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Linux swap slowing my system?

Can swap really slow the system because it uses the hard-disk as a RAM unit ? I have Fedora 24 (Gnome) here with 8 gigabytes of swap and 6 gigabytes of ram , but i am noticing a very bad conditional ...
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Why is it so slow to open up a 50 MB text file in a GUI text editor?

I've always wondered why is it so slow to open up a 50 MB text file, either in Notepad++ in Windows or Pluma in Linux. I have a computer with 16 GB of RAM, can't the OS just put the whole file in RAM ...
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Weird performance differences on similar workstation cpus

I'm running some scientific simulation code on a cluster which has nodes containing Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 cpus. The cluster uses CentOS 7.2.1511, the gcc version I'm using is 5.1.0, and the assembler ...
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y700 on battery performance really drops after 30min

I got a Lenovo Y700 laptop and it's great! The only problem that I got is when I game on battery the performance are good (all battery saving are off) but about after 30m there is a huge frame drop, I ...
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GZIP is not enabled - Load balancer or web server - PageSpeed insights bug?

Is your web pages fast on all devices? Try Google's PageSpeed Insights. How well your site works across mobile and desktop devices? Think with Google. Now, most of these scanning site, looked ...
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Outlook + iCloud/iPhone + giga mailboxes - opinions please

I have someone asking me for a fonctional setup under these conditions Microsoft Outlook Google Apps contacts/email/calendar 6-7 PST files for a total of ~45-50 Gb Syncing via iCloud to iPhone ...
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Is it worth it for the average user to upgrade their computer every 18 months? [closed]

I hear that every 18 months computers get twice as powerful, but looking at my computer from 2010 and a new computer from 2016, (that's 4 18-month periods, meaning 8 times more powerful) I really don'...
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Windows 10 - MSTSC UI has very bad performance

About a month ago I reinstalled my PC at work and put Windows 10 on it after I received my new SSD. While the system itself runs very smooth, the MSTSC UI (the connection dialog) is pretty much ...
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Old Toshiba Laptop Windows 7 AMD Cpu Upgrade

I want to be able to upgrade my Toshiba laptop from a C-50 dual core CPU to something better around say 2.50Ghz or at least 2Ghz. I don't know the exact socket of the CPU but I think that it is a ...
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SSD encryption the proper way

When encrypting devices it is always recommended to fill it with random data first, or it would become evident that the drive is encrypted and how much encrypted data there is. I've read that on an ...
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What CPU manufacturers really mean by “1-4Ghz Processor”

Recently I found out that what's known as the crystal oscillator is responsible for setting clock cycles. To my understanding this oscillator is found on the motherboard, not the CPU. My first ...
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Should I upgrade my custom made and optimized workstation to windows 10? [closed]

I actually purchased a highly specialized and custom made workstation 2 weeks ago. It is very optimized (bios etc) and the specifications are very high and includes 2 terrabyte ssd. My question is, ...
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Very slow random read of SSD on desktop (9,000 IOPS) but normal on laptop

I just purchased a new Plextor M6V 512GB SSD and am experiencing very low 4K Q32 read speed. 36 MB/s = ~9,000 IOPS which is 10 times as low as specification value. Why could it be? Motherboard: ASUS ...
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The PC runs very slow even after a clean format

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro [Version 6.3.9600] My System Info My PC is running very slowly and sometimes it freezes. So, I did some Defragment Tests on the HDD's and did some ...
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Slow boot on Fedora 24

Last week, I installed Fedora 24. Previously, on the same computer, I was using Fedora 22 (Fedora 24 is a clean installation, not a package upgrade). What surprised me is that Fedora 24 is booting ...
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Why Is My Speed Showing Faster Than Max Speed

I am converting .mkv files to .mp4 files using handbrake. I understand that this program is a total resource hog, but it is the best one I have found that can batch convert. Regardless of all of ...
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Plugging in ethernet cable slows down wireless

