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Re: Upgrading the CPU?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill in Co, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Bill in Co

    Bill in Co Flightless Bird

    dadiOH wrote:
    > Bill in Co wrote:
    >> I was thinking about possibly upgrading my current 1.6 GHz CPU on my
    >> Dell Desktop with a faster 2.2 GHz CPU (which is compatible and
    >> available), but I had a couple of general questions:
    >>
    >> Would upgrading the CPU would require some, or perhaps most, apps to
    >> need to be reactivated again, due to tripping some copy protection
    >> features of the apps?
    >> IOW, will apps typically look at that alone and that's enough, or
    >> does it take 2 or more large changes to the system to normally trigger
    >> it?

    >
    > You have apps that needed to be activated?? Or are you talking about XP?
    > If the latter, I don't know if changing just the CPU would require a new
    > activation or not but if it does it is no big deal.
    > _____________
    >
    >> Also, when making image backups on my system to my second internal
    >> SATA2 drive, I am now getting a throughput of around 1.5 GBytes per
    >> minute. Is that max transfer speed limit likely due to my slow CPU
    >> speed (I have a 1.6 GHz CPU), or more likely a limit of the disk
    >> drive (or other motherboard components)?

    >
    > Not the CPU. Drive or program doing the imaging.
    > ______________
    >
    >> As I recall, I think the
    >> theoretical transfer limit of SATA2 hard drives is supposed to be
    >> around 3 Gbits per second, so I'm not sure if the hard drive itself
    >> is the primary limit here. If so, then a CPU upgrade wouldn't affect
    >> that transfer rate either.

    >
    > I get 76 MB/sec...4.56 GB/min. My older drive does about 60 of that,


    (60? 60 of what? You mean 60% of the 4.56 GB/min)?

    Well then, I don't get it. My Dell desktop system (Dell 530 Inspiron)
    isn't too old (dated around 2008), and has two internal SATA-II drives, and
    I can't get anything close to that (using Acronis True Image to make the
    image backups). Instead, it takes around 10 minutes to create a 15 GB
    image (between my two internal SATA-II drives), which is 1.5 GB/min. For
    what you quoted above, it would only take you about 3 minutes, which is
    phenomenal! Wonder why the difference?
     

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