Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th Nov 2007 08:01 UTC, submitted by Research Staff
Windows Some testing by the research staff shows that SP1 provides no measurable relief to users saddled with sub-par performance under Vista.
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Who expected otherwise ?
by Nephelim on Mon 19th Nov 2007 12:05 UTC
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I have been installing Windows Service Packs from NT 4.0 Service Pack 1 and I have neither seen nor expected them to speed up the system at all.

I don't think that's the purpose of the Service Packs anyway, they're supposed to fix things, add funcionality, and the so ... in this case, besides, I bet Microsoft couldn't improve system performance with a Service Pack even if they wanted to do so.

About the testing, Vista does include that new scoring thing that tells you your system score: if the Service Pack does not modify that score, I doubt that any improvement (if it existed) was noticeable at all.

By the way, a P4/2.4GHz (no hyperthreading) with 1.5GB RAM DDR/333MHz, two 320GB UDMA/100 hard disks and an ATI Radeon Pro 9600 256MB gives me a 3.5 (the range is from 1.0 up to 5.9 if I am not wrong) score (CPU=3.5, RAM = 4.4, hard disk = 4.6, graphics card = 3.6) ... but the performance degrades once you install software, especially virus protection one.

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