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OS on spinning drive, programs on SSD, will I see performance gains?

My work laptop runs windows 7 professional on a 7200rpm drive, which I feel is a bottle neck. Two programs I frequently use (they are always open) are Netbeans and Outlook, which seem to enjoy ...
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What is the main bottleneck for a personal offsite backup server

I want to host a personal cloud server on my network and am currently at a crossroads with hardware requirements for the server. My first thought was spend big bucks on a high performance machine with ...
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what OS to use when it comes to iTunes usage on virtual machines?

I'm interested in building a machine to VM iTunes to data wipe iPhones as part of recycling process. Now I was wondering which OS (mac/windows) would have iTunes run as it best performance wise? Also ...
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Using diskless server for gaming

I am running a small size internet cafe (5clients + server) using diskless technology (ccboot) Since i want to maximize the profit and squeeze the juice from the server, I allow customers who are ...
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Intel Ethernet Bottlenecking Internet?

I'm having trouble with my internet speeds. So I just recent build a pc and everything is fine. I installed the Intel drivers and connected to the internet. It connects but I'm only half the speed I ...
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Proxmox Guest caps at 18.5Mb/s-18.75Mb/s on upload?

I have an Asterisk 11 system running on a guest on a Proxmox host. It's the only guest on the host. If I test the bandwidth on the host, I can reach over 60Mb/s, which is expected as the pipe ...
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Speedup SMB by changing NTFS to ext4

I'm using a RaspberryPi with SMB and an external USB HDD for storage. I have only 2MB/s upload on it (via Ethernet/WiFi). After investigating, I think NTFS on the storage drive is the bottleneck, ...
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Will my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for quite a long time but money's a bit short and I can't do it all at once, I want to upgrade my GPU first because it's not up to par with most newer games ...
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Do I have enough power for SLI, and current bottleneck in system?

My current build consists of: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-m i5 3570k (planning to overclock to 4.2GHz) GSkill RipjawX 1333MHz (F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL) (planning to OC, but need to read up on RAM OC first) ...
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Determining contributors to elapsed time during a network request

The situation: There is a remote server. I am running a client program that makes calls to the server and requests data. These requests perform very slowly. The server limits the number of results ...
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Checking for samba transfer bottlenecks

This is a question about my home network setup. I have a NAS, connected via gigabit ethernet to a switch, which is connected via 100mbit ethernet to router. Then I have my mac, connected via wireless ...
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Framerate Bottleneck With GTX 560 TI 448

I recently upgraded from an old Nvidia GTX 9800+ to a GTX 560 TI 448. However, I'm getting much lower framerates than I'd expected based on benchmarks run by other 560 TI 448 owners. Specifically, in ...
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cygwin rsync over ssh very slow

I have 2 machines running Windows Xp SP3. I have cygwin installed on both, version 1.7. I have rsync and ssh installed on both, and configured using default settings as per ssh-host-config and ...
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Getting low to medium FPS on a fairly decent mid-range notebook. What could the bottleneck be? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Z470 laptop and these are its specs (generated from Speccy): Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz, Sandy Bridge 32nm ...
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At what point does the performance gap between GPU & CPU become so great that the CPU is holding back a system?

I know that generally speaking for gaming performance the GPU is the primary factor which holds back performance, with everything else such as RAM/motherboard/PSU/CPU being secondary in importance to ...
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How to avoid I/O bottlenecks in PC hardware selection and analysis?

I'm aware that the data transfer rate and the amount of memory held in the CPU cache can determine how fast a PC works. There are also probably a bunch of other factors that affect the performance of ...
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What would the bottleneck in my computer be? [closed]

I'm new here (basically came in from Google). I built a computer a few years ago. It runs most games fine. I've been wanting better performance though and the ability to play newer games with less ...
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Why does the cd command occasionally take several seconds to complete?

Sometimes, when using the command prompt, the cd command finishes quickly, but often it takes several seconds. What does it indicate? What's the bottleneck?
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CPU Bottlenecking GTX 560?

I recently purchased a GTX 560 graphics card, but I feel that it's not performing like it should be based on some tests I've run. I'm wondering if the CPU is the bottleneck; I'm running an AMD Phenom ...
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Software to detect hardware bottlenecks?

Is there software available that I can run on my system to detect possible hardware bottlenecks (CPU, RAM, Graphics, …)? p/s : I'm running Windows 7
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Hardware/IO Bottlenecks

Taking the following issues in the count, what would be the descending order from greatest to least of bottlenecks in a computer system? Network I/O Disk I/O RAM I/O Graphics I/O Processing I/O ...
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What are the most likely bottlenecks determining the performance of CamStudio screen recording? [closed]

When doing screen recording, I can get a frame rate of maybe 15 frames per second for the full screen on my 1080p monitor using the XVID codec. I can increase the speed a bit by recording a region, ...
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Broadband file transfer bottleneck

I am transferring a video (about 500 MB) created for a school project to my classmate's NAS box over our broadband connections. She has a 15 Mbps down and I have 15 Mbps up, according to multiple ...
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What could be bottlenecking me?

