Updating memory samsung q1
After having successfully installed Windows 7 on my test PC I thought I would try another machine, after some encouragement via followers on Twitter I decided to give it a try on my old Samsung Q1 UMPC.This is the original Q1 with 1GB of RAM and a Celeron M processor and I have had it running Windows Vista, at first after installation the performance was ok but after a while it has become unusable so I was interested to see if Microsoft’s claims about Windows 7 running well on Netbooks was true (I know the Q1 is not a Netbook but the spec is similar) First of all I should say that getting Vista to run on the Q1 was a challenge, the touch drivers, sound, bluetooth and video drivers were all hard to find, but I did find this very useful guide. My first problem was for some reason my external DVD drive would not work, this is not a Windows 7 problem just a dodgy DVD drive.
It’s not 100% clear is this means ‘implements wear leveling’ but that’s something that i’ll have to report on in a few months time! Elmstrom, of the UMPCPortal forums, has reported similar results.At that time, one of the forum members, Elmstrom, reported about a successful CF card mod on his Q1U-EL and then, in the same week, news about the Transcend 300x UDMA CF card with ECC broke.A quick glance at my local price comparison engine made my mind up that an 8GB Flash upgrade would be the way to go. I’m seeing a huge improvement in response times and boot times.First Windows used its own drivers which would not playback audio so I then tried the drivers that I used with the Vista installtion but Windows 7 said it had disabled the driver for compatibly reasons, I have tried XP drivers and other version but with no luck.