Came along way..... But why are OS's getting slower? Or is it just me?

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ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
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When I pick up one of my old WinXP machines they are so much more responsive. What gives?

ol' man
 
glussier

glussier

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Hi, how are you doing? Long time no see.

All my windows 10 computers are pretty responsives. I have nothing with windows 10 right now, so I can't really compare? Even my 15watts Intel based ultrabook are responsives? What type of hardware are you running on?
 
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ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
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Yeah sorry for the long response time. I have been doing well. ol' man is now actually turning into an old man.

It was a 2GHz core2duo laptop. It only had 4GB of ram. Only!!

Anyway I have an old PII win98 machine for legacy issues. Seems the spectre/meltdown bug affects that thing too? Anyway it is snappy when you click on file explorer or anything like that. My win10 machine lags for a bit. Even win7 seems snappier.

Maybe spectre/meltdown fixes have slowed it down? Spectre/meltdown really is a bummer.

I am still running my 12yr old [email protected] Q6600 8GB ram. Seems to wokr about as good as any for things. Had to clock it back to normal 2.4GHz for a few years. That 12 yr old thermal paste needed a refreshing which I recently did. Now it seems to OC better. Ran it at 3GHz for most of its life. Weird 15 years ago I had to upgrade every 2 years just to keep up. Now I am still running the same machine after 12 yrs.
 
glussier

glussier

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How are you doing ol'man? Long time no see. The problem is not windows 10 and spectre/meltdown. The problem is the core 2 duo and core 2 quad. They are lacking memory bandwidth. I experience none of these problems with recent processors, but my core 2 quad is slow as hell under windows 10.

And, as for turning into an old man, I am already an old man. Have a nice Thanksgiving.
 
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ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
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Lacking memory bandwidth? So I need to upgrade?

Happy Thanksgiving to you also!
 
glussier

glussier

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Well, if you want speed you need to upgrade. Even a 15watts current gen cpu is light years ahead of your core 2 quad q6600 in terms of performance. The problem with these old cpus is that they were transferring information at very low speed. The only reason I keep the core 2 quad is for the grand kids when they come and visit. A current gen I5 15watts cpu has ~34GB/sec of memory bandwidth, compare this to roughly 5 to 7GB/sec for your Q6600. Plus, if you get a new computer, windows 10 works better with at least a sata ssd. A spinning drive will be really slow with windows 10. Note that the memory bandwidth of a current gen cpu is as fast as the L1 cache on your Q6600.
 

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