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Disappointing performance

2008-11-14, 18:52 PM
I just upgraded from a T42 to a T400. The 42 had a single core 1.6mhz processor, 2 gigs of ram and XP. The 400 has dual core 2.4 mhz processors, 4 gigs of ram, the Turbo Memory and Vista. I don't notice any difference in speed doing daily work and am having more lock ups, stalls and wireless connection problems. I also notice that in Task Manager it shows Physical memory  Total of 2519 MB, Chached 1218MB and only 46MB of free memory. Is something wrong or is it just Vista is the hog everyone says it is.

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Re: Disappointing performance

2008-11-14, 19:40 PM

I started out with a T23 I think, then had a T43 and just bought a T400.  I notice big performance improvements from old desktop to the T23, then significant improvement from the T23 to T43.  Expected likewise on T400 with 3 gig ram and discrete video card.  But quite frankly not a lot of performance improvement from my T43 running XT to my T400 running Vista.:smileyindifferent:


I will say the LED screen is a big improvement.  The screens on the T23 and T43 just stopped working and it was cheaper to replace laptop than fix.  The LED is very bright and easy to read.  Also, the cost of the T400 was a lot less than either of the previous laptops.


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Re: Disappointing performance

2008-11-14, 20:04 PM



It's true that Vista uses more resources than XP but that's not the only reason why it usually shows a high memory usage. In fact, Vista uses the memory in a different way than XP. You can read more about that here.

John B @ forum.notebookreview.com
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