Questions about optimizing your computer to take up less boot time, application launch time, download time, etc.

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Upgrade to Windows 10 on old Windows 7 desktop? [on hold]

I own an extremely old desktop PC, currently running Windows 7 32-bit, and I've noticed that it's been running significantly slower recently. I would like to know if upgrading to Windows 10 could ...
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RAM writes faster than it reads

I've recently created a RAM-Disk on my MBP17" and tried to check the read/write speeds and everything seemed fine. So i did the same test on my MacPro3,1 and i noticed that my RAM (16GB) writes with ...
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My computer is extremely very very slow

I've bought a new computer. It is supposed to be a recent, last-generation PC (Apple imac 21,5" last generation, first model). The OS takes 2 minutes to load - 1 minute for the logon screen and 1 ...
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Hardware specs for high computational speed

(1) I routinely have to run some calculations on large data sets which take some time to run. (2) I have to run several large programs at the same time. I am in the market for a new laptop and would ...
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Why might write speed on NIC be fraction of read speed?

I have 2 servers (Windows 2008 R2) each with an x710-DA2 NIC, cross-connected by a 10Gbps wire. I can read a hard dive of one machine, from the other, at 250 MegaBytes/Sec, but the write speed is ...
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how to increase gom player speed permanently?

I know that you can speed up playback using keyboard shortcut (C) and decrease the speed using (X), what I want is permanent change in the speed, for example If I need to change speed to 1.3, I do it ...
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How can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Can the orientation of Hard Drives cause them to run slow?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge server with 6 2TB drives in a RAID6 that I use to run several VM's at home. I recently moved it from a temporary location to a more permanent location. While the new location ...
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PhraseExpress slow to enter text

I’m using the latest version of PharseExpress and fully updated Windows 10. The problem is that PhraseExpress types out the text in a relatively slow fashion (compared to when it just insert the ...
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Should i install Windows on the fastest sequential drive or fastest random write drive?

I currently have 4 HDDs in my rig and i want to set it up in the most performant way. My fastest sequential write drive (2) can write at 85MB/s with 0.95MB/s random write speed. However my slowest ...
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Why is my WiFi file copy so slow?

I have shared a folder on my Debian 8 GNU/Linux PC using Samba network sharing service. The folder is on an external hard disk that is connected to the PC using an USB 3.0 cable. The PC is connected ...
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Why does moving/deleting files “stall” on my PC?

My PC is Windows 10, 8GB RAM and a 2.8GHz processor. Basically, to give you an idea, whenever I drag any item onto the desktop or into a folder the file takes a long time to appear and I have to ...
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Optimal email configuration for fastest message delivery

In my line of work, I sometimes receive potential work assignments via email. These are broadcast emails to all approved vendors for this client. Whoever accepts the assignment first will get the ...
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How to remove pppd speed limit

I haven't figured out any way to achieve more than 10M over a ppp0 link configured through pppd and the baud rate of the pts is 38400 (obviously being ignored) so it seems like somewhere in the ...
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How to debug slow samba share by Nautilus?

I have Fedora 23 with Gnome 3 and Nautilus 3.18.5-1.fc23. I have troubles with SMB speeds by using Nautilus. It is about 4.4MB/s, while by any other methods (e.g. smbclient from terminal) I got 11MB/s ...
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Is an overhead of 1.5x typical for a HTTPS upload?

I use Chrome to upload files to my Google Drive account. Today, I had to upload a 2+ GB file and since uploading typically saturates bandwidth, I decided to install the free version of NetBalancer and ...
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Microsoft Access database processing slow even over fast network

A Microsoft Access database file has about 20 MB size and total of 4000 records in few tables. Does not look like a big deal. However, why this database has 3-5 times longer processing times when it ...
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Speed up (not turn off) animations in windows 10?

Is there a way to increase the speed of all animations in Windows 10? I know you can disable it entirely through the System > Advanced Settings > Performance Settings > Visual Effects tab. ...
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Does DDR RAM also have a minimum bandwidth?

Reading about DDR3 on Wikipedia I can see that it has a peak data transfer rate. However, I assume the peak rate to be a theoretical maximum. Can we also derive a minimum transfer rate for DDR3 RAM, ...
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How to decrease compile time when reading includes over a network?

My project is very small but several includes are hosted on a network. Is there a way to speed up compile time and reduce latency without mirroring a local unsynced copy? I've already mapped the ...
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Do two side-by-side USB port operate more slowly than ones by themselves on laptops?

I'm in the market for a new laptop and one of my requirements is at least two USB 3.0 ports that can offer the best speed. I don't recall where or when, but I remember being told that when two USB ...
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Increase efficiency of bash loop with awk

I have to write a fairly large text file(>300,000 lines) using text extracted from the second column of one file, then prepending and appending text to each line and finally writing it out to a new ...
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USB streaming rate between 2 different PC's

I have 2 different PC's but the USB streaming rate on one is so much slower han the other. What could the reason be? Is the USB device gone bad? Is there anyway for me to check this?
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Can I have a 4 GB RAM (1600 MHz-1.35V-DDR3) and a 2 GB RAM (1333 MHz-1.5V-DDR3) at the same time to my laptop? [duplicate]

Currently my laptop has a: 4GB RAM DDR3, 1.35V, 1600MHz. I am wondering if I could add to the other slot of my laptop another RAM which has the following specs: 2GB, RAM DDR3, 1.5V, 1333 MHz ...
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Hdd speed goes lower. 2 Internal HDD

hey i was using 320gb hdd today i install 1tb another hdd. after that 1tb hdd get 180mb/s but 320gb gets 99mb ? why? and isnt both should get 180mb/s? using both sata2 cable /dev/sdb: Timing ...
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Are Class 4 microSD cards faster than Class 10 microSD cards for small files?

