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Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
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1answer
18 views

Can I use 2400MHz RAM with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 processor?

The datasheet for the Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 says it supports a maximum of 32GB DDR3-1333/1600. But isn't the RAM speed dependent on whether the motherboard supports it? I'm thinking of getting this ...
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3answers
79 views

Operation System Clone from a Motherboard to Another [closed]

Lately we had an idea with my Family of building a Super Computer from Scratch. So while we were planning on building our setup, one idea came to my head that it seems possible but i want also your ...
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1answer
39 views

How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
0
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1answer
31 views

“Not responding” error while CPU and Memory are free

Sometimes, while CPU and Physical memory are free, some program's status change to Not responding! Why?! For example as you see below, 80% of CPU and 25% of RAM are free! but VMware went to Not ...
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33 views

Not sure if it's my motherboard or CPU. Some insight?

I am worried that buying a new CPU may fry it if motherboard has problems. When I power on with the CPU I suspect doesn't work, there are no beeping sounds but the fans speed. There are no LED ...
1
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1answer
53 views

Can RAM with significantly lowered temperature still be accessed normally?

If I significantly lower the temperature of RAM using those dust cleaners (I'm following the method outlined in this paper: ...
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0answers
32 views

How is the burned BIOS/firmware code executed from the CPU? [closed]

Let's use simple Intel and "generic PC" memory-mapping/engineered boards to get the gist of this. BIOS/firmware is hardwired to a certain address; an address from which is immediately ...
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51 views

Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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1answer
28 views

Picking the right ram [duplicate]

I informed myself of picking the right ram, but there are still questions. I am currently running a AMD Phenom II x4 965 (Black Edition) on an ASUS M4A87TD EVO. I'm planning to switch my core as soon ...
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2answers
50 views

Computer doesn't start after installing new Corsair DDR2 RAM

I have a new memory stick (CORSAIR 2 GB of RAM) and I have an older set of 2 sticks of RAM that are 512MB and 256 MB. (I bought it 1GB actually but the Computer tells that it has 256MB of RAM only). ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Haswell 4770k 1866 or 1600 ram difference?

Hi all i am getting this proccessor and am still not decided on the ram. I was told haswell works best with 1600 and that all 1866 is 1333mhz overcloked to 1866 so its best to get the 1600? I will ...
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1answer
29 views

laptop motherboard processor upgrade

i have a Toshiba satellite pro LAPTOP with 80 GB hod 512 MB ram and 1.8 GHz celeron processor and manufactured in 2007. i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor along with the ...
0
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1answer
42 views

The more I use my computer the less it lasts?

I would like to know your opition about the relation between the following 2 variables and 2 outcome measures. The variables are: Time a computer/laptop is on, carrying normal tasks/processes (word ...
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1answer
117 views

Why does my computer run slow if it is not using most of its CPU or RAM? [closed]

I have two machines - a relatively cheap laptop and a high end desktop. My laptop sometimes runs slowly doing various tasks that would be quick on my desktop. My first guess is that I'm using most of ...
1
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1answer
37 views

Does my Memory (RAM) socket type need to match my CPU (RAM) socket type?

I am currently trying to build a PC and Have found the hard drive that I want, but now as I look into the memory ((DDR3)) none of the memory I want matches the CPU memory slot type of 1150; all of ...
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0answers
54 views

Should the CPU usage go up to 100% when swap happens on Linux

I had been running a demo system on Linux with the following kernel: 2.6.32-400.1.1.el5uek #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 20:25:08 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And as soon as swap happens, the CPU ...
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2answers
41 views

Computer is Shutting off Randomly Throughout the Day - Need to Tilt Case to Restart

Throughout the day, my Windows 7 desktop system is shutting down without warning every 2-6 hours or so. The frequency seems to be getting greater, but I'm not yet completely sure of that fact. This is ...
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0answers
44 views

How to fetch memory and cpu usage for a process - linux

I wants to fetch all the information about a process ( amount of memory consume, cpu utilization, dump information ) like as displayed in $vmstat I have write down a script but that is not displaying ...
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1answer
68 views

Constant beeping with new PSU, no video output

So, my friends computer is not producing video output. The monitor works, I've tried the CPU and RAM inside of my computer, so I know they work. On the initial build we forgot standoffs and the ...
2
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0answers
48 views

MemTest86+ bad adresses constant despite swapping sticks, processor/MOBO to blame?

(Sorry for the wall of text, but people seem equally critical of missing details) After about 2 years without trouble, I've been having issues recently with system instability, BSODs, random ...
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2answers
101 views

Will overclocking my chipset increase the performance of integrated graphics?

My AMD Radeon HD 5830 recently broke (overheated because the fan stopped working), and I am currently attempting to run games on integrated graphics, on my chipset. Many games are responding slowly, ...
2
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4answers
197 views

Slow Harddrive is Dragging the System

I have an HP Pro 3000 SFF running Window 8.1 Update 1 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It uses an Intel G45s Chipset, a Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500 GB harddrive, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor, and has 4 ...
0
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2answers
43 views

RAM and CPU compared to mobo clock [closed]

I have a general question concerning RAM and CPU speeds compared to a motherboard speed. Motherboards have e.g. 100-133MHz clock. CPUs have some frequency multipliers and memories I suppose have some ...
0
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1answer
78 views

i7 (first-gen) running memory on 1066Mhz vs 1600Mhz - any performance loss?

