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21-Jul-2012, 03:56 PM #1
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I came across an older PC running a Pentium 3GHz dual core processor, and about 1GB or RAM. I ordered more RAM, because having near the mark of 4GBs is a little more up to par with what I'll be using it for. My question is how can I make it so that this computer runs as effectively as possible? I put the newest version of Linux Mint on it. Aside installing PreLink I haven't done much of anything to it. It is however up to date. I just plan on using it to host a small Minecraft server for my friends. Any tips?
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21-Jul-2012, 04:09 PM #2
The motherboard supports 4GB of RAM? And you paid how much for that?
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21-Jul-2012, 05:26 PM #3
Around $40. It was a resale shop. Someone thought it was broken and just wanted to get rid of
It. Any tips on how to speed it up?
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21-Jul-2012, 07:45 PM #4
Speed up a 3 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB RAM running Linux Mint? I would expect that to be extremely fast, but maybe my standards are just too low. Is it really slow for those specs, or are you just looking for perfection?
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21-Jul-2012, 07:52 PM #5
It has an older 40GB hard drive, so it's a possibility that I'm just too use to my solid state. Opening folders, and things of that nature take a couple seconds. It's very likely my computer I built has spoiled me. Nevertheless, are there anyways to make it really perform well?
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21-Jul-2012, 08:16 PM #6
I don't know of any performance improvement tips. If the problem is mainly the disk access time you would need to replace with a faster disk.
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21-Jul-2012, 10:13 PM #7
I think I'm just impatient with it. I was hoping though there was somethings you could do to it to make it run faster, but I guess not. Thanks.
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