05-08-2012, 07:12 PM
| | Re: Question about 64-bit and IDE?
"John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
> On 5/4/2012 6:22 AM, Grumpy@Oldman.com wrote:
>> Dumb question maybe. I am fishing for explanation of what I see as
>> slowness in my W7 64-bit. Since my drive is IDE, I am wondering if
>> it could be that IDE can't handle 64-bit processing and that I must go
>> to SATA.
> Seems wildly unlikely. Have you run the built-in 'experience index' test?
> If so, does it say that the hard disk is to blame for your problems? This
> test isn't infallible or even very sophisticated but it might get you
> moving in the right direction.
Also, if the above test gives a disk score of 5.9, your HD
speed is nominal. Less than that will most likely be due
to the lower transfer rates of the IDE interface. The 64 bit
OS has no bearing on this. The maximum score a mechanical
drive will receive is 5.9. For a greater score you will need an
SSD. The max score with an SSD is 7.9.