posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by semperfortis
Your results don't seem to make much sence to me-related to processors, let me explain:
The oldest design would be the p4 HT. Now, as Art said, there is only one processing core in there. Now, this was starting to be the time where a
single stream of data was not enough to keep the processor busy all the time. What they did whas to create a "virtual" second core. Now infor
could be feed to both cores at once-in reality it is feeding info to both halfs of the processor.
Now, with vista, I would recommend more like 3 gigs of ram...really!!!
The hp machine has a (Athlon 64 3400) processor. As you noted, it is running @2.2 gig's speed. Now this is a single core, non hyperthreading
processor. (hyperthreading was/is an Intel process/name)
Now, having xp installed, there is a much lighter load on the equipment-20-40% less. 1.5 gigs of ram is very good, 2 gig's would be a bit better.
As you guessed,Laptop hardware is very different than desktop hardware. The biggest 2 reasons are heat-the electronics are very tightly packed and
only 1 small fan. The second is that laptops compromise ultimate performace for battery life. The laptop is going to be he weakest "gaming" rig.
Other than that, once booted, it should run and do all you need/want.
BTW, realize that the processors in your laptop run @1.6gig and the desktops run @ 2.2 and 3.4gig.