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SP3 Performance Increase?

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Well my dad got some files sent to him from my sailing coach about regatta's (.docx, Vista files I believe) and he needed SP3 to open them. Now his laptop SUCKS... Literally you spend more time for it to load things then you can actually use it...

Specs:
Celeron @ 2.67
256MB of RAM (Unknown speed) only 192MB usable because of memory dedicated to graphics.

Now after SP3 was installed and computer restarted... I swear there has been at least a 25% increase in speed... Still unusable by my standards but better...

Soon my new MacBook will be in and he can have my refurbished one.

~B~
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i got a decent boost with sp3 also.So they tweekted a few things in it as SP3 will be the last update for windows xp.
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post #3 of 4
try Windows XP Extreme Gaming Edition (SP3+SATA Drivers)

it's only 200mb and is super fast.
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I'd upgrade on my desktop but I heard about problems with AMD based HP's (Yes my rig is originally an HP )

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2010 MBP 15"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
Optical DriveMonitor
SUPERDRIVE 15.4" @ 1440x900 
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