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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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How do I decide where to place my AP in order to minimize interference?

We have an AP and I'm wondering if we can reduce interference by moving the AP to another place. I know that other APs can interfere and I've set the router to use channels that are more free. But ...
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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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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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Speed Up Hardware Post by Disabling Features

In my Mobo settings I have the following OnChip IDE Channel10 [Enabled] Primary Master PIO [Auto] Primary Slave PIO [Auto] Primary Master UDMA [Auto] Primary Slave UDMA [Auto] IDE DMA ...
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How to improve the rendering speed with i7 -950 machine and Ge force GTX460

I have a i7- 950, with Geforce GTX460 Graphic Card. Its a 1 GB Card. we use 3dsmax for rendering the various scenes. each frame is taking around 11 minutes. when the grpahics card is changed to GE ...
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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 ...