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post #1 of 13
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Windows XP SP3 Adds 10% Performance Boost, Tests Show


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Windows XP runs some applications up to 10% faster with the latest service pack installed, a research firm has found.

"We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (v.3244) delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS," wrote staff at exo.performance.network, in a blog post.
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post #2 of 13
I noticed a little boost. But I didnt notice 10% maybe 2% at the most imo.
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post #3 of 13
it is noticeable in some apps. All of my Illustration programs open and function smoother.
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post #4 of 13
Did they add some visual stuff like I heard they were?
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post #5 of 13
And apparently vista sp1 can keep up with it in gaming, which is great. I hope sp2 is like sp2 was for XP.
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post #6 of 13
Service pack 3 shoudln't give you any noticeable boost if you had SP2 with all avaible updates installed.
From a clean install, sure.

They should have benchmarked actual SP3.
SP3 v3244 is Release Candinate 1. I used it from january to april.
post #7 of 13
I can vouch for this speed boost I just reformatted with SP3 and I notice programs launch much quicker and faster boot times.
post #8 of 13
I thought about updating...but I hated to mess up my folding, and everything seems to mess it up.
post #9 of 13
I noticed a bit quicker boot on 2 of the machines I have put it on (out of 6), but no real performance changes.
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post #10 of 13
Do not feel any speed boost. I believe the reason why some people feel a speed boost is because all of the junk they have on their computer before SP3. This is the same with the SP2 update. If you do not install a bunch of junk onto your computer there should be no speed difference from SP2.
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