mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search > Hardware

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2009-08-17, 21:26   #1
storm5510
Random Account
 
storm5510's Avatar
 
Aug 2009

1,987 Posts
Default Hardware Profile

I have a Core 2 Duo running at 3 GHz. The system is loaded with background tanks running. Hardware drivers, anti-virus, and so on.

I don't know that creating a second hardware profile would help any. Too bad there are not "registry" profiles so I could turn a lot of this off. An old P4 in my bedroom is running circles around this one. All it has is a XP Pro, and that's all other than video and Ethernet drivers.

Any suggestions?
storm5510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-17, 21:38   #2
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502
 
Uncwilly's Avatar
 
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts

29×349 Posts
Default

you might look into running safe mode. I used to reboot to safe mode before going to bed, that way the machine would gain speed all night and while I was working. The gain was more than enough to make up for the loss.
Uncwilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-18, 00:07   #3
storm5510
Random Account
 
storm5510's Avatar
 
Aug 2009

7C316 Posts
Default

I thought about that. I also thought about dual-boot too. I have a 500 GB drive so space wouldn't be an issue. As to what the other OS would be, I am not sure. I have Windows 2000 Pro, but no video or network drivers for it. Other than that, I would not need anything else.
storm5510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-18, 07:13   #4
henryzz
Just call me Henry
 
henryzz's Avatar
 
"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)

2×2,969 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
I thought about that. I also thought about dual-boot too. I have a 500 GB drive so space wouldn't be an issue. As to what the other OS would be, I am not sure. I have Windows 2000 Pro, but no video or network drivers for it. Other than that, I would not need anything else.
Might be worth considering Ubuntu linux.
henryzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-18, 19:35   #5
storm5510
Random Account
 
storm5510's Avatar
 
Aug 2009

198710 Posts
Default

I tried Safe Mode. There was no difference in speed.

Quote:
Might be worth considering Ubuntu linux.
That means scrapping all my software, and there is a lot. CAD, photographic, video, 3D modeling, and so on.
storm5510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-19, 05:54   #6
cheesehead
 
cheesehead's Avatar
 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA

22×3×641 Posts
Default

henryzz was suggesting Ubuntu Linux as "what the other OS would be" in a dual-boot system, I'm fairly sure.
cheesehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-19, 13:05   #7
henryzz
Just call me Henry
 
henryzz's Avatar
 
"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)

2·2,969 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheesehead View Post
henryzz was suggesting Ubuntu Linux as "what the other OS would be" in a dual-boot system, I'm fairly sure.
yep
henryzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's up with the crazy questions for profile edits? willmore Forum Feedback 2 2017-02-02 12:44
No stats in profile but computers are listing pnordlund PrimeNet 2 2016-02-01 06:45
NAS hardware VictordeHolland Hardware 5 2015-03-05 23:37
Avatars and profile pictures... Xyzzy Lounge 3 2005-07-12 23:12
Incorrect CPU profile in 22.9 and 22.8 sdbardwick Software 5 2002-09-22 19:49

All times are UTC. The time now is 15:09.


Sun Dec 5 15:09:16 UTC 2021 up 135 days, 9:38, 1 user, load averages: 1.18, 1.41, 1.33

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.