Welcome to my Fan Blog!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 28, 2008 by mistersinister

My name is Kelly Williams and this blog is dedicated to the Acer D257 Netbook, what I believe is a wonderful little machine… I plan on posting my upgrades, guides and how-to’s here as a testament to what could be done with what most people may consider a sub-par computer. I use this machine as my “daily driver” and I bought it at Walmart for $228. I’ve allocated a little over $200 for upgrades and such as this will take the cost of the machine to $500, what most folks would consider a mid-grade machine.

Windows Ready Boost

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 by mistersinister

I’ve added a 4GB Sandisk Blade as a DEDICATED Ready Boost drive and just as the Wiki descibed it improved performance a great deal… I think I’ve found that work-around to the 2GB RAM limit I was looking for :)

Battery Woes

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 by mistersinister

My battery time is horrendous… I get MAYBE 2 hours. It’s Lithium Ion so there’s no memory effect… maybe I just got a bad one from the manufacturer. It’s a 3 cell and the 6 cell is only $35. It’s supposed to give me up to 8 hours of time. To be honest I’d call it even with 4-5 hours away from a wall socket… 8 hours seems like fantasy land :D

The Essentials

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 by mistersinister

Loaded up with all the programs that I use EXCEPT Photoshop. I cannot imagine trying to be too creative in 1078×600 :(

Still @ 1GB of RAM, for now…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 by mistersinister

This is with Aero on (obviously) and with Chrome and uTorrent running. There is only one tab open in Chrome… I believe, although I have only seen up 800MB of RAM used that the DDR3-1333 upgrade will give me a small performance boost. I’m also pretty keen on keeping several tabs going at once with Chrome.

Back to Windows 7, right before my memory upgrade :)

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 by mistersinister

A decision about my Memory

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 by mistersinister

Despite my desire to have 4GB of RM and a 64-bit WINDOWS OS it looks as if I will be playing it safe with 2GB of RAM and a 32-bit OS. If only FFMPEG could do what Freemake Video Converter does I would be more than happy to stay with my Debian-based Crunchbang Linux… I probably would not even upgrade the RAM……………….. hmmmm, yes I would!

Acer’s website info for my CPU/Chipset

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2011 by mistersinister

Doesn’t it seem like this would support 4GB of RAM, even if only from one DIMM???