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Old 09-30-2005, 10:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: My X2 4400 is slow!!!

Hmm, that could be it.

Most drives now run at 7200RPM. If your 4 year old one runs at 5200RPM for example, this could be the reason.

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Though yours is 200GB? It can't be that old then....and so probably does run at 7200RPM...

If this isn't the one your running on though, it could be the answer.

I'd also look into getting a BIOS update though I'm afraid that isn't my expertise.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:14 AM   #12
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I have 2 HD's, the 200 WD one is for media, just mp3z and videos etc, my 80 GB is a seagate(4 years old) and is the one I benchmarked. It has my operating system and program files.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:15 AM   #13
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Ahha, yeah, I'd change that, and see fi you get an improvement.
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:37 PM   #14
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well does having two sticks of ram slow down? like if i were to have two 512s instead of 1gig because isnt mroe sticks like more wire to pass thoru to make it slow? and also most peope who use that have like 1.5 or 2
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well does having two sticks of ram slow down? like if i were to have two 512s instead of 1gig because isnt mroe sticks like more wire to pass thoru to make it slow? and also most peope who use that have like 1.5 or 2
No. Having 2x 512 is faster than 1x 1024.
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:50 PM   #16
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Well just because it's dual-core doesn't mean you can have a whole ton of windows open and expect it to run at max. It's just more efficient than single-core.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:03 PM   #17
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Having ...

512 x 2
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1024 x 2

The 512 x 2 is faster when in dual channel mode ... MUCH!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:48 PM   #18
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go dual channel and dual core
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might as well add dual hard drives as RAID 0 too. Dual everything...
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:33 AM   #20
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ya deffinately upgrade your hard drive, for a system like that ide get a western digital raptor
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