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Is software like tune up utilities essential?

Is software like tune up utilities necessary? Can't we perform the tasks using some other free ware tools and built in windows tools?
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Advanced RAM configuration [closed]

I'm a little unsure about whether my current BIOS ram settings are the optimal for the RAM i have. I'm aware some RAM modules may configure themselves with a bit slower speed by default than what they ...
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Split database index and table files with SSD?

I know in the good old days it was recommended that indexs and tables were placed on different drives to improve database performance. Is this still the case with SSDs when connected with SATA3? With ...
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how to compare installed programms on one pc with other performance issues

I have 2 laptops, both run Windows 7,identical configuration. One of them how ever is running extremely slow it takes a very long time to start up and shutdown and also if I need to run a programm it ...
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1answer
417 views

Make ReadyBoost cache more aggressively

I have always had a 32GB high-speed Transcend SD card in my laptop for ReadyBoost, but it isn't very helpful because Windows isn't making heavy use of it: the cache size is usually 2 GB or less and ...
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How many processes should I be running to be as efficient as possible?

Here is the situation: I am processing images, transforming them from tif to ecw and reprojecting them. The software I am using one uses one process, and only one core it seems. When I run a batch ...
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How to optimize Linux Mint performance

I'm running Linux Mint 14 on notebook. This notebook is rather old and really weak. Linux Mint shows better performance than Win7, but newertheless it's far from perfect. What can I do to speed up my ...
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202 views

IOPS - What are they and what do they mean?

OK I know technically what IOPS are. The technical definition is great but I'm not understanding the broader implications. My knowledge is basically: IOPS are the input and output operations an ...
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MTU, RWIN, and MSS

I have been doing some reading into TCP Receive Window (RWIN), Maximum Segment Size (MSS) and Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU). Right off the bat I have some questions and I need a power user's help! ...
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Pingdom Website Speed Test: Connect time is too long

My e-commerce website was performing poor and I decided to find out the cause. A real good application came in help for me Pingdom Website Speed Test.When I analysed website with this, report was some ...
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Increase Outlook 2013 performance?

I feel that Outlook 2013 (compared to Thunderbird) is quite slow at e.g. changing between mail view and calendar view - is there any way to disable e.g. the animation of the transition between mail ...
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1answer
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How much memory does this java process consumes? pmap and top's result are conflicted

I just want to know the exact amount of memory one process consumes. pgrep java -l 21786 java The total memory I have is 1GB: [root@home tmp]# free -m total used free ...
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Which Windows services and startup programs can I disable/modify to optimize performance/security?

For Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7: I use this stand-alone (no LAN) computer at home exclusively to browse the internet, nothing else!.. I have another computer I use for development and testing ...
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Stop services when not used

My PC is installed with softwares like Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 etc. I need these softwares very rarely, for example once in a month. How can I improve my PC performance by stopping ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu slows terribly on disk access

I'm very new to Linux systems but not computer systems. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it took a little longer to load then I'd like but seemed okay. The problem showed itself more seriously when ...
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Lightroom 4 slow to render in Develop mode; what part(s) of my PC is/are dogging it?

I made the jump from Picasa to LR4 and switched to shooting RAW in the process. The software boost did not come with a PC boost, but I didn't think it would be necessary; my machine seems adequate ...
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2answers
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why i7-860 is two times slower than E3-1220?

I have financical trading software. It decodes fast/fix messages. I'm running same binaries on two different machines on very similar set of data. Software receive "messages" and decodes them. The ...
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1answer
266 views

GPU running underclocked / under normal speed?

I have tried to overclock my card. Seemingly it worked, and the GPU-z shows the OC speed (see GPU3.png). However, current readings are REALLY far from the normal speed of the GPU. That's what I can't ...
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Linux swap position on hdd

As far as I know hard drives are faster at the beginning of the disk. If this is true, why does Ubuntu put the swap partition to the back of the disk by default?
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1answer
157 views

How to test PC performance before and after “cleaning up” the PC?

There's another post about measuring performance but at least one solution I looked at (NovaBench) measures pure performance of the hardware. (I.e., disk read/write performance, rather than the actual ...
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443 views

Measure Windows bootup performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow startup on Windows 7 Home Premium laptop I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a 2 GB RAM netbook. The Windows startup performance, and when coming out of ...
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1answer
504 views

Optimum Swappiness for a Linux System

I have a 64-Bit Linux PC with 4 GB of RAM. How can I find the optimum value of swappiness (/proc/sys/vm/swappiness) to be set? The default is 60 and I don't think it works best for everyone. I am ...
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1answer
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Optimize OS X for performance of single app?

I'm going to be using my computer to run an real-time video display application at an event. This application is processor intensive, and runs well, except for occasional stutters. I'm thinking the ...
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1answer
803 views

How can I optimize Mac OS X network log in time?

I'm running an Open Directory server (Mac OS 10.6.7 Server) and a bunch of Mac clients (Mac OS 10.6.7). On the clients, logging in to a local account is fast (less than 10 seconds between pressing ...
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1answer
132 views

Measure system performance across a group of laptops

I'm working with members of our IT staff to help upgrade a lot of our laptops for web developers. We all do the same type of work but have slightly different laptops. Most of us have Lenovo T61-series ...
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How to tune MySQL for restoration from MySQL dump?

My little 5GB database which takes 5 minutes to dump via mysqldump, takes 9 hours to restore. Luckily I found this out during a test-run, not an actual emergency situation. What are the best ...
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4answers
231 views

What could cause a computer to slow down over time?

I have an application/game that ran smoothly a few months ago but lately I've realized it runs more sluggish than usual (the frames per second get quite low). I thought maybe something I installed is ...
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Profiling your windows operating system

I am boggled when I click on an application in windows and have to wait 10 seconds for it to respond. I wonder "you can run 16 billion instructions a second, what are you doing that keeps you from ...
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How can I “tune-up” a somewhat 'crusty' Mac OSX 10.5 / Leopard Machine?

I recently inherited a pretty decent machine running Leopard. I'm kind of a Mac noob. This machine is (and has been) used by a small non-profit media team for editing video/media and such. It seems ...