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So, I own a lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10 and looking to upgrade the HDD to SSD. Here are it's specs:

Intel Celeron N2807 @1.58GHz boost to 2.15GHz

2GB DDR3 (Non expandable)

Windows 10 SL (Upgraded from 8.1)

 

It still has a decent battery backup and cools passively. I'll be using this for my college because its very portable. 

 

It has a 500Gb HDD, and I'll be upgrading it to a 120GB Crucial BX500. I won't do anything other than light coding, email and pdf work (I've a above average desktop for heavy tasks) 

 

IS IT WORTH IT?

 

I cannot gather anymore money, don't even try to convince me for 240GB...

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Sure, but I mean if you're in the US, a 240GB SSD is literally $4 more (by Amazon prices)

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6 minutes ago, Hold-Ma-Beer said:

2GB DDR3 (Non expandable)

If you really must use this laptop, then the SSD will help a bit in getting around this RAM.

It's still going to be very slow loading windows and running web browsers.

 

A used laptop with expandable memory would be much better value, at a bit higher cost. You could sell this one to help offset that.

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5 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Sure, but I mean if you're in the US, a 240GB SSD is literally $4 more (by Amazon prices)

I believe OP is buying in India

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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3 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

I believe OP is buying in India

Yup :(

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5 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

If you really must use this laptop, then the SSD will help a bit in getting around this RAM.

It's still going to be very slow loading windows and running web browsers.

 

A used laptop with expandable memory would be much better value, at a bit higher cost. You could sell this one to help offset that.

Actually, this laptop does daily tasks such as loading webpages, browsing, emails fairly easily, unless PESTERED by windows.

The CPU usually stays near 60-70, but some tasks like "Anti malware service executable", "Registry", "System host local service" etc take lots of processing power because the HDD is so slow. (Background things ain't done in time - What I meant to say)

 

And if it does not work out well, I'll take my sister's old Sony Vaio, (Put the SSD into that!)

i5-2430M

Geforce 410M

4GB expandable

Active cooling....

 

But its the last resort

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1 minute ago, Hold-Ma-Beer said:

Actually, this laptop does daily tasks such as loading webpages, browsing, emails fairly easily, unless PESTERED by windows.

The CPU usually stays near 60-70, but some tasks like "Anti malware service executable", "Registry", "System host local service" etc take lots of processing power because the HDD is so slow. (Background things ain't done in time - What I meant to say)

 

Ubuntu might help. significantly less intrusive with background tasks, and most Linux versions are great for simple web browsing anyways. Ubuntu is super user friendly as well, and you can use Gnome Tweak Tool to customize it if you really want to.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, Hold-Ma-Beer said:

Actually, this laptop does daily tasks such as loading webpages, browsing, emails fairly easily, unless PESTERED by windows.

The CPU usually stays near 60-70, but some tasks like "Anti malware service executable", "Registry", "System host local service" etc take lots of processing power because the HDD is so slow. (Background things ain't done in time - What I meant to say)

 

And if it does not work out well, I'll take my sister's old Sony Vaio, (Put the SSD into that!)

i5-2430M

Geforce 410M

4GB expandable

Active cooling....

 

But its the last resort

Have you considered running an OS like Puppy Linux? I find it to be much more useable than Windows with such limited memory. If you do try it, make sure to set up a paging file, or you'll run into issues like Firefox running out of RAM.

The HDD is slow because the memory is constantly paging to it, which complicates matters.

Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 2667 MT/s DDR4 Fedora 33 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3 Fedora 32 x86_64

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Switching to another OS might be a good idea, I also have tough screen by the way..

Anyways, so 120GB BX500 will do right?

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22 minutes ago, Hold-Ma-Beer said:

Switching to another OS might be a good idea, I also have tough screen by the way..

Anyways, so 120GB BX500 will do right?

would work fine for a budget laptop

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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