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300Mbps Wireless router but extremely slow speed

I have this TP-Link TL-WR840N which claims to be a b/g/n 300Mbps wifi router connected to Wimax modem and to PC using 1 Gigabit port. when send or recieve files from other devices (android ...
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Fan speeds stay the same

My nvidia card always is at 28% fan speed. Why does this never change as the temperature goes up? Wouldn't that make it cooler, and thus, better? Is using software to increase that speed perfectly ...
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What is a 1GBps port speed?

I have a question about a way I can measure download speed of my server in my case. Basically I have a dedicated server at Namecheap and I purchased the 1GBps port speed. (Not to advertize). But when ...
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Testing symmetrical high-speed Internet connections

Is there a tool that I can use on a sever that will allow me to measure throughput for symmetrical circuits on a closed controled network to a select group of clients? If not how do I go about ...
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How would a broadband supplier “increase” the speed of slow internet?

I have a friend who recently got a cable broadband connection. The internet man told him, if you get slower than X mbps speed, just call me, and we will increase the speed. How does that work really? ...
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How are CPUs so freakin fast

I am going through a book on C and it said "Write a program that counts from 1 to 300 million, printing the number only if it is a multiple of 100 million. Use a stopwatch for fun to time the ...
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Does speed enhancement software actually work? [duplicate]

Here on the Internet, we see many ads promoting software products which can enhance your Internet speed. I wonder, how could this be? Imagine that you are using a 1 Mbps Internet connection, and the ...
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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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analyizing why wifi / internet connection is slow

We've got around 10mb download internet which we connect to over wifi, we have about 8 machines / devices connected at any one time. The internet speed ranges from ok to bad depending when you use it. ...
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Gnu Emacs on Windows 7 very slow when VPN connection is used

I'm using Gnu emasc 24.3 on Windows 7 and normally I don't have any problems with speed/responsiveness. I'm launching Emacs with the runemacs.exe However, when I am travelling and try to connect to ...
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Do certain laptops, say Macbooks, have significantly better hardware buses than others?

Many modern laptops do not allow one to change the memory banks, as they are welded in, especially ultrabooks and Macbooks seem to have this 'feature'. I've heard that sometimes this idea is ...
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Slow internet only on my mac - same ethernet gets 100mbs on other laptop

Wondering if someone could help me diagnose a network problem. My Macbook pro running OSX seems to have a connection bottleneck. I have 100mbs on my other laptop but when I take the same Ethernet ...
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How do modern smartphones compare to Apollo mission computers? [closed]

I saw an article some time ago that compared smartphones to the computers that had put mankind on the moon. I can't remember the exact comparison and I can't find an accurate comparison online, as ...
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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Router slowing down to a crawl

Recently I upgraded my 2Mbps ADSL connection to a 6Mbps ADSL2+. Ever since this has been happening: After a router reset, the connection from modem to router is at a speed of 6Mbps for around 15 ...
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How to give 100 percent CPU usage to a process

(windows 8.1 machine with i3) Is it possible to put a process using 100% of my CPU? I have a rather "slow poke" CPU and after a while working with an application, it gets really slow. I'm wondering ...
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Windows 7 download speed slow through router

I am using Windows 7. When I plug in the Internet connection directly to windows 7, its download speed can get up to 60Mbps. However, when I connect Windows 7 through my Linksys Router, the download ...
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What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
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Internet speed is 512 kbps but it gives only 60kbps speed

My internet speed is about 50-60 kbps but on company plan and there website it shows that Internet speed provided is 512 kbps can anyone explain this?
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Poor wireless performance after WiFi printer intstall & uninstall

A few weeks back I installed a Canon WiFi printer, which caused all manner of issues with my laptop's COM ports (see - Cannot Delete Unwanted COM ports - Windows 7). Unfortunately by the time I ...
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My internet connection is running incredibly slowly

I should be getting 5.0Mbps, but instead I'm getting around 0.65Mbps. Something's wrong here.. any suggestions to fix it would be helpful. Interestingly, it's only download speeds which are ...
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Data transfer speed in between two routers

I have two routers (bridged) setup at home to cover both ends of the house. The two routers is connected through power line. While the speed is acceptable for general use (browsing, emailing etc) but ...
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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Router and Modem “argument”

I have a Cisco EA4500 wireless router and a Ubee wired modem from Time Warner. Now I have nice speed when everything is alright, but when say a friend comes over the router connects to his phone and ...
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Two 2TB drives, why is dd is almost 8 times faster erasing one?

I have two 2TB drives: /dev/sde WCD WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 Firmware revision 80.00A80 (new consumer-grade WD Green series) /dev/sdf WCD WD2002FYPS-01U1B1 Firmware revision 04.05G05 (old pro-grade server ...
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What does PCI (not PCI-E) bus speed of 66MHz really mean?

