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Old July 2, 2011, 02:02 PM
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I'm not a h/w geek and need some help on this! Purchased a new Toshiba Protege R835-P70 yesterday with i5 2410-M chip. Why would it take twice as long -- 4 seconds -- to save a file that I use created by my company's proprietary program vs. only 2 seconds on BOTH my 2 year old HP dx 7500 desktop using a Core 2 Duo E8500 chip at 3.16 Ghz AND my husbands 4 year old Fujitsu Lifebook using a Core 2 Duo E7500 chip at 2.93 Ghz? It's a big deal to me b/c this is the file I work on for our company all day long. Is it all about the Ghz? This Toshiba model is known to load LOTS of bloatware? Could that be it? Thanks for any help on this chip stuff....I'm really surprised that both a 2- and 4-year old desktop and laptop would save my file twice as fast?
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we need more info.

how are you saving? does it need to process something heavy in order to save it or...?? :)

disable uuac? windows 7 on vbasic so aero doesnt fickle around?

disable antivirus/antispyware/anythign that may peak at the file when accessed/read?

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thanks....I will try these suggestions and get back to you.
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Propable a slower HD could be the cause of that. Indexing and constant HDD scanning from windows can also be in the equation.
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HD is a 5400 rpm....
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that could be one factor vs your older 7200 rpm

i have a 7200 100 gb hd lappy here with all kind of warnings from the wd software lol that is faster than a brand new 5400.
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The time it takes to save a file is more then often due to how fast the hard drive spins (5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm vs ssd) then the actual processor speed
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The time it takes to save a file is more then often due to how fast the hard drive spins (5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm vs ssd) then the actual processor speed
That and I'm sure there's a ton of bloatware installed on the laptop too. It's a shame OEM's still insist on loading up all this junk.

bb12, if you can, I'd suggest doing a clean install and see if that improves things. Otherwise, you'll probably want to consider buying a 7200RPM hard drive for the laptop, or go all out and get a SSD.
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Or half-way measure, hybrid drive such as the Momentus.
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my husbands 4 year old Fujitsu Lifebook using a Core 2 Duo E7500 chip at 2.93 Ghz
You have a laptop with a desktop CPU crammed into it???

As other pointed out, it sounds like you're getting hit by the bloatware penalty or you're I/O bound (hard drive isn't fast enough).
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Did your laptop come with an OS reinstall disc?
If so, blast the OEM Windows install and start fresh with that disc. While reinstalling, use one of your other computers to get drivers for the reinstall. At the very least, get rid of the WildTangent, Norton NIS trial, and anything else that pops up when you boot your computer.

A Seagate Momentus XT is faster than any 5400RPM drive at the moment, but remember the flash portion only works when you're READING (e.g. to make Windows boot faster). It's a normal, but still snappy, hard drive when it comes to write. If time really means money for you AND you can't go with a desktop, I recommend equipping your laptop with a solid state drive and keeping any big files on an eSATA or USB 3.0 enclosure.

My Core i5 2410m beats out a 2.13GHz Core2Duo in Folding@Home by around 30% (in TPF) so you should at least match the higher clocked C2Ds in processing. That said, your company's "proprietary" software may rely on clock speed only if it's poorly optimized. (e.g. was it programmed in the Pentium 4 days and never updated afterwards?) As dangtx said, we need to know what kind of workload you're talking about.
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