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I have noticed a drop in performance on my pc when it is under load conditions, (i.e using transcode to convert media etc..) after doing an upgrade on my system.
I have an AMD ATHLON XP+ RUNNING AT 2.13 GHZ
1.2 GHz of ram running.
geforce4 ti 4200 graphics card.
:went from slackware 10.0 -2.4.246 to slack 10.2 - 2.6.13.
:Running kde now instead of GNOME.
:enabled HIGHMEM support into my kernel because the system was only using 720 MHz or so of memmory.
:added wifi card and configured system as an access point.
Under normal conditions it works ok.
i can surf /download/ watch films compile programs etc etc withought a blib.
but b4 I could do all that and probably have couple of instances of transcode running in the background aswell and it would run fine.
Now if i am using transcode everthing else is chronically slow.
even opening a terminal window might take 3 or so minutues???!
How did you customized the kernel ? Enabled highmem support only ?
Don't start any graphical envirnoment, run transcode and on another screen/terminal check resource usage with top, f.E.
Size of memory is indicated in Bytes not Hertzes
I don't notice a difference between DLG and kde 3.4.2 But i did enable preloading and disabled a bunch of kde's daemons. Could it be the kernel? Because I noticed that 2.6.14 seems to manage my ram better than 188.8.131.52