I am wondering if there is anything I can do to increase the performance of my computer.
Here is the hardware config:
Intel 865GBF(L).. has LAN built-in
Pentium 4 / 3.0Ghz - HyperThreading / 800 Mhz Frontside Bus
(2) 512Mb sticks / DDR 400 / configured as Dual Channel - MB supports it
On-Board Intel Graphics 16Mb
(1) 160Gb IDE, (2) 80Gb IDE, (3) DVD-ROM (4) NEC DVD writer.
(1) Intel Designed Fan for Processor (2) Case Intake optimized / optimization done by me..
- works well since the case is always cool to touch...
The rest is usual stuff... A Flat monitor CRT
, MS keyboard, IBM Optical mouse (scrollpoint III- another thing
....Optical part works ok and pointer on screen funtions properly but the scrolling doesn't work right... seems like X and Y Axis are swapped + it is erratic - this mouse allows horizontal and vertical scrolling)
Ok, to the important stuff...
Operating System: Red Hat Linux 9
Almost all packages installed.
It seems like the system is sloooow....
When I run Gnome (startx) things move but, not at the P4 speed. Maybe I am missing something but, I checked bios, etc. and everything seems like it is setup right. Kudz finds Hardware fine and installs but NO SOUND...and Can't even DETECT it!!! .... Hyper threading on P4 is also enabled. I just don't know what else to do to speed this up...
Maybe, it's my perception too.. I can't say it is reaaalllly slow either.. but I feel that it could run faster.... Maybe, graphics need to be configured properly? (currently: Jpeg wallpaper, 1024x768 @ 24bit color)
Just a note: When I run XP (from 80Gb), it runs much much faster! I mean, I don't see the delays I see in Linux....if that helps...
Any help would be appreciated!!!
Happy New Year!