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Poor performance for a good configuration

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May 15, 2011 9:24:55 AM

Hello,

I've often noticed some brand PC's perform better than in-house built ones, even if their configuration is less performant. I suppose the secret is better matching of the components, timings, etc.

I've recently built a PC based on a ASUS PH55-M MB + i3 540 CPU + 2 GB DDR3 + WS 500 GB SATA HDD.
It sounds pretty well and it should replace an older Pentium IV based SQL server for a small network.
Howeved it's performance is MUCH lower than the old PC :??: 
The only issue it comes to my mind at the moment is the fact I am using ONE 2 GB module and I will try to use
two 1 GB modules instead. I hope that will help but any other idea is wellcome :) 

Thank you,
Daniel
May 15, 2011 9:38:54 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Can you explain more about the slowdown ? in what tasks does your new PC feels slower ?
May 15, 2011 10:14:18 AM

The machine stands as a MSDE Engine SQL server for an accounting application.
I have changed the old Pentiun based machine with this one (no network changes) and
the tasks on the work stations (viewing accounting info) perform much slower!

Thank you,
Daniel
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May 15, 2011 2:15:52 PM

There should be absolutely no difference between 1x2 and 2x1 gb RAM.
May 15, 2011 3:25:29 PM

It's strange,try doing a clean install of windows and see if it helps(there might be some registry problems causing slow downs)
May 15, 2011 4:57:37 PM

kajabla said:
There should be absolutely no difference between 1x2 and 2x1 gb RAM.

dual channel ?
May 15, 2011 4:58:51 PM

Maziar said:
It's strange,try doing a clean install of windows and see if it helps(there might be some registry problems causing slow downs)


I'll try, thank you!

I'll be back :D 
!