Originally Posted by chencheng
Before I use linux I heard, it has very good performance on poor hardware. However, I got very high cpu load when using fedora10.
here is my hardware
Memory 512 MB
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz
the average rate of my CPU load is 70%, and memory used is 60%,
really strage, did I configure right or something else ? Thanx!
Are you running F10 as a LiveCD or is it installed on your HD already...running it through the LiveCD maybe the reason why your CPU & RAM load are a bit high...however I could be wrong
Just to give you an idea of how good Linux is with older hardware...I'm currently running F10 on a
Pentium II 400mhz
40 gig HD
3dfx 32mb Voodoo 4 graphics card
With the help of the community have been able to get some use out of this old computer again...I run it as a desktop pc.
I'm still tinkering with improving performance...and again with the helpful suggestions of the community here I have stopped all unnecessary services (roughly about 12), change to a lighter DE (Xfce) and started to use Opera as my primary browser...as Firefox was taking up alot of CPU resources (100%)...I just recently installed Conky system monitor..which is helping me monitor my limited resources..and from what I can tell so far...the CPU is getting boggled down by Opera as it was with Firefox.
I'm probably one of the view few still using some old hardware in this forum...and I've been posting alot about it..but its awesome to know that Linux is flexible enough to do this...by the way my old PC is not blazing fast..however its an improvement...and I can surf the net and do additional things with out it bothering me...too much..always keeping in mind that this is an older PC