I installed Mint 15 Xfce 32-bit on this computer and I'm having a large performance issue.
It's slower than I think it should be and unless I'm wrong the CPU is clocked at 1000Mhz vs the 2000Mhz it should be running at
At first I thought it was the video driver. I swapped from the nouveau to Nvidia since the Mint logo spash screen was drawing verrry slooowly. About 30 seconds to fully draw it. Using the nvidia driver didn't do very much, but make the screen a little sharper. I need the speed though not the sharpe screen it seems.
Here is the output from typing inxi -Fx in a terminal. I bolded the portion where it says it's clocked at 10000Mhz. The board is from a compaq system I found in my neighbors' trash and popped in a sempron I had laying around
It has no setings in neither the bios nor jumpers to set the speed, so the issue must lie with Mint. So how do I set the system clock to it's proper speed?
Also, how do I interpret the Memory amount on the last line? "Memory 357.9/1381.7MB" Is that the amout used and available.
If it's read how I read it I'm runnig out of RAM which might also cause me performance problems too.
I only have 1.5GB of RAM. I can't seem to find a second 1G DDR2 667Mhz stick that's not super expensive anymore.
System: Host: linux-BT472AA-ABA-CQ5625F Kernel: 3.8.0-25-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.16) Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
Machine: System: Compaq-Presario product: BT472AA-ABA CQ5625F
Mobo: PEGATRON model: NARRA5 version: 5.00 Bios: Phoenix version: 5.59 date: 05/20/2010
CPU: Single core AMD Sempron 3600+ (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 2009.11 clocked at 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
X.Org: 1.13.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/integrated/SSE2/3DNOW! GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.88 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.8.0-25-generic
Network: Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: fc00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 70:71:bc:70:0a:0e
Card-2: Ralink RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter usb-ID: 148f:3070
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (5.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD800JD size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 70G used: 3.8G (6%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 148 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 357.9/1381.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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