2.4 GHz BlackBook vs 2.6 GHz MacBook Pro = Internet slower for BlackBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Son of Matrix, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Son of Matrix macrumors regular

    Son of Matrix

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    Hi all,

    I have just received one refurbished BlackBook and one refurbished MacBook Pro.

    I noticed that when I download the same widget, the BlackBook is much slower around 20-30 kbps while the MacBook Pro downloads at 120-140kbps. Both of them are side by side and are on wireless. The BlackBook is relatively nearer to the wireless router.

    Both are using the same Airport Card. I thought this is the one that should make all the difference for internet surfing/download?

    BlackBook specs:
    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.31f0

    MacBook Pro Specs:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B03
    SMC Version: 1.27f1

    Any reason why? Is my BlackBook screwed?
     
  2. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

    afireintonto

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    Portland
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    no your BB is fine. Faster Processor = Faster Webpage download times

    pretty simple
     
  3. Son of Matrix thread starter macrumors regular

    Son of Matrix

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    but it's almost 4 times faster...the difference of processor is only 0.2 GHz
     
  4. sactownbwoy macrumors regular

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    That is not true. My 3.4ghz vista core 2 quad has the same speeds as my 2.5ghz xp celeron machine.

    There is something else at play with your computer. The speeds should be really close. It could be the path that one takes to get to the website. Run multiple speed tests on both machines then average them for each machine. They should be close. I am not sure what the problem is but just because one is 2.4 and the other is 2.6 is not the problem
     

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