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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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What happens if use different ram chips?

I have an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard. Considering this, What happens if I plugin 2 ram chips of different frequency and different latancies? Do both work independently at their respective configs ...
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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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Control of CPU performance, possibly P-state, for TV recording

The problem: I am trying to record TV using a Toshiba Satellite Pro (2GHz, dual core, 4GB RAM, 250GB SSD, W7/32 SP1, PCTV 292e USB receiver, Argus TV recording s/w), but am having recording dropouts, ...
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The relationship between commit charge, standby lists and available physical memory?

Saw this thread but I believe it does not fully answer my question so here goes. I am on Windows 8 Enterprise, 4 Gb RAM on board, pagefile enabled. I am looking at my performance indicators and I see ...
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How to set permament TCP Windows Size in Windows XP

I'm checking real throughput of my network using iperf/jperf. Test with speedtest.net shows 25/10 - but jperf shows only 5. So I change in jperf the TCP Window Size into 256K - and now jperf shows ...
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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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Upgrade questions

Hi I just upgraded from i5-3450s with Intel HD 2500 to i7-3770s with Intel HD 4000. I also increased RAM from 8GB to 16GB. I have an HP Omni 27. Windows 7, x64 Direct X Version is 11.0, Shader ...
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Adjust linux disk flush intervals to avoid blocking user processes

I'm downloading files on a sd card mounted on a raspberry pi using rtorrent, at around 6MB/s (bandwidth cap). The user process doesn't flush the data itself, and the interval at which the disk cache ...
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Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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Undervolting with Intel' XTU - which offset should you reduce?

It is a pretty basic question, but I could not find an answer to this via Google. The value you are supposed to adjust is the "voltage offset". However, there are two kinds of values in the utility ...
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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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Speed over VPN is 10x slower than connection to VPN or VPN<=>Destination

I'm trying to setup VPN for my own use. I have noticed very strange issue with speeds which I struggle to understand. Question: What is causing slow download speed from AWSFrankfurt when using VPN? ...
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What Apache2 configuration should I use on my server?

I have a Debian based server which is used for web development (PHP projects, WordPress websites, Samba). The server is used only for these and is not a "public" server, it is just for internal use. A ...
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How to turn off hyperthreading on hp z230 Win7 32bit

I have a legacy application that when ported to this new HP desktop exhibits performance errors. I need to disable hyper-threading on this desktop. It has an Intel I5-4095 quad core processor. The ...
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Slow IPC in 4000+ processes

I have an multiprocess application that is dependent on IPC calls. We have around 4000+ processes running. Currently we upgraded the system to RHEL 6.4, and now are observing that IPC calls msgrcv() ...
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Is a remote desktop session a background service

I have some virtual machines (xp, windows 7) running on hyper-v for developing and testing purpose. I access those vms only by remote desktop and run on them various software I was wondering if i ...