 LTS.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    In that case I would try Lubuntu 13.10 for comparison.
    If you install Buntu 17.10 remember to download a new ISO file.

    Old files might contain a bug which can damage UEFI hardware. Updating an existing installation and upgrading to 17.10 (if one has faith in upgrades in general) are safe.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    In that case I would try Lubuntu 13.10 for comparison.
    I was trying the live version but early into the session, before I could try videos it became unresponsive. After a reboot, it gives error messages about an internal error which I forgot to write down, though I vaguely recall it having the words executable and GTK. Lost access to internet as well as the wifi and battery icons, and all the options such as reboot, shut down, suspend, hibernate etc all disappeared to. I restarted a few times and nothing changed.
    I'll try making another USB startup disk and see if that helps. Hopefully it's not related to my hardware.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    You could also try to install the mini.iso first and add the desktop environment later:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lu...MinimalInstall
    If you install Buntu 17.10 remember to download a new ISO file.

    Old files might contain a bug which can damage UEFI hardware. Updating an existing installation and upgrading to 17.10 (if one has faith in upgrades in general) are safe.

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    Re: SSD and/or CPU upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    You could also try to install the mini.iso first and add the desktop environment later:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lu...MinimalInstall
    I didn't get a chance to retry the USB start up disk over the weekend and will skip it for now and just try the mini version later tonight. Will keep you posted.

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