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Old 02-02-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
Billy|B-A
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System seems alittle....slow


My computer just seems alittle slow. Not unbearably slow but slower than it should. like untaring stuff makes my system just freeze. And its not just tar, starting xine freezes alittle too. I have a 64bit AMD 3200+ with 512 megs of ram. Where should I start looking to get alittle tweaking or fixes to get some more speed outta this thing.


Thanks (again) in advanced...
the helpless n00b....Billy
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:07 AM   #2
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Check what's actually using all that CPU. That is, leave "top" running and then try something.

A new kernel perhaps...
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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Re: System seems alittle....slow

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My computer just seems alittle slow. Not unbearably slow but slower than it should. like untaring stuff makes my system just freeze. And its not just tar, starting xine freezes alittle too. I have a 64bit AMD 3200+ with 512 megs of ram. Where should I start looking to get alittle tweaking or fixes to get some more speed outta this thing.
I would look for something basically wrong in the hardware or setup. I have a 64bit AMD 3000+ with 1024 megs of ram, and it's very fast. If you have two sticks of RAM, maybe one is not working -- maybe one dimm is not firmly seated. Or maybe you don't have a Linux cache activated. Maybe your IDE drive is not using DMA. Something like that. Your system should be fast.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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Yeh... My system seemed slower after I changed from Windows 2000 professional to Slackware 10. But after I recompiled the kernel it was a bit faster... anyways... I plan on an upgrade soon so I am not too worried about this minor inconvenience.
 
  


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