I have 2 pc's at home of a different specs. However both have 160GB Hard Drives that claim to spin at 7200 RPM. I don't know the other stats like cache size.
Last night they were performing identical tasks.
Namely they were extracting a 6 gig's worth of data. It was an .exe that when double clicked extracted the entire contents to a folder.
One pc completed in 3 minutes and the other in 10 minutes. The estimated speed was 18Mb/s PC1 and 6 Mb/s on PC2
PC1 is a Quad Core pentium with 2 gig ram. PC2 is a Dual Core AMD with 2 gig ram.
Any ideas why speed was so dramatically different? FYI PC2 was extracting from a compressed folder.
IMO the two should of been relatively identical assuming that the Hard drive is the bottleneck on PC's Any ideas are cool. I can't believe it's the jump to Quad Core but then against my beliefs the difference between the 2 is not to be ignored.
Unfortunately PC2 is my own :D. Any advice?