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#115854 9-Apr-2013 12:26
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I want to share some excitement but I can't really explain it

I have a 2.9 year old Dell XPS 1645 which broke and under special warranty got a the thing rebuilt. I removed the SSD I was using, and refitted the SSD upon receiving the rebuilt tank.

Win 7 64 bit home premium, 1st gen i7, 6gb RAM 1000~ Mhz, Radeon HD5730

Before rebuild:
- takes around 90 sec to boot
- if I hit "Back" when viewing pictures on MS picture viewer (the default program when you double click on a jpg) it takes 2-5 seconds to show the previous picture, going forwards is ok
- there is a few seconds lag between double clicking an app before anything starts to happen
- there is a lag everywhere in everything

After rebuild
- takes around 25 sec to boot
- hitting back on MS picture viewer gives me instant pic
- no lag noticable

Seriously? Why was my hardware causing slowness when old?
Sorry I didn't do any benchmarking etc but the clockspeeds are the same, turboboost working (I think - no reason not to) etc  ...




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  #795546 9-Apr-2013 12:28
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Probably the old install wasn't using AHCI for optimized SSD - this will slowdown access with time.

Also you don't mention what OS was running in the old hardware. Assuming it was the same, the fresh install has probably less software installed causing less contention at boot time.




 

 

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  #795554 9-Apr-2013 12:37
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there's no fresh install

I plugged in the same SSD - the only difference is the hardware apart from the SSD itself

the previous one was set correctly on AHCI

maybe I had a dud laptop or that it slowly burnt out its wiring over time




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  #795569 9-Apr-2013 12:41
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Perhaps a newer BIOS or different options set in the configuration then. Or perhaps the old one had some fault that was creating lots of log entries, cause general slow down.

Hard to say.




 

 

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