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OK well my schools computers are all P4's running @ 2.2GHz with 512MB of RAM. Most have 128MB dedicated to integrated graphics though.

My system (Sig) isn't running that much, but in just about every way besides games those beat-up, miss used P4's with 384MB's of RAM smoke mine...

What can I do to get performance similar to my schools?

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OK well my schools computers are all P4's running @ 2.2GHz with 512MB of RAM. Most have 128MB dedicated to integrated graphics though.

My system (Sig) isn't running that much, but in just about every way besides games those beat-up, miss used P4's with 384MB's of RAM smoke mine...

What can I do to get performance similar to my schools?

~B~
...Rehaul your computer completely?

I don't really see what the point of this thread is.
    
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This is a random guess, but maybe having 2 monitors bogs down your graphics card causing an on screen bottleneck?

Dunno, just shooting ideas
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They shouldn't do better. Your specs seem better than theirs. I would suggest upgrading though.
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Yeah if you want to stick with amd, the athlon 64 chips will kick the p4 in the butt.
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Save up like 500 bucks and you can get a decent low-end rig
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im using a rig like yours and just trying to multi task is a pain.... thou i wont have this problem next week thou...
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This is a random guess, but maybe having 2 monitors bogs down your graphics card causing an on screen bottleneck?

Dunno, just shooting ideas
The dual screen bugs out games (Drops FPS in almost half) but otherwise no performance difference... I actually timed the start-up times for 1 or 2 monitors and it's matching. It takes me about 3 minutes fully boot and the P4's do it in 38 seconds..

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The dual screen bugs out games (Drops FPS in almost half) but otherwise no performance difference... I actually timed the start-up times for 1 or 2 monitors and it's matching. It takes me about 3 minutes fully boot and the P4's do it in 38 seconds..

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The school computers most likely have minimal services/programs running compared to a home computer which loads everything to suit your needs.
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The school computers most likely have minimal services/programs running compared to a home computer which loads everything to suit your needs.
Yeah I wish I could steal one of their technicians to set my PC up like theirs... Except not having Brain Freeze.

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