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having 'upgraded' from an Athlon 64 3500+ (single core )<br><br>
to a new Pentium D Presler dual-core 3.4ghz, I was expecting the system to fly<br><br>
however, it is SLOWER on any single application, I expected that to be about the same speed , as Athlon was rated at 3500, and Intel is 3400mhz.<br><br>
the system loads in data noticably slower, there is definately a lag to doing everything, that wasnt there with the Amd<br><br>
the Intel IS better, at multi tasking, as I expected, BUT remember, that all this talk of multi tasking, no one seems to mention, that data being read of the hard disk, can only be read so fast<br><br>
IE hard drives dont read any faster, so thats the bottle neck<br><br>
most of the time when I multi task, I open up a browser, copy and paste some text, or photos, open up word, or psp, etc etc I open up what I need at the time<br><br>
THIS IS NO FASTER with the dual core system<br><br>
sure, once the apps are loaded, than the system does run smoother in multi tasking, but its smoother and slower per individual app......<br><br>
the one area where I notice an improvement, is on video encoding, seems about 50% faster than the AMD, so a big plus in this area.........<br><br>
my point is really, if you have an existing AMD 64 system, and fancy more power, get a x2 64 chip...............thats what I wish I had done now.............<br><br>
went through a lot of hassle changing board etc, for a system that boots slower, runs slower, but multi tasks faster ( once apps are loaded in )<br><br>
I went for the Intel, due to great spec of the chip and price was good<br><br>
the x2 amd was more expensive, but I think it would have been the better choice by far<br><br>
just thought anyone with AMD 64 should know !!<br><br>
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yes, I do like my copy+paste !!<br><br>
What dual core Patch is it ? where is it available Windows or Intel site ?<br><br>
thanks for the info, I wasnt aware of any patch, apart from the fact I needed to update my Asus Bios........<br><br>
dont get me wrong, I do like the dual core system, but its not the day and night difference I expected it.........<br><br>
mind you, what really needs to improve, is data collection, hard drives are just so slow compared to everything else.......<br><br>
thanks !
 

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MANY thanks !<br><br>
really appreciate the info, no doubt this will give it the much needed boost, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">MANY thanks !<br><br>
really appreciate the info, no doubt this will give it the much needed boost, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"></div>
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Not to worry. I hope this helps. Also remember there also games out there that support Dual core usage to such as Quake 4 and Doom 3 but you will need to get a patch for them to supplied by the game creators.
 

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WOW ! just had a look at the XP patch page,<br><br>
this isnt a straight forward patch, infact, you have to contact Windows, for them to supply you the hotfix, and this is only for users who are experiencing problems<br><br>
it states that if your system is running at a decreased speed, than the hotfix may help<br><br>
but I have no idea if my running speed is decreased or not, as it is running decently fast, is 100% stable,<br><br>
will need to do some more reading on this, but my initial reaction, is to turn off all power management, and see if that makes a difference, as apparantely it is the power management that MAY slows down the running of dual core systems,<br><br>
ah, usual Windows madness !
 

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Not everyone can build systems or knows how to fix problems but my Pentium D 945 is fast.<br><br>
Maybe it's the rest of the hardware you used, the settings you used, the speed of the rest of the components you used, the apps loading in the background that you're running, CPU istallation may be not making a good contact with the heat-sink/fan you did, one RAM module could be giving you errors, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc...............
 
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