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#1 Twardwell2

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 05:01 AM

I built a system back in 2000 and I just cant find a computer new that runs as good or better. Besides one OS XP Pro and the other XP Home they both have the same software. I have moderate computer skills could anyone give me a clue into this?? Here are my two main systems.
This is my old one

[PC Information]
Model Name Tyan Tiger 133
Part Number S1834-B Rev. 2.1
Serial Number VT82C694X
OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1
BIOS Version Award Software International 6.00 PG 7/28/2000
CPU #1 Intel® Pentium® III CPU ~799 Mhz Slot 1
CPU #2 None
Memory Bnk#1 512MB SDRAM 133Mhz
Memory Bnk#2 512MB SDRAM 133Mhz
Memory Bnk#3 None
Memory Bnk#4 None
Memory Bnk#5 None
Memory Bnk#6 None
Hard Disk#1 Capacity External 123,519,029,760 [Byte] 123.520 [GB]
Hard Disk#2 Capacity Internal 81,948,432,384 [Byte] 81.950 [GB]
Video ATI ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 128 AGP 2.0 RADEON 7200 AGP
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1440 Pixel
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Creative Labs Sound Blaster Platnium 5.11
Network AcerLAN ALN-201 PCI Ethernet Adapter RTL8029
Modem Creative DI5630 Data Fax Modem
IDE Device 1 Maxtor 6Y080PO
IDE Device 2 None
IDE Device 3 Matbleepa DVD-RAM LF-D311
IDE Device 4 SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352B
IDE Device 5 None
IDE Device 6 None
Monitor #1 NEC MultiSync FP950
Monitor #2 NEC MultiSync FP950

This is my new laptop

[PC Information]
Model Name Satellite A85
Part Number PSA60U-01W015
Serial Number 74087391Q
OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
BIOS Version Version 1.40
CPU Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.90GHz
Memory 1224MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity 80,007,761,920 [Byte] 77.260 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity 74,608,431,104 [Byte] 72.232 [GB]
Video ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP ver=6.14.10.6430
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 Pixel
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Realtek AC97 Audio ver=5.10.0.5510
Network Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC ver=5.6102.1125.2003 MacAddr=
Modem TOSHIBA Software Modem ver=2.1.38.0
IDE Device 1 IC25N080ATMR08-0
IDE Device 2 None
IDE Device 3 MATbleepA UJDA760 DVD/CDRW Firmware=1.50
IDE Device 4 None
IDE Device 5 None
IDE Device 6 None
Monitor #1 Built in LCD
Monitor #2 ELO TouchScan 19B
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 06:52 AM

Celerons are crap processors, never come across a decent one.

It could be because it's just got a poor chipset, I've come across some very bad budget systems that have got very poor chipsets. My uncle has a 2ghz celeron system that's runs very poorly and is incredibly sluggish. My old AMD 1.6ghz VIA based chipset would blow it away.

If you have a decent laptop with a Intel® Centrino™ Pentium M Processor they are very quick. If you don't have a good chipset, it will perform like a snail.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:57 PM

I'm not sure if it's true, but, I've heard that companies will cripple the chipset performance too, holding the system from operating as well as it could. Also like stidyup said Celerons are pretty awful. They go for a high clock speed and use a tiny L2 cache and a slow FSB. Also that ram is probably slow, so it's a whole bunch of poor performing parts bottle necking each other.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:29 AM

I think you both are right. when I first bought the laptop of course I had to gut all the useless software on it doing things windows all ready did. stripped the install cd of the things i needed and made a new install cd. I figured that 5 years anything would be faster than my p3eb. I knew the celerons were bad then and i gues they still are. I only paid 330.00 for the laptop so i think maybe i got my money out of it. thanks for the replies.
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