[ubuntu-uk] Poor performance with Ubuntu on my laptop
gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 17:13:30 UTC 2012
On 04/10/12 17:47, Tony Pursell wrote:
> On 4 October 2012 17:07, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com
> <mailto:clanlaw at googlemail.com>> wrote:
> On 4 October 2012 17:04, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
> <mailto:ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>> wrote:
> > On 4 October 2012 16:12, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com
> <mailto: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 <mailto:gareth.france at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >> >> Both have the Pentium P6200 processor.
> >> >>
> >> > Unfortunately, Intel is rather addicted to selling cheap,
> >> > CPUs which have been hobbled to fit a low price point by
> >> > most of their onboard cache memory. This dramatically reduces
> >> > performance.
> >> Wow. Checking on that CPU, I can't believe it is still being sold:
> >> 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.
> 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.
My music plays fine but every now and then there's a gap, it happens
infrequently enough to convince you it's corrupt mp3s but it's my
collection from when I used to DJ, I know it's good. When playing video
it doesn't skip but it makes firefox grey out a lot at times.
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