my machine: T2300E, 1gb ram
never clean reinstalled. just deleted junk stuff when i first got it and left it at that till now, 2 months later. oh ya i defragged it once last week.
am watching alan and daniel playing on WPT using WMP, running azuerus and limewire both downloading on average 50kb/sec, with 55 processes running in total, have had the laptop switched on continuously for more than 24 hours, read this thread, thought might as well play with the numbers. was expecting something pathetic like 2.5 mins or even 3 mins.
i got 1 min 26 secs, with ALL mentioned programs running simultaneously on the background lol. now it really got me to think if it's really worth the hassle doing all the reinstalling and stuff and paying however much more for a T2500 for just 13secs quicker. heck, i might even be able gain extra 5 secs or more if i close all the programs and let the lappy rest for a bit first.