Question about Acer Aspire One D257 Netbook
Video streaming is very slow and choppy. It streamed fine when I first purchased it. I've already upgraded the memory and have run anti-virus software.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Performance problems are caused mainly by two things: low memory and data fragmentation on your hard drive. If you're running a late version of Windows (Vista or 7RC), on only 1GB of RAM you're bound to run slowly.
Keeping the laptop on sleep or hibernate mode for several days, or weeks at a time, cause garbage left by improperly written software to exhaust your available memory, no matter how much you have.
The simple fix is to restart your laptop every other day or so. This is good both for your sanity and your laptop, and clears up any garbage in your memory.
If you're experiencing the problem when watching a DVD, then the problem is most likely caused by the shortage of memory. You can also help by closing any programs and stopping any unused services from your Services window, to reduce memory use.
The next cause can be fixed two ways:
1) The least expensive one is to run Disk Defragmenter, from Start->Accessories->System Tools. It's not very sofisticated as other tools, but it does the job.
2) Buy special software to maintain your data defragmented, such as Norton System Works.
If you're running Symantec 360 or similar software, you have a better tool here. Check the program Help for ways to run Disk Optimization automatically and effectively.
Regarding your video card score, it's a concern, but it should not be the reason for the hic ups you're experiencing. Downloaded movie files are rather large, and should be written all at once, and alone, when data is least fragmented, to ensure one clean smooth stream from your hard drive during playback.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
That system is upgradeable to 2 GB DDR2 RAM (one stick) which would probably help, but if not there's really nothing else upgradeable in that system. Going with the current costs of RAM (when shopping online, like at newegg or zipzoomfly) it would be worth it to upgrade it just to give it a try and see if that does help.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
Acer Aspire One D257 Laptop doesn't have light on the web cam, theres no problem with youre laptop
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
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