Thread: PC slow down ?
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Old September 10, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bucklaz View Post
Going from 17in to 24in would force you to bump up your resolution so that could explain the difference in performance.

Also, your CPU is under 100% load when watching videos because your integrated GPU isn't doing much. You'd be better off getting a cheap gfx card than upgrading to a cheap dual core.
The 100% load was not when watching videos, well yes it was too, but the one I was talking about was just when loading a page such as HWC's main page.

Sorry I forgot to mention the resolution. I believe the 17in was running at 1024 x 768 (if that makes any sense) and the 24in at 1920 x 1200.

There wasn't a reinstall in the past 3 months, but its been less than a year since I reinstalled. Don't really want to go through the trouble again, specially if its just for 3 months.

I would like to get a cheap gfx, but no PCIe, no AGP slot and el cheapo PSU. If I remember right, its an Hiper (or Hipro) 300w with 18A on the 12V.
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