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1answer
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I have a 512 Mb RAM Pentium 4 processor 80 GB hard disk [closed]

I got an old RAM of 512 Mb from my friend. What are the precautions to be taken while changing the RAM? What are the minimum checking's to be done? Can i change it directly?
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2answers
292 views

How can I copy a big file from one Windows machine to another limiting speed transfer?

Because of traffic reasons I am not able to transfer big files inside my network, unfortunatelly, I need to do such thing everyday. I usually transfer these files by coping and pasting from my ...
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0answers
153 views

Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
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1answer
57 views

Do excessive keyboard shortcuts in third-party apps slow down Windows?

I use a third party extension to Windows Explorer (in Windows 8.1) called QTTabBar. In this screenshot you can see how by default there is a huge number of custom keyboard shortcuts activated by it, ...
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0answers
68 views

Defragmentation to order files sequentially for faster boot time, like e4rat but for Windows

e4rat or "Ext4 - Reducing Access Times" is a program which reduces boot time in the followng way: First it logs the file accesses made by the system during the boot. Secondly it uses a ...
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2answers
136 views

What is the equivalent of Preload from Ubuntu to Windows? [closed]

Is there a software like Preload from Ubuntu, but for Windows 7? I can't seem to find one.
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1answer
233 views

Why is deletion speed in Windows periodic often?

Just out of interest, what is the reason for deletion times to be periodic often? In Windows 8, the deletion dialogue window shows deletion speed in a diagram. If there is no reason, of course that ...
0
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2answers
251 views

Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
4
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1answer
238 views

Number of Processors and Computer Speed relation?

Does changing the number of processors under Boot Advanced Options affect computer speed? I have Dell XPS 15z Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS with 4GB RAM, intel i5 processor @2.5 Ghz and 1GB ...
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0answers
217 views

How to reinstate “playback speed” control in WMP?

I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 and been watching movies via out-of-box Windows Media Player (with all out-of-box codecs). In particular, i liked WMP's ability to change playback speed. Recently, ...
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2answers
2k views

Copy to USB drive stutters, is very slow

I am using Windows 8 64-bit and I have several USB thumbdrives. Whenever I try to copy files to any of them, the transfer starts out at about 17 MB/s, then goes to 19 MB/s, then drops to 5 MB/s and ...
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1answer
1k views

Determine if an SSD supports SATA 6Gb/s

I had a dell computer with an SSD and on the SSD itself it said 3Gbps. They sent me a replacement laptop and the ssd is thinner (still 2.5 inch, but it's thinner) but I'm trying to see if it's 6gbps ...
0
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1answer
221 views

First Time Setup Taking Forever to Launch/Install

To start off, I am running a Windows Server 2008 32-bit computer, 8 GB ram (well supposedly only 4 GB would be used). This computer is fairly new, and it is extremely fast in running applications and ...
4
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1answer
282 views

Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...
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0answers
469 views

What's the disadvantage/catch of SuperFetch? [closed]

I've been seeing all praises for the application called SuperFetch that makes launching and using applications faster, and never slower, which is definitely beneficial for someone who uses the ...
5
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1answer
189 views

Software, which will make a sound when an application becomes responsive again

I am using several application, which are really slow. They will stay unresponsive for between 1 second and up to five minutes and I do not have any good way of predicting their response times. This ...
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1answer
2k views

Disk Defrag slowing computer down?

I asked How to speed up my computer? in another post and one answer was to run disk defrag. I have done this before and in the majority of cases (with multiple computers not just one) it seems to ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Single machine within Subnet Has One Tenth network speed

I have an issue regarding my network. One of the machines within the same subnet seems to have its download speed capped at 1 Mbps. Other machines within that subnet hit 11 Mbps or more. The machines ...
2
votes
3answers
439 views

Worth upgrading from 5400 to 7200 HDD?

I heard some weird scratching sound coming from the HDD today, kind of sounds like what you hear if you shake up a bottle of coke and then open the lid just enough for air to escape. I downloaded HD ...
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3answers
342 views

Is there a software that can index the contents of the registry for quick lookups? [closed]

Searching in the Windows registry can be ve------ry------ lo----ng. Is there some tool available that can index the contents of the whole registry, or contents of a single hive, such that fast ...
0
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2answers
162 views

Background Program Effect on CPU Performance

Below is a script that runs in the background and modifies the manner in which the backspace key works. It comes from the How To Geek. I believe the script takes ram from the computer, but does it ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How to accelerate Windows XP/Vista/Seven keyboard type speed/delay?

It may seem strange but it's true: I've changed the timings for my keyboard to the quickest possible (delay and repetition speed) it's not fast enough for me. And I'm not joking at all. With ...
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3answers
3k views

How do I test USB drive speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good benchmarking programs for measuring usb stick performances ? What are the best (free) tools to test the speed of my USB drives? Reading, writing, general ...
2
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7answers
16k views

Why is moving files from one harddrive to another so slow?

I use Windows Vista 64-bit and I have 6GB of RAM. Today I installed a new harddrive, and started with moving 465GB of data from my old harddrive to the new one. This process is very slow, the speed is ...
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1answer
285 views

RAM caching of files on disk, based on file extension

This is what I need: improve access time with small files of specific extension type, by making them pre-loaded in RAM. I need this to speed up visual studio builds. Does anybody know of a cache ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics?

Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics? I need to know if and what speed advantages you get with it over net.tcp and other ws-* bindings and if it is faster ...
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5answers
4k views

How to accelerate internet speed?

In Windows 7, How can I accelerate a 1Mb DSL connection speed ? what tips I can apply on browsers or windows to get a faster web-surf ?
1
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5answers
448 views

What is safe to uncheck in autoruns to make pc start up quicker?

My computer suddenly stopped running, eventually I had to restore to factory settings however now its start up takes forever. I read how to uncheck icons to try and speed it up but I'm afraid of ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Remote Desktop throttles internet connection

I work remotely from home for several hours each week. In the last few weeks, my remote desktop connection has been virtually unusable for productive development. Both my workplace and my home ...
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2answers
2k views

utorrent stops internet traffic

this is a new problem for me, and I really don't know how to fix it. From time to time i'm using uTorrent for file transfers, but in the past month when i start utorrent, i cannot navigate anymore ...
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2answers
442 views

Why is my connection slow?

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with a Broadcom 1Gb onboard NIC. For some strange reason, when I access machines on our local network, the best I can get is around 125KB/s download speed. My laptop ...
9
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7answers
288 views

Positive effects of a OS re-install

I have a slow computer, and I can uninstall unused applications, empty the cookies, scrub the registry, do a disk cleanup, and do a defrag, but it is still just kind of slow. If I do a Windows ...
8
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4answers
4k views

Why Windows right-click new is so slow?

Why most Microsoft Windows systems have a slow right-click context menu new option? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, right-click in any blank space inside a window and choose new ...