Quad is half as fast as C2D - why? Tags: Gateway RAM Excel Computers Last response: October 27, 2009 12:47 AM in Computer Brands Share kuni October 26, 2009 9:20:49 PM I'm completely baffled. I need to run an Excel spreadsheet that's quite large...and I need to run it all the time. I've been running it in Excel 2007/XP on my MacBook Pro 2.4 C2D/6gb RAM via Boot Camp. I bought a Gateway SX2802-01 (C2Quad/4gb ram) to do this one thing. It's running Win7. When I run this Excel file on my MacBook Pro, it takes 30 seconds. When I run it on the desktop Gateway Quad, it takes a 60 seconds or longer. What is going on here? Excel tells me that it's using all 4 processors....but why does it take so long? Is it the OS? RAM? Do I need to move to a custom AMD or i7 system? More about : quad half fast c2d | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove aford10 October 27, 2009 12:47:16 AM What are each of the system specs? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Computer Brands>Quad is half as fast as C2D - why?> Related ressources: ForumGreat... it's Quad Core... but why ? ForumX2 6400+ BE, C2D E6750, X2 5200+, or X2 5000+ BE ForumAthlon X2 6000+ vs C2D E6420 ForumProper RAM for C2D Rig, and OCing? ForumGood quad cpu ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumPentium D 960 @4.16 GHz vs QUAD CORE Q6700 @ 2.66 GHz in games ForumDiscrete GPU or APU or Upgrade Existing C2D System? ForumHigh end CPUs, C2D , quad core, what do you guys think? ForumCore 2 Quad Q8400 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE ForumCore 2 Duo vs Core 2 Quad for Gaming ForumDual or Quad better for gaming ForumThe Dual-Core vs. Quad -Core debate ForumQ6600 isn't real quad ? ForumWolfdale Vs Quad core ForumLaptops admin passwords ForumDoes anyone have experience with the insperion 530 quad core system?? ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumCompaq NC3161 Fast Ethernet NIC Driver? ForumHP OmniBook XE3 slows down to half speed even when plugged.. More resources Read discussions in other Computer Brands categories Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett Packard Packard Bell Apple eMachines !