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Poor Workstation Performance

Question asked by Luther Cifers on Jun 13, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 14, 2009 by Anna Wood
Hi all,

I've recently purchased a used workstation from eBay. It's a Dell Precision 690. I'm trying to get something with good performance without spending a bundle of $$$. So far the performance is not very good, and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what I can do to improve it. Here is what I know about the system:

Processors: 2 x Dual Core 3.73GHz 5080 / 4MB Cache / 1066FSB
8GB 533 MHz RAM (that's what BIOS says, was advertised as 677MHz)
2 x 500GB SATA II Hard Drives (Set to striping in integrated controller)

The rebuild time for the Punchholder model was about 4.5 mins. I tried with and without hyperthreading enabled in BIOS but with very little difference.

I'd like to try any other settings that might improve performance, and will invest in better hardware if needed. It just seems to me that the performance is way below what it should be.

The test was ran on SW 2009 SP3.0, XP64 OS

Thanks in advance!

- Luther