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Reducing idle power usage of DDR3 SDRAM

I'd like to reduce the idle power consumption of my computer, with the goal of keeping it always on without a large impact on my energy bill (energy is quite expensive over here.) Using HWMonitor I ...
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How can I Prep a Computer for Sale? [on hold]

I have some old desktops I might want to sell someday, and I wanted to know how to make it sell for a higher price by refurbishing it. I know a couple things like clearing and overwriting personal ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)

Well few days ago I updated my pc to windows 10. However, after some use my PC started to slow down until its was impossible to use, it was due to high memory usage. After restart, everything came ...
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Huge performance differences between i5 i7 SSD/non SSD…which makes more of a difference?

I have 2 pcs both running Windows 8.1 and each with 8b of ram. The differences are one has a solid state drive the other one is 7200rpm and also an i7 vs i5 Running the same application one query ...
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Router getting ridiculously slow internet connection on 2.4GHz band

I've got an ASUS RT-AC68U router which is performing perfectly fine at 5GHz. However, download speeds don't get faster than 25kbps on the 2.4GHz band. I have a 10mbps broadband Internet connection. ...
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Memory performance - i7 with 2x4GB 1600MHz or 4x4GB 1333MHz?

I have Dell Precision m4600 with i7-2820QM CPU. It supports 1600MHz memory if I use 2 slots, or 1333MHz memory if I use 4 slots. My question is: Which configuration will give me better memory ...
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Handling exported reports from BI portal in Excel 2010 causing performance issues?

So, I'm going to try to describe this the best I can. Multiple uses at my office will often export large reports from the BI system of the SAP web portal. These files can be as large as 25-50mb, ...
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Does CPU matters in disk read/write speed

I thinking to buy my old Mac an SSD, but after asking around to some friends, and looking to different disks, some of my friends said that the SSD's read/write speed won't matter because my CPU won't ...
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Computer slowed down - no virus/fragmentation issues I can see

OK, here's an obvious question which typically gets the "fragmented drive and/or virus and/or too many programs running" answer. The thing is, I'm not a dummy (I'm a software engineer, although not ...
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Windows system CPU usage stays at 100%

I use Windows 7, system has been working fine except that lately its has become relatively slow. I opened tasked manager and noticed the CPU usage stays on 100% even when the only opened application ...
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How can a computer have good or bad days? [on hold]

When playing games on my Windows 7 laptop, it seems it has better and worse days. One day I might be experiencing very low framerates, while on the next, everything goes smooth*. But from my ...
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Determine bottleneck for the Wi-Fi speed and match the Ethernet speed

The speed on my Wi-Fi is substantially less than the speed on the Ethernet. Through mtr, I don't see any substantial packet loss between the laptop to the router. I want to be able to diagnose the ...
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seagate Central 3TB slow Transfer Speed

I have a seagate central 3TB NAS which is returning very slow file transfer speeds of just 4mbps. My router is a Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N and is showing 300mbps connection speed. It is in N ...
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HDD performance spikes

I have a Dell Precision T1700 I purchased for about $1500 almost a year ago. I am having some moderate hard drive issues. I think it's not as fast as it should be. Booting seems quite long considering ...
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How can Chrome browser cookies cause internet issues?

Alright, so I'll make this as short and concise as possible. I have both DishNET and mobile data/hotspot for internet. I noticed DishNET was really slow today(I would estimate less than 5KB), so I ...
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I recently upgraded to 16GB, now my computer is slower. What can I do?

I've recently upgraded my RAM to 16GB (4GB before the change), and I've noticed my computer runs slower than before. After the change, gaming reached higher FPS than ever and surfing the web was no ...
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How to lessen performance impact on Dell laptop with defective power system?

A few months ago, I replaced a broken cord for my Dell Inpsiron 15 laptop. The replacement cord (a slightly different model from the factory cord) worked perfectly until a week ago, when I started ...
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Internet is slow on some websites: Can't login to StackExchange using Google account

I recently switched to windows 8.1 (64 bit) on my new laptop. While the internet for some websites is fast enough, but it slows down on some other websites and even doesn't open them, for example I ...
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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Will SSD work better than HDD with Intel i3 m330 [duplicate]

I have Intel i3 M330 CPU and a HDD in my laptop (it's 5 years old). I was thinking about replacing the HDD drive with SSD Sandisk (read/write 500mb/s). Will I see a considerable improvement in the ...
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Why am i getting Very slow dd dsync test results in Linux.

I am investigating slow application issues with some New Hardware and am running into some odd results. I am trying to determine what is causing this behavior. I am using dd if=x.b1 of=x.b10 ...
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Add 2x4GB RAM to 2x2GB or replace? [closed]

I have a mid-2011 iMac which has 2x2GB memory. I am trying to decide which of the following would be the best option (also considering overall cost). There are 4 bays available. Should I choose to ...
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Slow development machine down?

My development machine is fairly zippy with a decent graphics card. The production machines to which our software is deployed have a much lower specification and no graphics card (uses Intel shared ...
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Native Windows Libraries Under Wine

As we know, Wine has the ability to run windows native Dlls instead of it's own library files. For example you can use the original d3dx9.dll instead of wine's own d3dx9.dll implementation. Does ...
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Why might a file transfer be going hideously slowly on Windows, but fast on Linux?

I realise this might be an impossible question to answer, but here goes: I have an embedded board that I've written a load of software for; this board can be sent a new firmware image (image here is ...
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NAS via HDD connected to PC or HDD connected to the router

Hardware I am working with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) (USB 3.0; running stock firmware, but can run Tomato if needed) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (MPN: ...
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Slow Word's startup as it tries to connect to something

Before, Microsoft Word on my PC startup very quickly and smoothly. I think it took less than 2 second to start. Recently the time to get to a ready screen suddenly increased a lot (~20s). I think it ...
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Why do my external USB hard drives become slower when I have filled them up only to a third?

