Latency is the time difference between the start of an event and the time that the effects become noticeable.

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What do the memory timings and RAM mean?

On every piece of RAM you'll see the timings like: "2-2-2-5". What is this all about? What should I buy?
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How does RAM frequency and latency differ? How does it affect performance?

I have a question regarding two specifications of RAM memory, the amount of Mhz and the latency timings (example: 9-9-9-24). Which one of the two is most important for system performance and why? ...
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Negative ping time?

This is the first time I've seen this and I'm not sure what it means; 64 bytes from 74.125.93.99: icmp_seq=6233 ttl=53 time=545.493 ms 64 bytes from 74.125.93.99: icmp_seq=6234 ttl=53 time=776.093 ...
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SSH and Latent Connections (e.g., satellite connections)

Most of the week I live in the city where I have a typical broadband connection, but most weekends I'm out of town and only have access to a satellite connection. Trying to work over SSH on a ...
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Fixing bufferbloat in home network

In our home network, with continuous network IO happening latencies get ridiculous. It's fine with light loads but quickly becomes unusable if I'm, say, rsyncing a large number of small files, --other ...
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High latency/ping to local gateway WHILE STREAMING [wireless]

Recently I've become fed up with my wireless internet and want to identify the problem. I don't have a patch cord yet to test a direct connection but so far every computer I've tested has reported ...
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Factors affecting network latency

I frequently maintain a constant connection with some private servers. I need to be connected with very little latency. The servers measure response time (*ping) in milliseconds. What factors come ...
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Recording a video game on a P4… speed me up, Scotty?

I'm trying to record a d3d game, but I have HUGE lag issues. I'm on a p4 with an onboard 128 MB 3D video card and 2 gigs of RAM. I'm trying to record quarter-size video with only 15 fps, but I'm still ...