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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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ConEmu accelerated scrolling | as Putty

It is possible to make scrolling as in putty? Accelerate it and i.e. start marking the text in the console and press "arrow key down" and marking will be done till end of the buffer?
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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 ...
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Movings files NAS is slow, but from NAS to PC is fast

Somehow it only copies with 3mb per second when I try to move files from PC to my ReadyNas 516, but if I try to move files from ReadyNas 516 to PC, then it transfer with 80-100MB/s. I'm using CAT 5E ...
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Wifi router 300mbps vs real speed?

I have this router TP-LINK TL-WR841N (300 mbps 2.4Ghz). My ISP provided me 30mbps/4mbps and on Wifi I always got about the same. BUT, today, my ISP has changed and provides me 70mbps/10mbps. With an ...
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Are there consumer-oriented Intel motherboards supporting full 16x PCIe 3.0?

I know that many Xeon boards have supported PCIe 3.0 for 16x lane devices for several years now already. However, when I look at this list of Intel motherboard chipsets, I only see 16x PCIe 3.0 ...
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Does Firefox download faster when progress is displayed?

This may sound like superstition. But I observed for quite some time that when downloading a relatively large file with Firefox (as of 38.05), the reported download speed is higher when the progress ...
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Why does sl have different speed in different environments?

Perhaps this may seem a silly question, because the utility sl is a rightful member of each page containing the words Linux and fun. I was wondering why does sl on my Debian in ssh session work two ...
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On what factors does localhost speed depend?

I am setting up a server in my home. I am using AN1020-21 router for the purpose and my laptop as host. I will use a desktop later if everything goes smooth. I am using XAMPP latest version. When i ...
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Why do my external USB hard drives become slower when I have filled them up only to a third?

The read/write speeds of my external USB3 hard drives (*) are significantly higher when the disks are empty (no normal files; less then 10MB used) compared to when they are moderately full (2.5 ...
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Count lines fast

I'm running Windows 7 and have GnuWin32. I have a several-gigabyte text file with LF (\n) line endings. I want to know how many lines it has (or alternatively how many LFs it has, which is, let's say, ...
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How much does an SSD drive affect multi-tasking performance in an advanced laptop? [closed]

I am curious whether it would be beneficial for me to buy an SSD drive for my new laptop. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540-F 8 Gig Ram Core i7 (MQ) – 6 meg cache My typical usage is ...
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Is it slower to load an embedded video rather than from its source?

It would make sense that a video that is embedded in a site (like if I were to post a YouTube video on this question or a blog post) would be slower to load because it has to be redirected from a ...
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NAS Download is slower than Upload

Is it normal that when i transfer a file from my pc to my Seagate Central (NAS) i have a transfer speed of 11mBps (which is normal according i have a 100mbps network card), but when i transfer a file ...
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tar performance writing to disk

When writing to disk (SATA) I've noticed tar seems to have a large performance hit. I'm trying to copy a, relatively, large .dmg file (556MB) from my client (OSX) across my local network as part of a ...
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calculate speed of transmission in binary system

File 8 GB was sent at the time of 5 hours. Calculate average speed of transmission in Mbps I know this way 8GB = 8192 MB 8192 MB = 65 536 Mb 5 h = 18 000 s 65 536 Mb / 18 000 s = 3,64 Mbps But ...
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How To Move The Windows Folder To A Different Drive?

I have two small hard drives. However, i store all my files on the boot drive. This makes the boot drive very slow. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make ...
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Does an INTERNAL USB hub affect performance?

I searched a little bit on the subject, but I couldn't find any clear answers, so I'm asking this question: Will the performance of a USB hub connected directly to the motherboard be shared between ...
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Why does my hard drive perform well in benchmarks but slow in applications?

My hard drive has been acting slow lately, taking several seconds to load an application. It's the Hitachi HTS723232L9SA62 (7200 RPM). I ran a benchmark and the speeds were in the 70 Megabytes/second ...