Why is my computer not as fast as others. I have been asking all about what I could upgrade my computer to make it better. And it seems from what I have been told. It is a pretty good machine. It has pretty good stuff. I mean not the best. But what could i do for an upgrade to get the most out of my PC?
System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion p6000 series/Model p6654y OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Motherboard Socket AM3 (938) Memory DDR3 2048 MB's/ PC3-10600 (1,333 MHz) (2 Cards) Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4200 Sound Card Realtek High definition Audio Monitor(s) Displays PnP-Monitor (Standard) (I am using my Emerson TV) Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels at 75 Hz in true colors (32-bit)
Keyboard Logitech wireless wave combo MK550 (Came with mouse) Mouse Logitech wireless wave combo MK550 (Came with keyboard) PSU 250 Watts Case HP Cooling Fan Hard Drives 750.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
692.61 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
hp DVD-RAM GH60L SATA CdRom Device [Optical drive]
YMAX magicJack USB Device [Optical drive]
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic Internet Speed DSL Download speed 15.06-mb/s Upload .49-mb/s ping 45ms Other Info HP Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCIe Card
System Manufacturer/Model Number bilt it myself OS win7 home premium 64bit CPU AMD phenom2 X6 Motherboard gigabyte Memory OZC 8gig (2fours) Graphics Card onbourd Sound Card onbourd Monitor(s) Displays samsung syncmaster 1100p plus
System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony Vaio F series laptop OS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel i7 720QM Motherboard Sony Vaio intel Memory 6 GB DDR3 Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GT 330m 1GB Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays 16.4" Screen Resolution 1620x1080
Keyboard Saitek Cyborg Mouse Logitech G5 Hard Drives OCZ 240gb Vertex 2 SSD Internet Speed 10mb/1mb Other Info Blu-ray Reader
On the plus side, I finally see what everybody was raving about with SSD boot times
This is where the DIY systems falls behind laptops or prebuilt PCs (with optimized BIOS of course). The BIOS is not fast enough when the motherboard supports a lot of crap. My laptop boots 10 seconds faster (31s vs 40s) with every device being way slower on the paper, because the BIOS in the laptop is super fast. I have done everything as possible to make the desktop PC POST faster, but no no. I bet PCs which use integrated video POST a lot faster. It takes a long time for the display to come ON at the first place. There there is the point where it detects hard drives!
Out of the 41 seconds boot time in the desktop PC, BIOS takes up about 20s. 40s is the reboot time. So shutdown time comes into play as well.