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Toshiba 2400 S251 Performance Issue


I've got a toshiba 2400 s251 laptop with decent specs. Brand new 60gb hd, 512mb ram, 1. 6ghz p4 processor with a 512 cache, and a brand spankin' new install of xp sp2. However, the computer, even during the os install is slower than molasses running uphill. It's ridiculous. I reinstalled windows. I replaced the hard drive (it used to be a paltry 20gb of indeterminate age, so i kicked it out of bed for something with more surefire measurements). I ran windows memory tester and both sticks checked out fine. My friend even disc-booted gentoo to look at the cpu health and it processed 3, 000 (or was it 3 million?) Instructions per second-decent. The only thing that's wrong is the fan doesn't work (i've already ordered a replacement), but surely that would only affect performance until it overheated and started cooking, right?

For the life of myself and my friend, the hardware geek, we can not figure what in the heck is slowing this laptop down.


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