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Old 10-09-2019, 04:25 PM   #761
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Default Re: Post your system.......

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On that front, even the E2160 is struggling with some pages quite a bit (e.g. Outlook email takes 10 seconds to load vs. nearly instantly with any C2Q or more modern dual core.) .
If the motherboard supports E8600, you can probably get the CPU for $5 USD. Add ublock origin to browser and see if it helps with speedup?
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:20 PM   #762
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If the motherboard supports E8600, you can probably get the CPU for $5 USD. Add ublock origin to browser and see if it helps with speedup?
Unfortunately, not that motherboard - an ASUS P5GC-MX (i945 chipset). It can only do 800 MHz FSB. That's not an issue, though, as I do have several other Dell boxes with 800 MHz FSB C2D CPUs that are in the 2.5-2.66 GHz range. And I also have about... oh 45x or so E8400 CPUs that I got for dirt cheap on eBay about a year ago (under $10 shipped! ). So what I'm actually planning on doing is putting the E8400 CPUs in the Dell PCs that support them and moving their old E4x00 CPUs onto machines that only support 800/1066 MHz FSB.

As for uBlock Origin... never tried it, but I run ABP and a custom HOSTS file. That combo has been working fine for me so far.

The problem with modern online stuff is that it uses too many scripts, and that's what does all the CPU hogging. Before anyone suggests NoScript... yes, I've tried it, and I've always been disappointed by it so far. If you disable scripts on a page, the page either doesn't display properly or at all. And if you enable most scripts to make the page work... well, you're back to square one with the same scripts that were CPU hogs anyways. Mostly has to do with those infinite scrollbars (thanks phone users! ... or rather thanks lazy bum webpage designers who do "one-size-fits-all" design for both phone and PCs users, with most features streamed towards phone users.) Outlook Webmail is notoriously bad for this, for example. It takes about a minute to "crunch through" the infinite scrollbar scripts on a "high-end" Pentium 4, about 10-15 seconds on the abovementioned E2180 PDC CPU, and 2-5 seconds or less on a higher end Core 2 Duo or Athlon /II X2 CPU. Meanwhile, Google and Yahoo webmail still offer HTML-only style, which will run on just about anything, just like
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:26 AM   #763
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Default Re: HP Pavilion p7-1534... a.k.a. the APU "experiment": performance

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But I guess what I find disappointing with these APUs is that they have a high frequency and modern instruction set, making one think they perform much better than any old generation chip. Yet, they don't. The fact that a C2D that is 5 years older than this APU and still beats it is the disappointing part.
I think it's because they're based on the Bulldozer arch.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:59 PM   #764
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Lately I've been diving into laptop stuff. So I thought I should post a few of my picks. Some are WIP and some are finished laptops that I tend to use daily.

Laptop 1 - Acer Aspire 5738

ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 512MB
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GHz/6MB cache/1066FSB
6GB DDR2-800
Seagate Momentus Thin 320GB
Windows 7 x64
Sony-NEC Optiarc AD-7580S DVD-RW

Laptop 2 - Acer Aspire 7520

nVidia nForce 610M/Geforce 7000M (256MB share)
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2GHz
4GB DDR2-800
2x HDDs - WD Scorpio 320GB + 250GB Seagate Momentus
Windows 7 x64
Hitachi-LG GSA-T40N DVD-RW

Laptop 3 - Acer Aspire 6530 (WiP)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 2.1GHz
2GB DDR2-800
500GB HGST HDD (though I can add a second one if I want)
Windows 7 x64
Hitachi-LG GT30N DVD-RW (SATA)

Laptop 4 - Acer Travelmate 2494
Intel GMA950
Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.6GHz
1GB DDR2-667
no HDD yet
Pioneer DVD-RW

Laptop 5 - HP-Compaq NX7300

Intel GMA950
Intel Core 2 Duo T2250 (to be replaced with the T5500 from the above Acer)
2GB DDR2-667
Fujitsu 80GB SATA
Hitachi-LG GMA-4082N DVD-RW
Windows 8.1 32bit

Laptop 6 - ASUS X59SL (WiP)

ATI Mobility Radeon HD3470 256MB
Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
no HDD
Hitachi-LG T20N DVD-RW
no OS
Main rig:
Core i3-3220 3.30GHz
MSI Twinfrozr GTX 750Ti 2GB GDDR5
6GB DDR3-1066
Samsung SH-224AB DVD-RW
Raidmax RX-500XT (recapped)
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB
JNC RJA-52 case

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