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Old 03-25-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
enlivenit
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8-Core AMD, a little disappointed

Hello all! I just have a quick question about the new AMD FX 8-core processors.
I'm hosting a DNSBL (DNS Blacklist) server for www.mailer.mobi and for a server
I'm finding the CPU more than adequate. It runs all of the server processors ok,
but for normal desktop stuff it just feels a little slow. I'm comparing it (a
3.2 GHz 8-Core AMD) to my lappy which is an Intel Core-i7 1.8 GHz. The laptop
feels significantly faster. It's strange. Has anyone else had similar experiences
with the AMD CPU's? Is there anything I need to do to configure it better?
Many thanks in advance!
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Re: 8-Core AMD, a little disappointed

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Hello all! I just have a quick question about the new AMD FX 8-core processors.
I'm hosting a DNSBL (DNS Blacklist) server for www.mailer.mobi and for a server
I'm finding the CPU more than adequate. It runs all of the server processors ok,
but for normal desktop stuff it just feels a little slow. I'm comparing it (a
3.2 GHz 8-Core AMD) to my lappy which is an Intel Core-i7 1.8 GHz. The laptop
feels significantly faster. It's strange. Has anyone else had similar experiences
with the AMD CPU's? Is there anything I need to do to configure it better?
Many thanks in advance!
Probably nothing to do with the processor----more like the hard drive and programs you have loaded.

I found huge differences in "snappiness" based upon what type of hard drive I was using,

A 5900 RPM inexpensive "Green" model of hard drive was/is just downright slow compared to a 7200 RPM large cache drive.

and I'm talking physically slow----the kind you can actually see and feel----not synthetic benchmark slow. Boot times are slow----program loads are slow, etc....

Get an SSD....
Guaranteed to absolutely delight if it is your boot drive.
Single greatest speed improvement to normal day to day computing in 20 years!!!

I have an FX 8120 Bulddozer matched with a small 120 SSD that is my boot drive.....

Every bit as snappy and fast as my much more expensive Intel i7 3930 Enthusiast setup
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