Your assumptions are correct.
When you act upon them you will see......
1) Stop processes you do not need to run, in your Startup menu.
2) When a harddrive is 50 percent full, you may start to notice the computer is slowing down.
When the harddrive is 70 percent full, you Really notice.......
Go to Add/Remove Programs, and delete programs, and applications you do not use.
NO Windows programs, though.
Copy off photos, music, videos, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.
Remove all saved games except one. The one you will come back to.
Remember how fast the Netbook was when you first got it?
(At least for THAT Netbook)
Also suggest use a registry cleaner.
When you delete programs/applications, you leave fragments of files behind. These take up ROOM on the harddrive.
When you go to a website, you pick up 'cookies'.
Harmless in nature, but they take up ROOM.
Use Disk Defragment that comes with Windows?
Nope. Use AFTER using a registry cleaner.....
All kinds of unnecessary left over fragments of files, are left behind.
I use CCleanrer.
1) It's FREE. I never 'advertise' a paid software program.
2) It's as good as paid for registry cleaners, and better than some.
3) It's easy to use.
The more free space on Drive C:, the faster the computer.
Drive D: with a recovery partition on it, should NEVER be touched.
The CPU (Processor) is an Intel Atom N270.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_microprocessors#.22Diamondville.22_.2845_nm.29_3
Stating an Intel Atom processor is powerful, is like stating there is an Easter Bunny.......
(!O_O! What you didn't know? My bad........lol!)
Don't believe my statement, that's OK. Research it online.
Intel Atom processor
Plus a Netbook isn't known for it's processing power.
AND, any type of laptop that it's battery lasts for up to 7 hours, means it isn't a very powerful computer.
Bold statement with the new 'Green' processors, or not.
.........A Ram Memory module HAS chips on it, but is Not considered a chip itself.
Chip and Chipset stand for I.C.
The words Chip and Chipset are interchangeable.
For example; when talking about a motherboard chipset, you are talking about two separate chipsets, or chips.
(This does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i processors, or the AMD equivalent)
I post - motherboard CHIPSET, and state the Northbridge CHIP, and Southbridge CHIP; as to discern that the motherboard CHIPSET, is a set, and the Northbridge/Southbridge are separate CHIPS, of the motherboard CHIPSET.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg
Just post it that way, to help the reader discern what I am referring to, perhaps a little better.
The Chipsets used on a Ram Memory module, are DRAM chips.
Dynamic Random Access Memory chips.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRAM
Stating CPU to mean Personal Computer is wrong.
No, not cute, not hip, and not the 'old way'.
It is just DUM-B.
CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
For example; "My CPU is not running"
Someone with computer prowess, will think right off the bat,
"Oh, the Processor isn't operating"
Of course we have come to know the term CPU, has ERRONEOUSLY been used to mean PERSONAL COMPUTER, for quite some time.
For instance a tech on here, has to discern whether the person means the Processor, or the frickin' computer......
There is no reason for that.
CPU = Processor. Plain and simple.
So do not refer to a Ram Memory module, as a 'chip', he states politely.
You will be regressing technology, lol!
Another thing that slows you computer down, is your Anti-Virus program, or programs.