Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:06 AM
I have 2 computers
1] Asus P4S533-mx 2.4 gHZ 2.0gb ram onboard nic card
2]Asus P5KC 3.0gHZ core 2 duo 4.0gb ram PCI nic card
In the beginning the P5 showed a marked difference in internet and tasking.
Both are running Ubuntu [recent change from Win XP Sp2+]
Both are connected to the internet [DSL]
Of late I have noticed that the P5 seems to be slower to react on recieving packets and being a core 2 duo seems slower to react to loading programs and generally doing tasks. [This slowness was happening on WinXP, as well as on Ubuntu.] I have done all the virus/spyware/trojan checks.
e.g. When I recieve the WinMX channel listing on the P4 I get 1400 listings, [without fail] but when I get the channel listing on the P5 i only get 600 to 700 channel listings and no matter how often I refresh the listings I still only get roughly one half of the available channel listings. In fact, the P5 seems slow to respond to all tasks, in comparison to the P4.
I am at a loss to explain this and wondered if anyone can tell me why this is? or point me in a direction that will help me understand/improve this situation. In general i need some advice where to start looking to start solving this problem.