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Thread: Any opionions / ideas AMD64 Dual Core SLOW

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Any opionions / ideas AMD64 Dual Core SLOW

    I apologize if this has been hashed out already. I am returning to Linux after years away, and I just loaded Ubuntu 64 bit, and then 32 bit onto my:

    Dell Laptop Inspiron 1721
    AMD64 Dual Core Proc 2.3 GHz
    4GB of RAM
    160GB SCSI HDe

    It just seems perplexing to me how SLOW it runs. In slow, I mean screen refresh, app startup, Firefox, generally everything. I am reading and reading through forums, but I wanted to try and find out if other people are experiencing this in general, is this just Ubuntu 8.10, or is it tied to the AMD 64 architecture? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Illinois, USA
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Any opionions / ideas AMD64 Dual Core SLOW

    Screen refresh and some other things would be more affected by your graphics card... do you know what kind you have?
    The output of
    lspci | grep VGA
    in a terminal should tell you.
    If I'm not being clear enough or giving you enough information, just ask

    "But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up."

    Smooth scrolling for GTK!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Re: Any opionions / ideas AMD64 Dual Core SLOW

    I have an ATI card: (ATI Technologies Inc RS690M ) I am using the fglrx driver, but I also tried the Ubuntu driver. Is this card / ATI driver just not well supported?

    I know i recently was going to attempt to load 9.04, and it stated that the fglrx driver isnt supported at all.


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