Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

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Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby HippieWitch » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:51 pm

I've got a Gateway desktop with an AMD triple core processor. Is it possible to optimize the system to make better use of the triple cores? I'm just curious since a few things like Opera and other applications are sometimes sluggish. Thanks!

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby catweazel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:18 pm

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby HippieWitch » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:36 am

Give me a bit to get on it. On my tablet at the moment.

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby catweazel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:50 am

Ok, the kernel is SMP, which is the right one, so we need to look elsewhere.

Are you running Mint 14? Xfce? KDE? Cinnamon? MATE? LMDE?
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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby HippieWitch » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:49 pm

I'm running Linux Mint 14 64 bit Cinnamon.

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby catweazel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:35 pm

HippieWitch wrote:I'm running Linux Mint 14 64 bit Cinnamon.

Ah, that'll do it. Cinnamon is very graphics intensive and will cause lag if your video card is a bit on the slow side. I recommend that you look at the MATE edition. It is much less power hungry.
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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby HippieWitch » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:01 pm

I had a feeling it was Cinnamon. I'll check out Mate then. Thanks. :-)

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Re: Can Mint be optimized on a triple core?

Postby catweazel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:44 pm

Cheers.
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