The read/write speeds of my external USB3 hard drives (*) are significantly higher when the disks are empty (no normal files; less then 10MB used) compared to when they are moderately full (2.5 ...
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Win 7 64-bit slow during software raid 1 resyncing

I read about the slow resyncing here: http://serverfault.com/questions/107636/how-to-view-status-of-software-raid-1-resynching I have a different question: not only is my resyncing slow; but during ...
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Why does my laptop suddenly starts to lag once I open my browser_

I got this laptop about 4 years ago, it's a VIT ( Venezuelan Government Computer Company ) Laptop. It has 2GB of RAM, an Intel Core2 Duo. It started with a Windows Vista, then changed it to WIndows ...
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How much does an SSD drive affect multi-tasking performance in an advanced laptop? [closed]

I am curious whether it would be beneficial for me to buy an SSD drive for my new laptop. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540-F 8 Gig Ram Core i7 (MQ) – 6 meg cache My typical usage is ...
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Slow-down of Web Applications due to Windows DPI Scaling?

I have increased DPI scaling from 100% to 125% to improve display readability. The result looks quite pleasant on my 24" screen (resolution 1920 x 1200). Now, a colleague warns me that certain web ...
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Data transfer in sql server 2008

I have following requirement In SQL server 2008,Trying to implement in stored procedure source table T with 100000 records need to be insert into destination table T1.A Job will be schedule for ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow startup for 16GB RAM

I have lenovo Y50 laptop with 16GB RAM and 1TB hdd, When I start system, or start from hybernet mode, It consumes 100% HDD usage for 5-7 minutes, after digging this issue, I got the root cause is ...
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With computer so fast today, why viewing PDF file is still slow? [closed]

On both OSX and PC, when reading PDF slides or e-book today I still experienced the lagging problem when quickly scrolling through pages. Both in-browser or in application like OSX's Preview, Windows' ...
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Why don't I get any performance gain when I use 16-bit color? [closed]

I tried to gain some fps in games, yet I don't see any performance gain when I use a 16-bit color display mode. What could be the cause? Is everything handled as 32 bit until they are sent to ...
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Is it safe to delete all svchost processes?

So on Windows 7 I ended the Network Restricted one to speed up my computer. It worked (thank god) but mt computer is still a bit slow. Is it safe to delete all the svchost processes?
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svchost process takes a huge amount of memory at times

At random times, the svchost process takes a lot of memory, and the PC becomes unusable. A screenshot is below. Is it a known issue? How can I found out what causes it, and how can it be fixed?
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Windows Hibernation increases startup/shutdown speed

A few weeks ago, I installed AVG PC TuneUp on my Windows 8 laptop. It recommended that I disable hibernation - this would increase performance. From that point, start-up and shut-down became ...
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Too slow archlinux

I have both ubuntu (latest - 15.04 with fresh updates) and archlinux (latest) but when I boot in arch I have a problem: everything is slow as a snail. On archlinux the flashplugin FREEZES the whole ...
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Analyzing Windows 7 intermittent freezes [duplicate]

For a few weeks now, my Windows 7 installation has been showing intermittent freezes. Typically, the currently focused application window will freeze for up to 7 seconds, but I can still switch to a ...
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Permanently disable prompt asking me to change to Windows 7 Basic

My PC is a mid- to high-end gaming rig. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Intel i7 3.50GHz 16GB RAM All components in my Windows 7 performance index are rated 7.7 except for disk transfer rate which is 7.9 ...
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Acer Laptop Performance Loss Plugged in

A few days ago I acquired a Brand New Acer Aspire E 15 E5-571-74AP laptop, and found a frustrating problem. Whenever the laptop is unplugged, the performance on games and other programs is stunning. ...
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Getting best performance out of a virtual machine

Host Machine: Windows 8.1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 24GB System Type: 64 bit OS, x84 processor What I've been running as a virtual machine Windows 7 12GB Memory 2 ...
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Netbook slows to a halt quite gradually

Issue: Machine boots at normal speed, but slows down and grinds to a halt within about half an hour. Observations: First occurred this morning (about twelve hours ago) It hasn't had a physical ...
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tar performance writing to disk

When writing to disk (SATA) I've noticed tar seems to have a large performance hit. I'm trying to copy a, relatively, large .dmg file (556MB) from my client (OSX) across my local network as part of a ...
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Audio performance issues after resuming from sleep/hibernate in Windows 10 build 10162

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 build 10162 from the official ISO provided to insiders, and I have discovered something with my audio performance that may or may not have been present ...
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OS vs “Code Base” on SSD vs HDD

I have a HDD and also a SSD in my Windows computer. Also I have a C++ code base that spend nearly one hour to compile. I'm keeping the code base in my HDD and installed the OS in SSD. But I have seen ...
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Excel performances: INDIRECT+ADDRESS VS CELL+OFFSET

Using Excel I can achieve the same result using two different approaches, here are the formulas: A) =INDIRECT(ADDRESS(5+MATCH($A$16,Aliquote!$A$5:$A$15,0),1,1,1,"Aliquote")) B) ...
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How to diagnose erratic system slowness?

My 3yo macbook pro has been having these hiccups recently. I'm trying to figure out a way to diagnose the problem. Brief specs: pre-retina MBP, SSD, running Win7. It's been working fine for years. ...