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XP SP2 faster or slower ?

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Poll: XP SP2 faster or slower then SP1 ? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

XP SP2 faster or slower then SP1 ?

  1. faster (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  2. the same (10 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

  3. slower (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

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#1 Daisuke


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Posted 08 September 2004 - 07:16 AM

WindowsXP SP2 Performance Review

My impression is that SP2 is not faster then SP1. I have Athlon XP 2700+, nVidia NF2 MOBO, 2 x 256 MB RAM DDR 2700 and 2 x HDD S-ATA 80 GB.
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Posted 08 September 2004 - 07:44 AM

I really Dont know if it was any faster...I think it stayed the same on my pc. Just got more secure is all.

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 08:22 AM

I haven't voted yet as I've not had enough time to discern any difference.

However, my PF usage with 32 processes running has gone from
180mb +/- to about 202mb +/- with the same running processes after the SP2 upgrade.

I'm sure that difference translates into a few milli-seconds more time.

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:11 PM

I have seen no different on my work computer

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:41 PM

If there is a difference it's so small I can't tell. May be on an old system that has a slower cup,ram you might be able to see a slow down.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:53 AM

Is there really any need to revive a thread from September 2004?
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:16 AM

Well,probably a misunderstanding/overlooked the date
a gap about 3 years is quite long.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:38 AM

SP2 was a performance and security enhancement of the XP OS - as such we can expect a bit of a performance increase due to the stuff they plugged in to make it work better.

BUT, stuff was also added to the OS - so it'll make things slower. Then the security things hadda add a bit more to the load on the OS.

All that being said, I've never seen a performance difference with SP2 vs SP1a (no benchmarks, just personal observation) - but I have seen an increase in reliability.
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