[ubuntu-uk] Poor performance with Ubuntu on my laptop

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 16:04:25 UTC 2012

On 4 October 2012 16:12, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:

> On 2012-10-04 16:05, Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 4 October 2012 15:54, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Both have the Pentium P6200 processor.
> >>
> > Unfortunately, Intel is rather addicted to selling cheap, crippled
> > CPUs which have been hobbled to fit a low price point by disabling
> > most of their onboard cache memory. This dramatically reduces
> > performance.
> Wow. Checking on that CPU, I can't believe it is still being sold:
> http://ark.intel.com/products/50176/Intel-Pentium-Processor-P6200-3M-Cache-2_13-GHz
> It doesn't even have VT-x!
> I'm sorry, Gareth, but I have no suggestions for you. Consider using Gnome

2 or XFCE.

In my 2006 vintage desktop I only have one of these


with 2GB memory and integrated ATI Radeon Express 200 graphics and it does
run Unity 3D Ok, but AV performance has always been a bit poor.

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