My computer broke and I just want a simple machine. Bought an old dell at the university surplus store. Faster processor... my old hard drive and software (with drivers updated) but a lot slower. Is it actually slower or do I have other problems?
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It does not run as a 4.8 gig CPU, that is not how you measure the dual-core speeds. I suggest you do a clean setup on Windows if you want it to run faster. Also make sure you have enough RAM in the system, 4 gig would be great but 2 at least.