Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
HP is STUPID......
OK, I have in the shop now an HP Pavilion a310n desktop..... it came in for performance issues.
Now, this thing is no speed demon, it's a 2.7GHz Celeron with 512MB of ram and integrated Intel Extreme Graphics (i845 chipset), so yeah, it's a slug.
It has other issues.... the disk is a bit fragmented, and it has Norton IS 2006 (which is a bloated POS) but that still doesn't explain why it took 90 seconds to log on.....
Her spyware scan came back clean.... ditto for the virus scan.
The CPU heatsink was clean, so no clock throttling issues.
The problem was that HP enabled compression in the Windows folder BY DEFAULT! This thing isn't hurting for disk space.... it has an 80GB drive and all she uses it for is TurboTax, some pics and email. She has like 60GB free.
Performance should be good after the OS decompresses itself. :p
Once that's done, a defrag will be done and SP3 is going in. Then she can do the Norton 2008 update..... NIS 2006 and 2007 sucked so bad that the upgrade to 2008 is FREE for owners of NIS 2006 and 2007.
2004 300M Special...257K miles. Original powertrain!