I have a D2200D DSL router provided by Frontier. The router connection has been failing with the DSL link light solid green, Internet link light blue. Failures show up as computer wired and wireless ...
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dd file copy uploading to server is fast, downloading image back to local machine is slow

I've used dd to copy a hard drive on one server to the samba share on another server. The speed was between 30-60 MB/s, about what I'd expect. The connection is a dedicated gigabit line for each image....
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High CPU Usage, system and svchost [duplicate]

My pc has been experience lag ever since it came back from a fan upgrade. Now i noticed that my cpu usage spikes from 10% to 80% and back in seconds, i see that svchost.exe is consuming 25% and system ...
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Added new RAM that made computer slow, removed it and it's still slow

I have Windows 7 32-bit and a Kingston DDR2 SDRAM DDR2-800 400 MHz 2GB RAM module. The motherboard has two RAM slots so I added a new 2GB RAM module. This one was Kingston as well, and if I remember ...
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why only download is slow but upload is fast on my computer?

I'm confused about a network problem on my PC. It hasn't had a problem before but suddenly its happening often since a week ago. I tested the Internet speed at speedtest.net. My environment is: OS: ...
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More computing bang for your buck on Linux? [closed]

I have both a Linux box (running Debian) and a powerful Windows desktop running XP. At work I have a Windows 8 machine. I notice that my Linux box, even though it is just a little Zotac seems to ...
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Win 7 PC with i7 After SSD install, extremely slow “paint of green bar” on Directory open, performance issue

I have 16G ram and 2T hard drive, then added 120G Samsung SSD as new boot C: (had shop do it) and 2 things happened. The performance was much better for Win boot, but sometimes on opening a drive or ...
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Is it possible to run Adobe CS5 mac on a pc?

In college I purchased a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection for mac, unfortunately I had to upgrade computers and now have a pc. It said the license can't be transferred or sold and ...
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Why doesn't a SSD improve the speed of running applications compared to a HDD?

In articles/forums about pc gaming I always see people saying how Solid State Drives only make games load faster at startup (of the applciation) than they would with a Hard Disk Drive, and that an SSD ...
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Is using GPU instead of CPU “even if it is slower” possible?

i understand that the GPU and the CPU are different. but whenever this question is asked the answer is the GPU is "many slower processors" while the CPU "fewer faster processors", does that mean that ...
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How to check AES speed on Ubuntu?

Is there any way to check how fast an Ubuntu 16.04 machine can do AES ciphering? I'm not interesting in comparing AES levels, but am just curious to see the cost quantified in some way. Since it's ...
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Windows Server Storage Spaces tier write-back cache, how to configure threshold that determines if write is performed on write-back cache?

The Storage Spaces feature included with Windows Server 2012 and the upcoming Windows Server 2016 consists of a virtual disk. In a tiered storage deployment a write-back cache is created (the default ...
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Follow up, extreme sluggishness on machine doing IO

This is a follow up to a previous question. After more investigation it appears that I have a slightly different problem, whenever I do any volume of disk based activity like copying files or backing ...
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How to know the device driver which is causing the computer to be sluggish (Windows)?

My computer suddenly became sluggish. Task manager didn't help. I had lots of memory (computer has 16GB), SSD and lots of free space. CPU% was less than 5%. The last change that happened before the ...
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PC Super Sluggish After Installing New Graphics Card

After installing my GT 610 my PC has been slowed down drastically. For example it takes 3 minutes to open chrome and 40 seconds to open the menu when right clicking on the desktop. GPU-Z says the the ...
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How can I determine what hardware is the bottleneck/limiting factor for system performance? [duplicate]

If I want to improve the performance of my computer, or optimise the performance of a computer yet to be bought, how can I determine what hardware I would need to choose/upgrade? Processor clock ...
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Slow performance using xfreerdp on Ubuntu 16.04

