I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 7745G. It is definitely running slower than it should. Here are my machine specifications:
Memory: 15.6 GiB Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz X 8 Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1 GB (Although Ubuntu is saying: VESA: Madison) OS type: 64-bit Disk: 475.4 GB
I specifically noticed it was running slower when I ran a program I wrote to read and write information in a database. I tested the same program on my Lenovo Think Pad-T61 which also runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the same exact software (python and mysql). My Lenovo thinkpad was running the same program at about 2 to 3 times faster! Here are the specifications of my Lenovo Thinkpad:
Memory: 2.9GiB Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo cpu T8100 2.1GHZ X 2 Graphics: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (though Ubuntu says unknown) OS type: 64-bit Disk: 95.3 GB
Clearly, my Acer Aspire should be loads faster than my Lenovo Thinkpad. This makes me wander if my software is interacting optimally with my hardware and if I have the right drivers installed.
- How can I determine if my machine is configured to run optimally?
- For what other reasons would my Acer run slower?
All help is greatly appreciated. If you need more information about my machines let me know!