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Hello! Just installed latest version of Ubuntu 64bit on a 2Ghz system with about 800Mb RAM and it's sloooooow... can't even play music smoothly. Any suggestions? Maybe a less resource ...
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    Question Why so slow? Any suggestions welcome!


    Hello!

    Just installed latest version of Ubuntu 64bit on a 2Ghz system with about 800Mb RAM and it's sloooooow... can't even play music smoothly. Any suggestions? Maybe a less resource hungry distribution you could recommend?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Ubuntu 11.10 system requirements recommend at least 1 GB of RAM, so that's most likely your problem. Are you in a position to be able to install more memory?
    If not, you could try a less resource intensive DE like Xfce or LXDE.

    If the above doesn't help, you might want to take a look at antiX or MEPIS.
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    Which Graphics Card do you have? Post the output of this
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    re graphics card question, I get the following

    00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)

    Many thanks

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    You should install Nvidia Proprietary driver. Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Have you checked Additional Drivers option?
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    is it possible your processor is only a 32 bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by champ_weller View Post
    is it possible your processor is only a 32 bit?
    I'm thinking to myself that is the problem. Most 64bit systems have between 2 and 4 GB RAM to start with expandable to 8 or 16 GB. I think you should put a 32bit version on the machine and try it again. I'll bet you'll see a huge difference.

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