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Slow network speed on a single computer

I'm having a difficult time diagnosing a network issue on a new laptop I bought. It uses Windows 8.1 while all my other computers use Windows 7. My network is simple and contains the Verizon FiOS ...
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Justifiable outlay to boost performance [on hold]

stupid question i know but if I increase my memory from 12 to 16 Gb what kind of performance increase can I expect to see in the Adobe suite of products? will I see a 'marked' increase in performance, ...
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Slow SSD to SSD Transfer Speed

My laptop uses a Samsung SSD. A few weeks ago I wanted to transfer a 6.22 GB folder from my internal SSD to an external SSD I own, also from Samsung. I keep the external SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure, ...
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Why Computer is so slow after boot?

This situation has happened to me multiple times and I've tried to diagnose the problem unsuccessfully. This has to deal with my work PC. Machine/Software Specs: Windows 7 x64 32GB Ram Core i7 (ivy ...
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Slow upload speed on only 1 computer [on hold]

All of the sudden, I have very slow upload speed on only one computer. Wired it is fine. I have tried different wireless network adapters, and have the same result.
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Dell 15R N5110 meanigful upgrade both RAM and HDD [on hold]

I am planning to give a performance shake to my current laptop. After spending sometime over the net, I have nailed down two things (1. RAM and 2. SSD internal hard drive) that could really help boost ...
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What factors can affect a disk's seek time?

sorry for the beginner question. I am learning about how fast a disk can do its process (read/write) and move between tracks. One if the factor related to this is disk's seek time. I am curious, in ...
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SSD slows in minutes, resets on reboot

I have a Windows 7 Pro HP z200 system with an MTFDBAK256MAG-1G1 (Micron RealSSD C300 240 GB). I notice that the drive's performance is fine when the disk is booted, then during the course of a ...
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Is it safe to disable pagefile? [duplicate]

I read on many website that when pagefile is disabled the system gets increasingly unstable and crashes unrecoverably. Is it really unsafe to disable the pagefile? Here is my scenario: I mainly use ...
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Django's dev server causes permanent high CPU load with Python 3

Django's development server runs under Python 2.7.5 (on Windows 7) with a rather constant (idle) load of about 1-3% on my test system - no page loads or other calculations done. Switching to Python ...
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Cython vs pure python for trending engine [closed]

I have a python script that fetches a large amount of data (order of 10^5) as json, parses it, splits it into multiple parts, performs calculations and then sorts them. If and how can the performance ...
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SandForce SF-1200: Is it worth secure-erasing to recover from performance degradation?

I have an OCZ Agility 3, 120 GB in a Windows 8.1 system. The drive is well used and only has a sequential write speed of about 80-90MB/s left. My question is: is it worth going through the trouble ...
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Firefox unbelievably laggy on dell laptop

I own a Dell XPS 15 (2014 model), running windows 8.1, where firefox has always been slow and sluggish. I haven't been able to solve the issue through google. One of the problems is that scrolling is ...
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Transferring large files spikes CPU and network on source and destination machines

I have two PCs, both running Windows 8.1, and both use a wired network connection. I need to transfer files from machine A to machine B. Machine A is a workhorse: Core I7-4770K 16GB RAM Gigabit LAN ...
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My old dell laptop face listed issues on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, how can I resolve them? [closed]

I've 6yr old laptop Dell Inspirion 1525 with Intel C2D T5750 @ 2Ghz processor, 2Gb DDR2 Ram,and 160Gb hardisk. Intel® 965GM chipset, Integrated Intel graphic controller ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (Trusty ...
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why is there 5-50 gig downloaded in my temp file-windows task manager says my cpu usage is always around 90-100% [duplicate]

I have been struggling for over a week now trying to figure out why my computer is running slow when connected to the internet. Windows task manager says my cpu usage is always around 90-100% I have ...
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windows 7 64bit workstation ,suddenly started being slow and unresponsive

Well the full title should be something like: slow - all applications will take for ever to load. unresponsive at times (pressing `ALT+CTRL+DEL1 sometimes does not bring up the blue screen from ...
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Several problems after system restore

I had a problem with a program that I thought I'd be able to solve by doing a system restore. The side effects however were too severe and made me undo the system restore. After the undo, the problems ...
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Is it slower when using 3TB hard drives on Windows? [duplicate]

For some reason I have a notion that it's somehow detrimental to the performance of your windows machine (and other OSs?) to use hard drives that are larger than 2TB. When I was thinking about this, I ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow-boot

I'm trying to find anyway to troubleshoot or analyze the slow-booting problem on my (Dell 15r 5537) Windows 8.1 Laptop, is there's any user-friendly software to do this? Things I've already tried to ...
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Computer slow after plugged into wrong voltage

So I set up a desktop computer running ubuntu in a classroom that was running through an AVR at 220 volts. I got a report that it wasn't working, so I came to look at it, and sure enough, fans and ...
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What types of issues would cause very poor frame rate in games like Minecraft?

