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  1. ajramsay

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    I am responsible for the computers at my workplace, of which there are five. All but one came with Windows 7 Professional installed and they are fine.

    There is one that is from 2007 and it originally had XP on it, but last year I installed Window 7 Professional on it.

    For some reason, the 2007 computer is markedly slower than the other computers and I can't figure out why. I've been comparing it to mine, which is from 2009 and see no reason why the 2007 should be slower than the 2009.

    Both disk drives are 7200 RPM, both computers have 2 GB RAM.
    The 2007 computer has an Intel Pentium D CPU 2 GHz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors.
    The 2009 computer has an Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7500 2.93 GHz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors.
    The 2007 computer has more disk drive space (298 GB) than the 2009 machine (149 GB).

    The 2007 computer has only three user accounts, whereas mine has six. The 2007 computer has much less software installed on it. Both have Norton Internet Security installed. They are on the same LAN.

    I maintain them so that they are cleaned up and defragged on a regular basis.

    What am I missing?
     
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    Where and when are you seeing this slowness?
     
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    No need for model number here is the E7500 beside the top-of-the-line Pentium D. The E7500, despite having lower frequency, is twice as fast.
     
  5. ajramsay

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    Thanks for the help! Now I understand why it's slow. I just didn't know where to look for the info on the CPUs. Thanks a bunch!
     
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