According to this article , the bus is the circuit that connects the motherboard . The faster the speed of the bus , the quicker data can be transferred . Bus speed is measured in MHz (Mega Hertz) and ...
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Updating Torrent Trackers Rules

Hello to all the community. Question: If I Have A Couple Of Torrents That Have The Same Contents , and I Want to Update it's Trackers, is it necessary for these Torrents(contents) to Have The Exact ...
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How to remove unneeded features and extras on Windows 7? [duplicate]

My laptop came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I can't change the OS on laptop, but Windows 7 Ultimate is much of an overhead for the computer and my intended use as well. Is there a way to ...
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IPCONFIG /registerdns on Windows increases Download Speed momentarily

I'm downloading a large video file, and it is downloading somewhere in the rage of 50-75 KB/s. I wanted to try and speed up the process, so - not really expecting anything - I flushed the dns cache ...
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RAM clock is incorrect

First time posting just built my first rig. I am having trouble though over clocking. This is my MOBO and CPU MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz I have this RAM TEAM ...
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Want to Control my Internet Speed [closed]

I want to control my bandwidth. Is there any way to control my Internet speed? I just want control my net speed. Please suggest any type of software or manual setting on Windows 7. Thanks in advance.
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RAM Quantity vs Speed [closed]

I'm looking to buy some new DDR3 ram for my computer and I have 4 slots on my motherboard with a maximum size of 32GB. In terms of speed, is it better to get 4 8GB ram modules or to get 4 2GB? Or a ...
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What are fast ways to switch between text styles (font, size, etc) in Microsoft Word or other word processing software?

Many times I need to switch back and forth between 2-3 different styles when writing a document. I dislike needing to manually click to change the style in the user interface and would like to use a ...
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How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed ...
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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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Deliberately throttle network file transfer speed (Windows Explorer)

I want to transfer a large amount of data between Sydney and Perth (opposite sides of Australia), using Windows Explorer, and network drives, in a Windows Server terminal services session. I don't ...
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Why is Windows 7 running slowly in VirtualBox?

I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and ...
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eSata as network cable

Is it possible to use eSata as a network cable? More specifically I would like to get they highest possible throughput between between 2 computers and was wondering if I could use as a way to ...
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Slow copying files from Linksys EA6700

Copying files to the external hard disk of the Linksys EA6700 WLAN router via LAN is about 3 MB/s, but copying it back via LAN is only 250 kb/s. One file, file size ~ 10 MB. It doesn't matter which of ...
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Software/Ways to help computer run at optimal speed? [closed]

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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Which leads to faster browsing, an ad blocker or an edited hosts file?

I recently came across the MVPS hosts file and became fascinated with the concept of blocking ads upstream from your browser. I don't know much about how quickly adblockers work, nor how quickly the ...
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Why do I have to set the “Speed and Duplex” setting to connect faster to my LAN?

My LAN originally took about 3-5 minutes to achieve Internet connectivity. This was way too long for me, so I found this fix which basically said: In advanced settings of network adapter, for ...
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teamviewer display is slow to refresh

I'm using teamviewer from time to time to connect my portable computer with my desktop computer when I need to check on something (personal use). One of the main things I've been noticing is that it ...
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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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Does decreasing transmit power of wireless router decrease the bandwidth?

I have a very simple wireless router (without a lot of settings to change). I want to limit the speed for the devices that connect directly to my router via WiFi -- so that my PC which is connected to ...
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Difference in RAM speeds

I have read that there is a speed difference between 1066 and 1600 DDR3 RAM, but is it significant? I'm building a computer for resale, and will having 1066 MHz RAM in it be a negative? I could ...
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SSD/HDD not exceeding 120 MB/s

SO here is the situation: First this was my old PC, it had a 2x 1TB RAID 0 and a Corsair Force 3 SSD in it. This were the old speeds, measured by HDTune Pro. 2x 1TB RAID 0: Corsair Force 3 SSD ...
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USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0 for external Hard disks drives

I considered buying this HD USB 3.0. If the writing/reading speed of a HDD is, about, a hundred megabytes per second, it is worth it spending 15€ more for the transfer speed? Isn't it limited by the ...
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Wireless Router - Losing Connection, Very Low Speeds - Cause?? Test Results

Looking for answers to an ongoing problem with wireless internet through Time Warner (TWC). There have been 5 technicians out and they can't figure it out. I found a link on this forum suggesting ...
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Speed test results always the same? [closed]

So i'm trying to measure my internet speed to see if i get the speed where i'm paying for. I read that with a direct connection to your modem you get a closer measure of your promised internet speed. ...