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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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Why is System reading thousands of images from my hard drive constantly?

I have been getting poor performance while playing Minecraft recently, and I open up Resource monitor to see this: Actually when I first opened it, I saw that pagefile.sys was at the top of the ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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3answers
51 views

Is creating page files on separate HDDs a good thing or unnecessary with lots of RAM on Win7x64?

I have set the page file to custom using the recommended mbs and noticed on my two other hdds that they were blank and was wondering if it would be necessary to set up page files on those hdds. I have ...
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0answers
111 views

Running Virtual Machines on USB 3.0 drives

There are some pretty interesting USB 3.0 drives out there in the 'stick' variety, notably from Corsair and Mushkin. I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the performance of VMs on these drives, of ...
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1answer
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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1answer
140 views

Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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2answers
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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4answers
214 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 ...
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0answers
28 views

Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...
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2answers
48 views

My computer takes 2 minutes to load MS Excel. Is RAM the culprit?

My main laptop is broken and I am using my old one. It performs office work slowly, and I was particularly upset when it took 2 minutes to load MS Excel. I know this is not a specific question, but ...
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2answers
61 views

Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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0answers
76 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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0answers
82 views

Enabling write cache on my unsupported flash drive

I have recently found that I can improve the performance of my computer by enabling write caching on my external USB flash drive. I have a PNY 8GB flash drive. I have done the following: Right click ...
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2answers
90 views

Would an array of SSD drives be able to succesfully substitute the system memory?

I watched a few videos trying to answer this. This video (youtube.com/watch?v=eULFf6F5Ri8) shows a bunch of guys stacking 24 SSD's reaching a peak of around 2GBps r/w. That's under the limit of the ...
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0answers
84 views

Computer not starting, when trying to load startup repair remains on black screen

I've been having trouble with my computer lately. Mainly getting lots of blue screen shutdowns but appear to be fine once I run startup repair and boot it again. I saved the info about the bluescreen ...
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6answers
33k views

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100%

Background Information / Computer Specs I have a 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra. Core i5 CPU, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000. I've had the computer for about 1.5 years with no major ...
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1answer
101 views

Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
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2answers
326 views

What is the difference between virtual memory and built-in memory (RAM)?

I allocated ~24GB of my hard-drive as "virtual memory" -- what I understand to be extra space that the computer can use as RAM. My system has 8GB RAM built in, so my assumption is that I'm pumping a ...
4
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1answer
83 views

Where data is stored if I don't have an HDD?

I was wondering where the computer stores data if there's no internal hard disk on the computer? I know I can boot a computer using a liveCD or a liveUSB, but where the system on live support stores ...
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3answers
102 views

New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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2answers
278 views

Can a faulty RAM cause a Ultra DMA CRC Error?

I just upgraded my laptop's RAM yesterday and some weird things are happening because the memory module I bought on my local computer store is defective. Since the RAM isn't working properly, ...
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1answer
133 views

Powerful computer runs very slow for short intervals

I think this is the best place to put this question, but I'm not sure. Basically, my computer will run very slow every once in a while but then everything goes back to normal (for example, I will type ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Why cant you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why cant you install an operating system onto RAM ?? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so cant the computer like save the state of the ...
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4answers
68 views

Why would my Win7 laptop seem to page if it has 6GB RAM?

I use Uniblue and Norton 360 to check on my system and I'm not using all the RAM, but it sure seems to act that way. I have cleaned, checked, defragged, anit-virused, polished it, patted it on the ...
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0answers
69 views

Partition Table: Master Boot Record (MBR)

I would like to understand an article about the Master Boot Record My problem is on the bit 2 hexa bit calculation It said : Have 64-byte partition table The 64-byte partition table has four ...
0
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2answers
127 views

Why my computer producing too much sounds from CPU and lag very badly when I play games?

I have analyzed my pc performance by speezy. I wanted to show you the pic but its saying I need 10 reputations to post a pic. I am cpy pasting the whole thing. Just go through. Operating System ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Unable to open file because startup disk is full

I was trying to open my excel file from my disk-based thumb drive when i got the following error message I proceeded to make space on my hard drive by emptying my recycle bin and deleting some ...
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3answers
95 views

How to upgrade an old Linux box with this hardware configuration?

I have an old Linux box that needs to be upgraded without touching the processor or motherboard. It contains software that was licensed specifically to this physical unit and I have no option other ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I shrink my 12GB pagefile.sys?

Even though I only have 4GB of RAM, I have a 12GB pagefile.sys. From what I've read about the topic, this is bigger than the x1.5 rule-of-thumb and it's also taking a huge chunk of space on my hard ...
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1answer
163 views

What is the actual data transfer rate for the magnetic disk with the given specifications?

