Help speeding up my Netbook

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Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:47 AM

More specifically i only wanna be able to run VB.Net a bit quicker. I have

http://www.bestbuy.c...3&skuId=9705442



Will visual studio 2010 express run quicker? or is there some trick that I don't know about. A class mate at AIU online told me to just use the command line. I'm so new that I am not sure what he is referring to. I was thinking of getting another gig of ram to solve the issue; figured I'd give vs 2010 a chance first. I got it from www.dreamspark.com

I think next year I'll try and get the bottom of the line Alienware notebook. They have one thats cheap and that's up my alley. I don't think vs will be lagging on that :withstupid:

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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:07 AM

If you're running a basic EEE PC, then you're limiting factor is going to be RAM.

Visual Studio, like most Micros*ft products thrive on more memory.
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:59 AM

Another gig of memory maybe help with multitasking within VS, but compiling code comes down to raw processing power.
I'd venture a guess that more memory may help some, but don't expect lighting fast builds from it.

The command line references the tool built into VS that allows compiling your code without running the VS IDE. Never used to myself so I can't say if it's any faster than using it from inside VS...
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

View PostAntiokus, on 24 May 2010 - 10:59 AM, said:

Another gig of memory maybe help with multitasking within VS, but compiling code comes down to raw processing power.
I'd venture a guess that more memory may help some, but don't expect lighting fast builds from it.

The command line references the tool built into VS that allows compiling your code without running the VS IDE. Never used to myself so I can't say if it's any faster than using it from inside VS...

Ahh I see; I still like the netbook. Its very convenient. But i do understand the drawbacks. I do wonder if VS2010 Express will run smoother on it?
I'll have to install it and see; I got it from www.dreamspark.com

Other than that I guess I'll have to be patient til next year when i get that m11x alienware notebook. I see they finally came down on their price and I think i'll get it next yr.
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:48 AM

Being a stripped down version I could see it being nicer to your memory.

Curious - why'd you get the Express edition from dreamspark instead of from MS?
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:04 AM

1) Delete any unnecessary media or applications you don't use
2) Defragment disk (this should be done monthly if not weekly on a Windows machine, NTFS is <horrible>

Those are both free options.

3) Upgrade physical hardware, i.e. RAM

This one'll cost you.. just remember you won't see over 3.5 GB in a 32 bit operating system.
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:27 AM

View PostAntiokus, on 25 May 2010 - 08:48 AM, said:

Being a stripped down version I could see it being nicer to your memory.

Curious - why'd you get the Express edition from dreamspark instead of from MS?

I typed in google something like student download visual studio 2010. And it led me to dreamspark. Other than that I have no excuse for going to dreamspark. My apologies :oops:
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

No worries - I was just curious if Dreamspark had something different than the Express versions that MS offers.
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Re: Help speeding up my Netbook

Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:16 PM

View PostAntiokus, on 26 May 2010 - 07:17 AM, said:

No worries - I was just curious if Dreamspark had something different than the Express versions that MS offers.

Now i feel like an idiot for responding like that. :withstupid:

Anyways; I just found it in a free student download search and I guess I should install it on my netbook since this is what the thread is about. I have it on my desktop. But to be honest I rarely use my netbook when I'm at home. I use my netbook when I'm away on weekends or whenever I am simply not home.
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