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lostsoul62
29-05-2012, 04:39 AM
I have an E6550 Intel 2.33 Gig dual core - 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM - 1 TB Sata 3 (6 Gb) Hard drive
The other is a AMD 955 3.2 Gig Quad core - 60 GB SSD Hard drive and 2 USB3 Hard Drives - 1333 Gigs of RAM
The AMD does a virus check at 3 times the speed using the same software so is it 1. The CPU 2. The RAM 3. The Hard Drive which on paper is the same speed but not in reality? Or all 3? But which one gives it the most speed?
I'm going to build another computer which is an 8 core and just wondering what gives it the most speed?

Slankydudl
29-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Since it is birus scanning it will be the SSD and cpu to a lesser extent. Also the cpus speed is measured in Hz not gigabytes. And i dont thing its possible to have ram clocked ar 6400 nor 1333gb of ram.

MushHead
29-05-2012, 07:22 AM
1333G of RAM? :drool:

I'll bet your SSD in the AMD box is responsible for a lot of the difference. How do the machines compare when virus testing an external HDD? Tried any benchmarking software on the 2 boxes?

stratex5
29-05-2012, 07:42 AM
The Amd has a smaller hd so should go faster.

pctek
29-05-2012, 07:56 AM
I have an E6550 Intel 2.33 - 4 Gigs RAM -
The other is a AMD 955 3.2 - 1333 Gigs of RAM

?
Somehow I don't think it has 1333GB of RAM. Not enough RAM slots for that much....

The one PC may be quite a clean instal, and the other full of bloat.
Try them both in safe mode, any difference?

The slow one - do a fresh install of windows.

autechre
29-05-2012, 08:59 AM
It'll be the SSD, no question. They're just much quicker for accessing files than the traditional platter-based HDDs.

On paper, they may use the same interface eg.SATA2 but they're nowhere near close in terms of read & write speeds - stuff that actually counts :D

Nick G
29-05-2012, 09:56 AM
It will be the SSD. Not only is the read and write speed quicker, but its a lot smaller as well. Also, you won't have 1333 gigs or ram, the 1333 will refer to how fast your ram it. It will be measured in the mhz, just like the cpu is measured in the ghz.

For your 8 core machine, I would give it a SSD to run windows and important programs, and then a large HDD for your files.

KarameaDave
29-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Comparing pumpkins with kumara?

Chilling_Silence
29-05-2012, 11:43 AM
The Amd has a smaller hd so should go faster.

No, not the size, but the speed of it. The SSD will be significantly faster! The size isn't really the relevant factor here.

inphinity
29-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Yeah, the SSD is most likely the biggest factor here. And depending on which AV software, the CPU also but to a far lesser degree. The 955 is blazing fast if you're running something that can actually take advantage of it's cores.

stratex5
29-05-2012, 03:04 PM
No, not the size, but the speed of it. The SSD will be significantly faster! The size isn't really the relevant factor here.

Sorry:),
But wont the size make a small difference also because there are less files?

Not trying to argue, I just want to learn;)

Nick G
29-05-2012, 03:22 PM
Sorry:),
But wont the size make a small difference also because there are less files?

Not trying to argue, I just want to learn;)

Yes, size will make a difference assuming that the HDD has significantly more data on it than the SSD. However, the speed difference would be small compared to the boost given by the SSD's extra speed over the HDD.

Chilling_Silence
29-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Get yourself a SSD, and you'll understand ;-)

stratex5
29-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Ok, thanks.
And ssd costs a heap more than a hd. But mabye one day ill try one:)

inphinity
29-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Sorry:),
But wont the size make a small difference also because there are less files?

Not trying to argue, I just want to learn;)

Size, type, and quantity of files makes a difference. Drive size is, for all practical purposes, irrelevant. An 80GB drive with 10,000 7MB ZIP files will be more intensive to scan than a 2TB drive with 100 7MB ZIP files. In fact, you'll also find that it's quite possible the bigger drive is newer, and performs better (though this is not a factor of size, just of drive performance and technology).

mikebartnz
29-05-2012, 03:59 PM
Yes, size will make a difference assuming that the HDD has significantly more data on it than the SSD. However, the speed difference would be small compared to the boost given by the SSD's extra speed over the HDD.
The SSD will be the main reason but he doesn't say too much about the USB drive.
The AMD is faster and also quad core as against dual core which would certainly make a difference if you wanted to carry on using the PC.

Nick G
29-05-2012, 03:59 PM
Ok, thanks.
And ssd costs a heap more than a hd. But mabye one day ill try one:)
There's a reason they cost more. They are much faster, also have no spinning disk.

8ftmetalhaed
29-05-2012, 06:57 PM
Failing all else you can just get a small SSD for the operating system then install all your programs to a secondary data disk.