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My dad has a Dell. He upgraded his P4 478 2.4 512Kb L2 cache to a 3.2 1Mb L2 cache and has noticed no if not less performance (He has Hyperthreading). What is could be wrong, could it be the PSU?
Spec : P4 478 3.2Ghz + TT Big Typhoon
1.5Gb RAM (2x512Mb Corsair value + 2x256Mb of something else)
2x40Gb IDE HD's
Asus n6800 512Mb
DVD + DVD Ram drives.
*Edit* the PSU is 250W
Any help would be much apreciated
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re install windows
    
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post #3 of 15
Is it running at 3.2? It may think its the old chip and have it running at some slow speed. Otherwise that is odd, could try to reinstall windows but if its slower than it was that probably wouldn't help at all.
    
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Yeah, I think it might be best. Oh well!
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Noticed no performance if not less?

Did he benchmarked the 2.40ghz and the 3.20ghz and did a comparison?

In Windows you won't noticed a difference at all, if all he does is web-browsing and e-mail.
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Noticed no performance if not less?

Did he benchmarked the 2.40ghz and the 3.20ghz and did a comparison?

In Windows you won't noticed a difference at all, if all he does is web-browsing and e-mail.
u will notice difference, u will notice faster bootup time, faster shutdown and faster system response.
    
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post #7 of 15
you wont notice any difference in speed generally unless you increase the Mhz by at least 1/3. Your right on that limit where you should notice an increase, not taking into account the L2 cache, which (to my understanding) will only be noticeable when multi-tasking, primarily.
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He uses it for internet and games. He noticed some lag in Combat Flight Simulator and it didn't go. You would see some performance increase in a game with a bigger proc.
I mean, I had a 6800 256Mb (he has the 512, both AGP) and I was hitting min 20 and max around 30fps in rthdribl link and he was getting from 10-20fps w/bigger GPU+processor+memory..
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He uses it for e-mail and games. He noticed some lag in Combat Flight Simulator and in didn't go. You would see some performance increase in a game with a bigger proc.
I mean, I had a 6800 256Mb (he has the 512, both AGP) and I was hitting min 20 and max around 30fps in rthdribl link and he was getting from 10-20fps w/bigger GPU+processor+memory..
its because the mobo doesn't support the 800fsb.

Your old one was 533 and this one was 800

(i think)
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post #10 of 15
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yeah, not a bad point there iampoor.
just thought the being bigger all-round might beat a stock 754
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