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Hello, I recently installed the open circulation version of xandros, I then installed: 1.Nvida Nfore chipset for linux 2.Radeon video card drivers for linux (For my radeon 9600xt) Now, I ...
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    Xandros slower then my windows installation


    Hello, I recently installed the open circulation version of xandros, I then installed:

    1.Nvida Nfore chipset for linux
    2.Radeon video card drivers for linux (For my radeon 9600xt)

    Now, I may have installed them wrong, I don't know

    Then I ran a Pc pitstop test ( www.pcpitstop.com ) and the results were 400points lower then when I run my windows. Whats going on?

    Pc pit stop also said:

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    unusually low memory performance
    
    Memory performance of this system 3691 megabytes per second, is significantly lower than average. Systems with the same processor and amount of memory typically perform at a level of 5443 MB/s.
    I am a linux newbie but I do know alot about computers, if someone could help out that'd be great.






    Specs:

    Ram: 512, (The person who installed it said it was super good quality and ran like 1gig of what I had before)

    Cpu: AMD athlon 2.8

    Video: radeon 9600xt




    Please help, I really don't wanna go back to windows.

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    i'm guessing their test is for the way Windows uses RAM. Linux uses RAM in an entirely different way which could skew the results.
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    Really? Well is there some sort of dionosgtics test that I could run on linux to see how its doing?

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    There is a top limit to which your memory can R/W data. You cannot go faster than that. Similarly there is a limit for the processor's cache also. You can see them by running a memtest (available on many distros at boot-time and also on LiveCDs). You can compare the results.

    By the way no 512 MB ram can perform like 1GB. In case you think it is just get 1 GB RAM tio check that out.
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    Now, I have only booted Xandros once and it seemed a bit heavy so I booted Ubuntu again. So I could be wrong on this one. But... Here's my input. Xandros is made to be REALLY user friendly. So doesn't it boot a LOT of things? How much memory do you have installed? As far as it being clunkier than WinBlows... I didn't think that was possible. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom
    Now, I have only booted Xandros once and it seemed a bit heavy so I booted Ubuntu again. So I could be wrong on this one. But... Here's my input. Xandros is made to be REALLY user friendly. So doesn't it boot a LOT of things? How much memory do you have installed? As far as it being clunkier than WinBlows... I didn't think that was possible. Lol.
    THis is my experience also - I have 1Gig of Ram, 2.4ghZ processor - but it's definitely much slower than Win XP Pro. Very disappointed!

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    xandros 4 slow

    I've been running Xandros 3 no problems -so when 4 became available
    thought i'd install it -dual boot with xp and it's painfully slow. did an 3 install on same machine -triple boot -it's no problem -fast but not as sexy looking.so, it's not the machine -it's xandros 4!
    also thought i'd take the anti-virus trial offered -now i can't uninstall it!
    keeps telling me trial is up -but can't get rid of the mongrel thing!anyone with a clue?

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