Will a quad-core solve this?
Posted on 2008-10-02
So, I am multitasking. Really multitasking, but my computer seems to be always behind me.
I currently have a Dell Dimension 9200, Core2 Duo 2.6Ghz and 4Gb of RAM, 500GB WD hard disk.
I thought it was a fast machine, but sometimes, it does not keep my pace. I have Windows XP Pro.
For example. I open Visual Studio 2005, then open a project and press run(F5) then, immediatly after, I click the start menu and....... wait a minute, why I can't even get the list of programs fast enough? Is that too much to ask?
Also, I have SQL Server 2005 Express installed here. I set it up to use just 512Mb of RAM so, it does not take all my machine to it (thought it can take just 1Gb max by limitation). When I run some queries, I want to keep working on other stuff and the computer really slows down.
I wonder if a Quad-Core processor would avoid me this kind of lags.
PS. I manually shut down most of the process that an average person kept running without need. So, I have no services to shut down.