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Old 01-01-2005, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there a way of testing CPU speed

Hi just built a new pc spec below

MOBO: ASRock P4i65GV (chipset 865GV)
CPU : Pentium 4 3.2ghz
Ram : Kingston 256mb
HDD : Maxtor 160gb

Its for my Dad who previously had a Pentium 4 1.7ghz and i am a little disapointed with its performance obviously its better than what he had before but not half as quick as i thought it would be. I have Gigabyte MOBO with same chipset and a Pentium 4 2.7ghz and i would say its probably not as quick as mine.

Is there a utility where i can check that everything is in order and running propoerly and does anyone have any ideas of how too check of quick/slow a system is running,

would timing a boot up be any good?


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Old 01-01-2005, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try this, although there are tons more out there on the internet.

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Old 01-01-2005, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would add another 256 mb ram that should spped it up more noticably i think.
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go to google or yahoo and type CPU Z. This will tell you everything about your system.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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CPU-Z tells you info about your system bu SiSoftware Sandra will actually bench your computer with two different CPU benching tests, memory benching, even HD benching I believe.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for that i shall check them out looks like some good info which should suffice !
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Old 01-01-2005, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Some other CPU benchmarking programs are Business Winstone/ Winbench and PCMark from here:
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Old 01-01-2005, 10:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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definatly more RAM, you would notice the difference
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Im looking for some more memory now, will see if that helps .

When installing second memory stick does it have to be exactly the same model or is there like a second model ie stickA and then stickB

My current memory is Kingston KHX3500/512

I cant seem to find this model exactly i have found one with an A after like this


This is my system, i have found memory for my Dads pc an exact match.

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