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Old 06-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #31
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I am sitting in front of my Dell E6500 right now. Mine has Intel core 2 Duo CPU, T9600 @ 2.8 GHz and 3.48 GB of Ram.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #32
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I am sitting in front of my Dell E6500 right now. Mine has Intel core 2 Duo CPU, T9600 @ 2.8 GHz and 3.48 GB of Ram.
What did ever I do to you?

I love(d) my Dell Latitude. Only thing about it was it was a 32 bit operating system, same Intel Core 2 Duo CPU as you have. I was under the impression that a 64 bit operating system would be faster, without giving thought to the processor. The Dell, made in 2009 on a 32 bit operating system, simply smoked this brand new Hp. And this HP has a much bigger hard drive as well, twice as big.

So disappointing.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #33
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Hard drive size means nothing for speed. It's like giving a slow worker a bigger desk to sit at. Things like hard drive cache size, disk RPM, and BUS speed mean more there.

I doubt your processor is slowing you down that much. Typically, nothing is demanding a ton from the processor (unless you're playing games or doing 3D imaging). The speed of the memory is just as important as the amount. If you are lagging on graphics load though, you could have an inferior graphics processing unit. Maybe the last computer had a standalone GPU where this one is integrated?

A big advantage of the 64bit OS is that it can recognize more than 4GB of memory. drtbk4ever is almost assuredly using a 32bit OS, as the 3.48 is the limit for memory allocation on the 32bit windows system.

I wouldn't compare "Dell" name to the "HP" name too much, as the components in them are made by the same component manufacturers and are likely assembled by the same subcontracted companies. The names on consumer grade computers don't mean anything anymore, unless it's Falcon-NW or something high-end like that.
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What did ever I do to you?

I love(d) my Dell Latitude. Only thing about it was it was a 32 bit operating system, same Intel Core 2 Duo CPU as you have. I was under the impression that a 64 bit operating system would be faster, without giving thought to the processor. The Dell, made in 2009 on a 32 bit operating system, simply smoked this brand new Hp. And this HP has a much bigger hard drive as well, twice as big.

So disappointing.

LOL, sorry.

I wonder if the graphics card may have something to do with it. My Dell has a Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M whatever that means
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That was an excellent analogy, "slower worker a bigger desk..."!

The only difference we're left with is the processor speed, my old Dell's being in the range of 2.4 and this one being 1.3. Can anything be done about that?

To use another analogy, my Dell acted like my Makita 18v Lithium Ion drills, this HP like a Black and Decker. It works and will get the job done, just slower and noticeabley more fragile, not true professional grade. You don't see Black and Decker on the job site, in other words.

Does that make sense to anyone other than myself?
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LOL, sorry.

I wonder if the graphics card may have something to do with it. My Dell has a Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M whatever that means
Graphics on the Dell were nowhere near as good as on this HP, I will admit that.
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The only difference we're left with is the processor speed, my old Dell's being in the range of 2.4 and this one being 1.3. Can anything be done about that?
Processor speed alone (in GHz) is not really a good sole measure of performance. How many cores does each have? A slower quad (or more) core processor is going to destroy a "faster" single core processor at many tasks. Other things like cache and bus speed factor in as well.

If you really want to make it faster, I'm not sure if you can with the HP BIOS, but overclocking is an option. I would not recommend it if you do not know what you are doing, as you can permanently fry computers by pushing too much voltage through them - especially with lower-end parts.

The other option would be to change the processor to a similar, but faster, processor. There are some limitations to this howerver, and by the time you start buying new processors, you might as well have just built the whole computer from scratch. (Also, goodbye to any warranty you had).
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Here's an option; not for everyone but worked for me.

I have an older Dell Dimension 3000; it has a Pentium 4, 2.8GHz processor and only 512MB of ram.

I had been running Windows XP Home on it since I got it.
A couple of months ago, I switched from a 400-500 Kbs cellular connection using my cell phone as a modem to a Cox cable connection at 10 Mbs speed.

Noticed some difference browsing the web and a remarkable difference when downloading files.

However, the browsing experience was still not as good as I'd hoped.

Was thinking of buying a new desktop, when I came across some articles on the Linux
operating system.

So, the short of it is, I have been running the Mint (release 9, isadora) flavor of Ubuntu Linux for the past couple of weeks. (the version with the Gnome desktop)

Besides not being concerned anymore about things like viruses, phishing, file security, etc. anymore, I find that it made the old Dell 3000 quite a bit faster in browsing the web.
(Some of that difference is probably from not having to run antivirus software.)

I downloaded the ISO file, burned it on a CD and ran it from the CD to make sure everything worked and all my hardware was recognized and all the drivers worked.
Then I installed it; it installed side by side with Windows and allowed me to boot to either OS.

I have a hunch that I'll not be going back to Windows, even if I get a new PC.

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I own a computer company heres a few things i do to clients computers to help them out. These are some programs that might help out get rid of unwanted things on the computer that aren't needed.

1. Make sure windows has all updates.

2. Uninstall all programs that aren't needed

3. Make sure all programs are up to date you can use this to scan the computer.

http://filehippo.com/updatechecker/

4. Use CCleaner to clean up the computer from un needed files. There are 3 different scans in the program Windows, Applications, Registry. Under the Windows Tab uncheck Saved Passwords, Network Passwords, Empty Recycle Bin, Wipe Free Space everything else should be checked. In the Applications tab uncheck Saved Passwords and everything else be checked. Registry everything is checked. Under Options then Advanced nothing is checked. Under Options then Cookies you can select certain websites if you wanna keep their cookies or none at all.

http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

5. Run Disk Cleanup on the PC.

6. Run a defragger on the computer i recommend this.

http://filehippo.com/download_defraggler/

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #40
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Doc you helped me on ac forum now my expertise to you.

Get rid of avg, don't use me.

Get these 2 items in their paid for versions: eset antivirus and malware bytes. Also download spy bot search and destroy an load.

All of the pcs I have had to rebuild for virus or malware over the last 2 years were protected by either avg or mse.

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have you checked to see what other programs actually start when windows starts. i know hp usually has a lot of crap that starts inthe background. if you click the start button and then run( if run isnt listed hit the windows key+r. when msconfig starts click the startup tab and see how many things in the list are checked. everything that is checked is starting in the background when windows starts.
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If you have an hp all in one printer they are extremely slow in loading on startup.
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For fun, open IE, go to tools and turn off Java and activeX. Our 199x model is speedy with all that turned off. We never see ads because they don't laod.
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Don't use "msconfig" to stop running services.
See this site to look at unneeded services running - and, how to set the way
they start - automatic, manual, disabled....
http://www.blackviper.com/service-co...onfigurations/
Read the instructions - carefully!!!
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Doc, the E-300 is a low power (18 watts), somewhat low performance CPU that is targeted for the low cost desktops and laptops. For comparison, I am running in my desktop a AMD 1100T 6 core @3.2Ghz and it is 12x the speed.

That said, your memory is sufficient and your download speed is awesome! The "bloatware" that is on all commercial desktops is difficult to remove unless you have some skills with preloads and getting things out of the registry.

There is a couple of things you can do. First, Keep a copy of CCLeaner on your desktop and run it periodically. Clear out your temporary internet files and cache at least once per week.

Since you are using a 64 bit OS ( I assume it Windows 7 64 Home), then download Waterfox and use that as your main browser. It's Firefox written for 64 bit OS's and it's pretty fast.

Good luck,

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