I saw the question bellow in a Computer Organization Practice Book for University exams. Its given that, a magnetic disk has the following specifications: Number of tracks = 1024Number of ...
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0answers
36 views

Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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2answers
92 views

5400rpm HDD <- paired with -> Gen4 i7 and 16GB memory

From what I understand, to get a really good performance from a laptop on heavy tasks such as video rendering, fast boot time and accessibility, you would want an i7 CPU, a lot of RAM, and a fat ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Computer has good specs, yet running applications slowly? [closed]

I don't know what's up with my pc it's running pretty slow, and it was like this when I bought it too. It just runs applications like google chrome skype,games pretty slowly when my old pc of 2gb ram ...
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1answer
66 views

How to detect who is consuming permanently space on Hard Disk

My System Disk "C:\", where is installed Win7x64 OS has 80 GB. I hah last time free space 8 GB, after uninstalling some apps and cleanup Disk, BUT every day disk free space is varying from 8 to 1 GB, ...
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3answers
127 views

Making a 'Supercomputer', cheap? [closed]

Why supercomputers are 'supercomputers'? Well, they are nothing more than many 'common' cpus, gpus and ram connected together. Thanks my idea here. I take many cheap computers @ about 350-400$, with ...
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5answers
158 views

Why aren't all the disks contents in virtual memory?

For simplification let's only talk about hard disks and RAM. In a nut shell, virtual memory is when "memory addresses used by a program.. [are mapped] into physical addresses in computer memory". By ...
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0answers
40 views

RAM Specifications / HDD specs / System Compatibility?

couple of questions: I have recently acquired 8 older sticks of RAM, quite small individually... Pcm 256MB Pc-2100 (2 of these) D3 - 256 MB DDR - 400MHz - CL3 256MB DDR PC3200 256 MB, DDR, 400MHz, ...
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2answers
458 views

Reusing old laptop parts in new laptop [closed]

I have an old HCL ME P38 pdc laptop which is dead now. It had CPU: 478 pin Socket p based supported processor(dual core) core logic or video controller: NVIDIA nforce MCP79MVL (with inbuilt ...
2
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5answers
1k views

Will a higher hard drive size affect performance

My laptop came with a 500 GB hard drive. I use my laptop for storing my digital photographs, and only have about 14 GB of file storage left on the original hard drive. I have a 750 GB external hard ...
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0answers
52 views

Is my swap space being over used in OS X in /private/var/swap?

I'm using Disk Inventory X to look at whats taking up the most disk space on my HD. I understand that private/var/vm/ is where the OS stores items when it goes into hibernate. I have 8GB of ram, but ...
0
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1answer
617 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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0answers
122 views

64GB Kingston DataTraverer shows zero byte in Windows Explorer

I have a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler (111) that shows zero bytes in Windows Explorer. It was full of files and videos. I connected it to my Samsung HDTV and was watching a movie but then I removed it ...
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0answers
140 views

Acer Aspire 4741g Memory Upgrade Error

I recently replaced my 2GB memory with Transcend JM1333KSN-4G, 4 GB memory. My machine boot into Ubuntu 12.04, 32 bit desktop and show 4 GB memory but when I put a hard job like coping 10 GB from Hard ...
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1answer
3k views

Rediculous CPU, Memory and Disk usage on windows 8

This is getting ridiculous, I recently went out and built myself a moderate gaming machine, not a big-rig by any means, but something that could get the job done, but it seems I made the mistake of ...
3
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2answers
150 views

Gradual loss of RAM, CPU fan, HDDs. Possible suspect motherboard?

I've been having quite some unsettling issues with my desktop recently In the last 6 months up until now I've had an alarmingly growing rate of malfunctions. In chronological order: RAM started ...
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1answer
242 views

A full-buffered media player which would load the whole media file

Well, everyone knows (I mean a lot of superpower users) that all kinds of multimedia applications need to read a part of the media files into the memory, and after processing, play that part for the ...
0
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1answer
90 views

Can headphones damage flash memory or other electronics? [closed]

Well, I am currently out of town and my sister left my Playstation headphones sitting on top of my Wii and three USB flash drives. Can the magnets in the headphones damage anything? She returned home ...
0
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1answer
85 views

How is HDDM (not RAM!) accessed, modified and addressed in modern computers? [closed]

Warning: yeah, I know that article of Wikipedia. It's just too difficult for me! I hope that there is some person who could explain it more simply... Background: I designed a 6-bit computer. It has ...
0
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1answer
105 views

fastest non volatile memory type available for High Performance Computing/ Cloud computing? [closed]

I am working on parallel computing and distributed programs and noticed that file i/o is quite a bottleneck. It seems quite clear this particular aspect is major issue in many high performance ...