I have a rather old motherboard/processor and I'm trying to install a nice lightweight linux on it. However, I can never get through the installer because it's so slow. It took me over 400 seconds to ...
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Maximum Bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 x8 6Gbps RAID Card

I have a quick question regarding what I'm seeing as an obstacle in getting the proper performance out of a RAID card... I'm interested in setting up two RAID arrays (a RAID0 of 2 disks, and a RAID1 ...
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Next bottleneck after SSD's? [closed]

Very simple question; what would be the next logical bottleneck after hard drives? (SSDs have really kind of completely eliminated this bottleneck for the time being)
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How is a hard-drive a bottleneck when burning a CD or DVD?

I have always wondered why people keep blaming hard-drives for causing buffer underruns when burning a CD or DVD. I’ve read many people saying to use a faster hard-drive or to make sure to defragment ...
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Would my virus scanner be able to scan multiple files concurrently with dual CPU instead of multi-core?

Anti-virus: Microsoft Security Essentials OS : Windows 7 x64 Silly question perhaps, but somehow I was under the impression that multiple cores would mean the anti-virus scanner would be ...
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Optimizing I/O on Windows

Im currently building a new PC, the specification is below: Windows 7 Ultimate Intel Core 2 Due 2.6 2GB Ram Hard Drives 150GB Sata 180GB Sata 200GB Sata 512MB Express GFX Card Now my question(s) ...
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What is the Flash Player performance bottleneck? Not CPU?

I'm planning a big multimedia presentation would like to know how to get the best framerate out of Flash Player. Currently, using this simple benchmark tool, the ultra-quality stage seems to drop the ...
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Rate of Copying a Large File to a USB drive decreases as file size increases

I am using a 1.5TB Seagate USB Drive, formatted with NTFS, attached to a Linux Computer. I am copying a 70GB File to the drive. I have noticed that the file size of the copy has started increasing ...
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Force an application to use 90% of the cpu, mac

a software that I downloaded is kinda running slow and I guess it could run a bit faster, so I wondered: Can you force an application to use 90% of the cpu (90% not 100% {leave 10% for other stuff})? ...
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Improved bandwidth throughout home network

I appear to be encountering bandwidth limitations on my home network. In this specific instance, I am streaming videos from an external hard drive connected to a PC (USB), on a laptop wirelessly ...
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How to determine if CPU or RAM or DISK is the bottleneck on Windows 7

How do you determine if the CPU or RAM or DISK is the bottleneck on Windows 7? Visual Studio is crippling my system and I want to find the culprit. I tried running perfmon but there are what seems ...
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How to profile building process

I'm building the code on remote linux machines, and it takes very long time. Since all the filesystem is on NFS, I suspect the NFS is the bottleneck. Can I profile the build process (make all) down to ...
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How can I find out what's the bottleneck slowing down a particular process / the entire system?

Given a specific running process, is there a way to find out what hardware element is currently the bottleneck for its operation? In other words, is its current computation CPU-bound, GPU-bound, ...
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When I place a SSD, would it still be the bottleneck?

When placing a SSD in a new system, would the SSD still be a significant bottleneck? If still a bottleneck, how fast would a SSD have to be to not be the bottleneck anymore?
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Will running Apache as a Reverse Proxy to my webserver slow down the webserver requests?

In other words, lets say I have an erlang webserver on port 8000. Now I proxy port 80 to that webserver with Apache. Am I losing a lot of benefit?
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How do I diagnose a bottleneck in an Intel Atom based Ubuntu server?

I have a small media server at home which has software RAID and a gigabit link to the rest of my network. For some reason though, I only get ~10MB/s transfers when copying to/from the server. I use ...
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Please recommend tools for PC, browser, home network performance problems?

My client is experiencing some odd response behavior in their browser for the past few days. Classic, "nothing has changed" so I am starting at ground zero. Browsing a website will timeout or take a ...
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Why do I only get 300-400 Mbit/s on my 1000 Mbit/s network?

My setup is like this: Laptop <--> Router <--> Desktop They all support gigabit Ethernet. I'm using the 'iperf' TCP/IP benchmark on the laptop and desktop, and I've never gotten more than 400 ...
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The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?

Whether it is a laptop or a desktop, any computer is made up of several pieces of hardware that communicate with each other. Sending data back and forth to ensure that the user gets the desired ...
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How do I determine my Linux box's performance bottleneck?

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 (First time Linux desktop user) on my new netbook. There is only a little additional software (Skype, Dropbox, AVI/MP3 Codecs), and the OS updates - and already the ...
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Tools to find bottlenecks in hardware configuration

I'm thinking of upgrading my notebook and I want to find the tightest bottlenecks in its hardware configuration to target my money in the most efficient way. So what software tool can you recommend to ...
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How to determine bottlenecks in Firefox?

I have some problems with Firefox 3.5 opening several tabs at once. It takes some seconds and that really annoys me. I have some addons installed and now I want to determine which is the most braking ...