To connect to my virtual machine I use xfreerdp. Unfortunately, I feel too poor performance. For example, the machine has Windows 10, so when minimizing windows, you can see one frame of animation. I ...
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Windows 10 slows down after Edge or Git usage

I have a fresh Windows 10 installation, which is getting slow ~ 10 to 30s after logging in the first time. The system is not lagging otherwise. I'm a kind of clueless. My setup: Dell OptiPlex 7040 ...
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Optimize hardware for CPU intensive tasks

Can I use perf counters to make better decision about investing in hardware? My goal is to run CPU intensive tasks like gcc faster. I'm wondering whether I should focus on getting more CPU cores, ...
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What do more cores specifically do? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8 on a custom built pc, where the processor is currently the Intel Pentium G3258 (2 CPUs) ~3.2GHz and I have overclocked it to run at 3.7GHz, but the performance I need is ...
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Mac is overheating, getting slow and unresponsive without any reason

About a year ago I noticed my laptop is strongly overheating and CPU raises up to 100% percent without any reason. FYI, no special apps are running. Typical apps to raise such beahavour are: Chrome ...
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Slow PC after installing new GPU

A few days ago I installed my new GT 610 (I know you cant game on it) but my pc slowed down drasticly. For example it takes about 3 minutes to open chrome, about 40 seconds to load the menu when right ...
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Improving Sequential Writes on RAID5 - Write back to SSD?

I have a RAID 5 array consisting of 3x 5TB WD Red NAS drives. RAID 5 is done via a Dell H710 HW RAID card (LSI 2208 I believe). This is a home setup, and the pool is only really used to save ...
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Windows 10 keeps messing up draggable window's content

Starting a few weeks ago, I suddenly got no window contents when I dragged a window around. Quick googling helped and I activated the Setting "Show window contents while dragging" in the virtual ...
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Win7 keeps warning me about “slow performance” and disables Aero & UI effects. It is decidedly wrong

In the last few days, Windows has started giving me warnings about "slow performance" and subsequently disabling Aero and all the UI effects. I'm getting this a few times a day. This is Windows 7 ...
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Windows 10 boot loader appears twice

My Windows 10 Pc was working fine, when suddenly I encountered this problem. When I boot my pc on, the boot-loader appears twice, first it finishes and then it comes again, and this time its very long....
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Benchmarking network latency

I am trying to measure the latency of sending a packet. I do this as follows. The client sends recorded time. The server receives the packet and gives the difference between the current time and the ...
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bootcamp thunderbolt ethernet windows 10 slow

Lately I've been having trouble with my macBook Pro bought 2016. I have windows 10 in bootcamp and have connected ethernet cable through ethernet-thunderbolt adapter. When I start windows my internet ...
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Internet speed much faster than over LAN between PC's

I’m stuck and can't figure out how to get my speeds any faster, or figure out why my transfer speed is so slow between PC’s compared to from the Internet. Please be aware when reading this that ...
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Very, very slow PC when power button is pushed on due multiple auto startup wares

I've got multiple background software that automatically popped-up during startup. Where is exactly the place to tweak this thing? Many thanks.
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Fortran Compiler Installation Instructions for OS X

I try install fortran compiler for Mac OSX El captain. Firstly; I install install_f2c_osx.csh Run installation script $ chmod +x install_f2c_osx.csh $ sudo ./install_f2c_osx.csh It gives this ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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Xpenology (Synology) fast read speeds slow write speeds

For 2 years I've used a Xpenology server which has an Raid 0 volume and works perfectly fine. Gigabit read and write whitout any problems. Now am I installing a Raid 5 volume 3x4 tb WD red. I'm not ...
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CPU: Older Technique + higher benchmark scores vs newer technique + lower scores

I am searching for a new laptop. I've noticed that the newer i5-6200U (Skylake) is beaten by a i7-4700HQ (Haswell). Why does Intel produce lesser Skylakes with a high price instead of producing only ...