In a comment to this Hardware Recommendations SE question, Agent_L writes: There is no such thing as "fastest" card, eg cards with higher (like 10) class are faster for large files (eg video) but ...
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Is there an app that measures my typing speed in the background? [closed]

I'm searching for an application, that can measure my typing speed while I'm using my pc. Like now, I'd like to know with what speed did I type this question.
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Wireless Access Point (connected to pfSense) is only fast when using Double NAT?

I've been troubleshooting this problem for several days now and I am completely stumped. I have a cable modem connected directly to pfSense (dedicated hardware on SuperMicro motherboard). pfSense is ...
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2 routers and one wireless card [duplicate]

What's the maximum I can get on one computer with that? I already connected two routers as primary and secondary, now I thinking if my wifi card from very old computer can boost something more? ...
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Primary and secondary router, wifi speed issue

I have problem with internet speed. I connected two routers into network. One as primary, other as secondary by LAN-LAN connection. Speed on computer in other room, which is 5 meters away is much ...
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Hard disk speed dropped badly [closed]

My hard disk basically make every thing in my PC lag. I ran error check but the disk seem to be good. I also ran a virus check and the system is clean. Finally, I ran hdtune check and here is the ...
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Firewire 800 read speed is slow

I'm using MacBook Pro Early 2011 with WD My Passport Studio 2 TB over Firewire 800 port.. While write speed is very good ( about 60-65 MB/sec. ).. Read speed is almost half of that ( about 30-35 ...
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Does running the tree command make subsequent commands faster?

Just wanted to clear something out: I noticed that if I run the tree command before any other commands (read/write/modify/transfer/copy/compare), they actually seem to execute faster. A reason for ...
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Weird Speed Issue

My internet speed should be 1 MB but the actual speed I'm downloading with now is 256 KB. I called my ISP and they said that the speed has been reduced to 256 KB because I'm downloading lots of things ...
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Is my site to site VPN lag typical?

I've set up a site to site VPN between two locations that are roughly 15 miles apart. Each site has a single 35/5 TWC cable connection. There are no domain controllers. Clients are all Win7 or newer. ...
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Can I delete old/unused bookmarks in Google Chrome?

I have bookmarks dating back to probably 2009 or so, from when I was using Firefox up until now. 6 years of bookmarks seems to slow down my address bar as Chrome seems to search through them every ...
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How much Is important the distance between sending request position and server position? [closed]

I have a website, usually the users of my website are from Iran. Now I want to know, buying a VPS from a near country is important? For example: Is it better to I buy a VPS from Digitalocean or OVH ...
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10 minutes to calculate the very simplest excel formula - why?

Well I know partly why, my spreadsheet has about 180,000 rows. But that has not presented a problem for sorting or filtering. But when I entered =B2 in cell C2 and stretched it down to the bottom, it ...
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How can I improve SFTP transfer times between a Windows 7 PC and an Android phone?

I have set up a home SFTP server using CoreFTP. When I transfer files from my Android phone to a PC, I get really slow speeds (1-1.5 MBps) as compared to SHAREit or Xender (Up-to 10 MBps). Why is it ...
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How to Improve ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Speeds

I recently upgraded my wireless router to an ASUS RT-AC68U. I pay for Google Fiber's gigabit speed so I think I should be able to get decent wireless speeds with this router. The problem is that I'm ...
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VMWare Linux Ubuntu Gnome becoming increasingly slow

Some time ago I started to have speed problems in working with Qt/Qt Creator in Windows and after and unsuccesfull attempt to improve the situation, I decided to install and use a Linux Ubuntu virtual ...
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Running two instances of a program at once to increase output?

At work, I am running a private program which produces output which I edit afterwards. The output takes 1 hour to generate, and I have to generate 174 scenarios of this output, therefore 174 hours of ...
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How can I boost clipboard sync over RDP on my local network?

I have two computers on the same network, one of them has two monitors. On the one with two monitors I like to have RDP open on one monitor that is always connected to the other computer. Everything ...
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How to speed up NFS

I use an NFS server at home for streaming, e.g. for accessing from player. But when it comes to use as a mounted folder, it comes out that NFS (as well as samba) has awful side: it gets list of files ...
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Are Class 10 and UHS-1 SD cards really the same?

I'm seeing lots of cards advertised as being Class 10 and UHS-1 as if it's the same thing. Also, the "official" SDCard.org page says both Class 10 and UHS-1 have a minimum speed of 10 MB/s: ...
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Why am i only getting half the advertised speed?

My ISP offers an internet speed for 20mb VDSL for 2 months and for free! So i signed up for no money charge, and a tech support came to my house to set up my new Internet, he showed and confirmed me ...
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How to route traffic through multiple servers for faster connection [closed]

Internet “speed” is not only dependent on what your ISP gives you but what servers give you, and the latter is independent of your ISP, so no matter how much you pay for Internet, some sites (most) ...
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Gigabit NIC connecting with 100 Megabit

I recently upgraded my internet to a 200 Megabit connection, however, I seem to have some trouble with the NIC on my mainboard (Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Rev 1.1). For some reason Windows detects it as a ...
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Random state of high latency and slow speed on Wi-Fi adapters

Note: Specs at bottom of post. The Problem I have two wireless adapters available to me, both of them will randomly enter a state of high ping (300-900ms to the router and external servers as ...
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My Maximum Processor Speed states 2.7GHZ but only runs at 0.86GHZ - it was running at 3.02GHZ yesterday?

Normally it runs at 0.86GHZ at max, even though it can run up to 2.7GHZ. Yesterday I closed a lot of tasks/processes through the task manager, not sure what I was closing, but it seemed to have ...