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

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 16:47:31 UTC 2012


On 4 October 2012 17:07, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 4 October 2012 17:04, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> http://ark.intel.com/products/27511/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-805-2M-Cache-2_66-GHz-533-MHz-FSB
> >
> > 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.
>
> Surely browsing whilst playing music is ok though.  Almost anything
> should be able to cope with that.
>
> I don't listen to a lot of music, but you are right, music plays OK, even
with my FF having at least 20 tabs!  But video is poor in Ubuntu using
VLC.  It was OK in Widows last time I tried using the movie player that
came with it.

Tony
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