I tried to read about this, like what is the actual difference, but I could not find any benchmarks or helpful posts. Most of them are simple placebo effects, like "oh my god the 1600mhz module made ...
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2answers
52 views

How specific is RAM to a CPU?

I am fully aware that you need to get RAM with a supported speed (1333mhz or 1600mhz in my case). However, must a CPU also support the RAM in someway I am unaware of. I ask because my RAM just ...
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1answer
31 views

How many web servers will I be able to run with a dual core processor? [closed]

This question is simple, do I need to have as many virtual machines as cores I have, or can I have more? I plan to use my current PC as server, it is a Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0, 4gb DDR2 (could buy 4 ...
0
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2answers
100 views

Processor upgrade on a laptop vs. Ram upgrade. Also does ram always matter? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14r (N4110) with an Intel Core i3 and 4gb of ram. It runs very smoothly, however gaming on this laptop is very limited. This is mostly because of integrated graphics but i have ...
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1answer
42 views

ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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1answer
45 views

Adding Extra 4GB Memory Module to 2X2GB

Can i add a 4GB Ram Module to my Intel P55 Chipset Motherboard which already has 2X2GB Modules(4GB).Will this cause any issues like timing problem? UPDATE: I have an intel DP55WB Board,it supports ...
0
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1answer
56 views

How do I determine my bottleneck when executing unit tests?

I've a very large solution, with 11K+ unit tests, and on my desktop it takes about 30 minutes to run them; on my laptop it takes 60 minutes. NOTE: I've already swapped out the HDD for SSD and it ...
2
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0answers
90 views

Does a motherboard really limit the amount of RAM that can be installed? [closed]

I've got an Asrock N68C-GS FX edition motherboard, and its maximum reported RAM is 8GB. I would like to upgrade the RAM in my motherboard. Now, I've read that manufacturers only ever place the ...
1
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2answers
196 views

Frequent BSOD and random reboots on self-built computer

Build spec: CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: ...
4
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1answer
772 views

What happens if I use RAM of a faster speed than the CPU supports?

Looking at the Intel E3-1230v2 CPU, under Memory types it says "DDR3-1333/1600". My question is, in what way does the CPU limit the RAM speed? What would happen if I put in a DDR3-2133 RAM chip ...
0
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1answer
99 views

Cores and threads? How does it all work exactly?

I am confused by this ... if a CPU has 2 logical cores, it can run two programs 100% concurrent, yes? Otherwise, 2 programs on one CPU must be 100% time-divided (can't run independently as the same ...
0
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0answers
73 views

Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
0
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2answers
92 views

My PC restarts randomly

I bought a desktop 1 year ago. I used it and it worked very fine. After 6 months it suddenly shut down without blue screen and was responding to restarts. yet it is not solved but I tried a lot to ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Do certain laptops, say Macbooks, have significantly better hardware buses than others?

Many modern laptops do not allow one to change the memory banks, as they are welded in, especially ultrabooks and Macbooks seem to have this 'feature'. I've heard that sometimes this idea is ...
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3answers
161 views

Defining 32-bit or 64-bit processor requirements [duplicate]

My knowledge of computer hardware is fairly extensive, however it is apparent that this is not the case when considering types of operating systems. I've gone by the rule of thumb for years that if a ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
0
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0answers
115 views

Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
0
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0answers
39 views

HP Z-600 Workstation does not use all RAM or cores

I have an HP Z-600 Workstation running on Windows 7 Professional w/ a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Graphics Card, 48 GB RAM and (2) 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. When I perform a heavy operation ...
6
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1answer
2k views

What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
1
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1answer
14 views

Is there an emulator (VM) out there that can “restrict” processing power?

I've developed some JavaScript to test the ability of a computers processing by comparing "perfect" times (0 lag, doesn't exist) and "real" times (how long it actually took). Now I need something to ...
1
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1answer
64 views

will my intel mother board support core 2 quad processor?

i have Intel motherboard "dq41rq" and i want to update my processor to core 2 quad ones. currently i have core 2 duo 2.93 GHz speed. i searched Google but i cant find if my mother support core 2 quad ...
0
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2answers
83 views

Is there a way to manually tell OS X to allocate additional resources to processing for an app?

I know that in some cases, opening up multiple instances of an app will get the job done, but I'm looking for a way to essentially tell OSX: "If I'm running a process that will take awhile, and there ...
2
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1answer
96 views

Weird alarm sounding on my computer when under load, but no overheating

I am having a rather odd hardware issue and to be honest, I am not quite sure what is causing it. I have been building my own systems for over 10 years and have all kinds of qualifications, but this ...
0
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2answers
117 views

Sometimes when I check my CPU usage, my 2nd CPU (#1) is stuck going around 90% while the others are around 20% max

i have checked the 'affinity' of all my processes and all of them are set to all CPUs, yet I check my CPU usage and my 2nd CPU (it's called #1 because my first CPU is #0) is jumping around 90% and ...
15
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2answers
322 views

Are 64-bit processors “faster” than 32-bit ones, simply because they are 64-bits? [duplicate]

I have pondered that some say "32-bit is old news" because you are limited in RAM without cutting around, such as with PAE. Assuming first that the following factors weigh in on the processor's speed ...