Re: Upgrade advice

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pennywise@DerryMaine.Gov, May 30, 2009.

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    "Tanel Kagan" <tanelkagan@(nospamatall).hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Dear group,


    >Processor:
    >2.40GHz Intel Celeron, 8Kb primary memory cache, 128 kilobyte secondary
    >memory cache


    >But more important than pure speed I sometimes get
    >system hangs when loading large files (some PDFs for example) and if the
    >machine doesn't lock up completely it can take a few minutes to "catch up".


    >Does anyone have any advice? Does my system have an obvious "bottleneck",


    You have no cache L1 or L2 to speak of, That's why you never hear a
    good thing about a Celeron CPU.

    >Can anyone advise whether my motherboard would support a faster processor?
    >Would a separate graphics card be worth it?


    You need to increase your L2 Cache, a function of the CPU.

    My processor P4 (HT) has
    12K L1 Trace Cache
    16K L1 Data Cache - you 8Kb
    1MB L2 Cache - you 126kb


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