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    I have a post under 'Spreadsheets' about slow Excel calculations " Slow calculation of rank and percentile", wherein I found out that Excel will run faster with multi-threading turned off on a new refurb computer. Which leads me to wonder if the CPU/motherboard is as it should be.

    Any ideas on how to test this?

    Thanks.

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    First, you should make sure your chipset drivers and BIOS are up-to-date.

    Is this machine from a big OEM such as Dell, HP, etc.? Have you tried looking at their support site for test tools?

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    You could try Sandra Lite (see my post and the link on this thread):

    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...owtopic=778224
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    Here are a couple more to try ....

    CPU-Z is freeware.


    or this ....

    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit

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