I am trying to assist a friend of mine in getting minecraft running on his computer so he can play on my server. I got everything installed and running but there is a serious issue. When he loads up ...
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Computer Runs games real slow and I don't know what is wrong or what I need to do to fix the slow Issue

A rundown of my pc specs. - http://gyazo.com/c404f48e4a405d8de2286cf1dcb127ec Games like TF2 and World of Warcraft run really laggy and slow on lowest settings for everything. I am not sure what needs ...
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2006 Windows XP with Pentium D 3.4 GHz (more specs in post) - Can speed be improved in 2015 Jan?

I already tried the multiple suggestions herein, but although this desktop is only used for simple Web browsing, email, word processing, with the plainest applications, it remains laggy and stasgnant. ...
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Why does a SSD have (a lot) higher mb/s with queue depth 32 then queue depth 1?

So basically in class (during a database course) we had to install and run CrystalDiskMark and analyse the numbers. The only thing I couldn't quite grasp is the fact that my computer (using an SSD) ...
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Speed up/slow down TilEm on Windows 8?

I have a program named TilEm, which is an emulator for Ti-84 graphing calculators and the like. The main issue that I am having is that there are only two speeds for the emulator: a regular graphing ...
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Google chrome helper using a lot of memory MAC

i find in my activity monitor that i have around 10 google chrome helper processes and most of them use 300-400 mb.On some questions i read, they say to change the plugins from run automatically to ...
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Slow disk performance in Docker container

Problem I have some extremely slow disk IO within a Docker container. I'm using Boot2Docker, so i'm actually now wondering if the issue is vboxsf? Testing I used this script initially because I was ...
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Performance degradation of VM vs real machine

I know there is quite a bit of info about this topic around the web but after spending several hours reading other posts and articles I still don't have a solid understanding. Here is my setup: Quad ...
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Does overclocking have any benefit on a processor that already has Intel Turbo Boost? [closed]

I've read that when the model number of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor ends in K, it means that it is "unlocked" and can be manually overclocked by the end user. These processors also come with ...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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Comparing i7 laptop benchmark to i5 desktop

I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I'm a complete newbie in this field and couldn't understand a lot of the other responses to similar questions. I'm looking to build a computer. It will ...
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Localhost tcp throughput performance differences

I have been using psping for measuring bandwith statistics on localhost on different computers: laptops, home computers and servers. All of them get to between 100 and 200 MB/s but my PowerPc at work ...
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Which bit version of windows 7 would be better from a gaming perspective? Core 2 duo (T6400) + 4GB [closed]

I am re-installing windows 7 on an old HP dv6 laptop. It was running win 7 64 bit, however I figured there might be a slight performance boost if I would downgrade to 32-bit. I have been reading ...
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Laptop super slow after few minutes [closed]

My samsung laptop (win 7) goes so slow after a few minutes (also happens right after start up) that a mouse click can take from 5 to 10 minutes. So basically it is frozen beyond recovery. Seems to ...
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Is green WD too slow (for a normal home computer)? Would it have less than a 10 MB/s read/write speeds? [closed]

There's a very good deal on a 5TB green WD that I intend to catch. However I hear that green WDs might be slower than other drives. I know that the RPM speed for green drives are is mentioned and is ...
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Does frequency of RAM really matters? [closed]

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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Mercurial commands take more than 20 seconds when run as root-user

when I call any mercurial command (hg init, hg status, hg manifest, hg add, etc) as root user, the commands take more than 20 seconds to complete: # time hg init real 0m25.226s user 0m0.156s ...
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Mac mv command very slow

On my mac cp command works 9 times faster then mv. Why it is possible? Mac-Pro-AVM-4:2014-10-22 editor$ time cp /Volumes/AVM4_HD5/INGEST/Final\ Cut\ Original\ Media/2014-10-22/Clip\ \#13.mov ...
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Does Server Ram work on a normal computer?

i need some help on choosing RAM for my computer. I have 2Gb on my pc and i am on a 32bit machine so i can only get up to 4gb of RAM. I am trying to find a x2 DDR2 PC2-5300 2GB for my computer and the ...
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Is my CPU causing bottleneck for the whole system?

I have this old laptop which I have been using for past 2 years. It works well except sometimes when I use programs like Photoshop and Eclipse, it takes a long time load. Also, there are some minor ...
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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [closed]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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Can disk read speed significantly decreased as disk is full?

So I have a 2TB HDD, and it usually takes less than a fraction of a second to get the data I need, after some jobs it gets full, it takes 1-2 seconds to get the data I need. How much does the fullness ...
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How to throttle performance of a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk )

I'd like to be able to throttle the performance of Reads/Writes on some of my disks. While I know it might be pretty difficult to control that on actual Physical disks, is there any tool which can ...
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Is disk read/write speed affected by processor architecture? [closed]

I am not sure what effect if any a 32 bit vs 64 bit architecture processor has on disk read/write speed. I believe that a 64 bit processor can address more main memory than 32 bit processor without ...
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Optimal RAM configuration: one large DIMM vs multiple smaller DIMMS?

I have always been told there were performance advantages in using multiple smaller DIMMS vs a single larger DIMM (as the combined bandwidth of all the motherboard's RAM slots would be used). My boss ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...