[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: New computer not fast

Dan Seddon dan.seddon at framestore-cfc.com
Wed Jan 4 12:28:28 EST 2006

Sounds like you're getting a fair increase to me  - it's going about 
40-50% faster. The 3800 is misleading sales talk as  it's really going 
about 2 ghz and you're using a 32 bit operating system, so you wont be 
getting any benefits from the 64bittyness.

>This is a little off Houdini topic, please excuse.
>I built a computer and compared with my old one and my anticipation it seems
>dog slow.
>New computer:
>Windows xp pro x64
>amd athlon 3800 64 dual core proc.
>Mother board Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe  Part No.  90-M9LOPO-GOUAYZ
>400 mhz Kingston ram.
>Old computer
>Windows 2000
>AMD Athlon XP 1.65 ghz.
>Some old dual proc. mother board.
>I rendered the same frame on new and old using both procs:
>Old time	4m30s
>New time	3m7s
>About x1.4
>I was expected more?
>I have not yet tried to overclock the motherboard but that would only make a
>few percentage points difference, yes?
>Thanks for any advice.
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