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Re: Question about speed

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:51:51AM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > > My fast machine is a Pentium 2 clocking at 348 Mhz with 192 Mb RAM
> > > The Celeron slowpoke clocks at 701 and sports 512 Mb RAM
> > How are you measuring fast? For some workloads, that's completely to be
> > expected.
> Latency of keystrokes. I press the key and the feedback is oo so slow.
> In my case it's TTS feedback, not on screen, but same principle. Both
> machines have the exact same TTS board (ISA) and software drivers, both
> running FC4, but this was also true FC 3.

Hmmm. That should be next to instant on either system. I wonder if something
is simply configured badly and introducing a delay.

I'm going to make the assumption that you're not running a heavyweight GUI
environment such as GNOME or KDE. In that case, the greater RAM is probably
not usually a factor at all. And the Celeron 700 is a very low-end chip with
pretty low overall performance.

> The 348Mb box is snappy. I press [char], I hear [char] echoed out the
> TTS. On the slow machine, I would warrant there's a delay of hundreds of
> ms. Not measured, but I'd warrant on the order of 400-700 ms.

On the other hand, either machine ought to be able to do better than that.
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