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

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Larger capacity of HDD means it is slow? [duplicate]

1Tb HDD is slower than 500GB if the other parameters are equal? Actually what parameters define the speed of HDDs?
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Does Unix grep work faster with long or short search terms?

Is it faster to look for long or short search terms? Or does it affect speed at all? In other words, should you make search terms as exact as possible? There are more than 100 000 files and each file ...
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Is there a way to prioritize network speeds on networked applications?

Just as there is "high priority, normal priority etc" or "niceness" for cpu time, is there a way to do something like this for a network card/internet? For example If I am downloading a file from my ...
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How to control fans rpm manually on Intel DP43BF motherboard

Wonder of how can I manipulate fans' rpm on Intel BP43BF motherboard manually? I've found in Bios only setting to disable automatic fan speed manipulation, but there isn't any way to set rpm speed. ...
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UTP Cat-6 low speeds

I've got a UTP Cat-6 ethernet installation with a Linux server in one end, my PC in the other and three gigabit switches in between. Recently I changed the cable from a normal Cat-5 to an UTP Cat-6, ...
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How do I lower Chrome's memory usage? [duplicate]

Chrome is fast and all, but seriously? I only have 3 regular tabs open and the settings tab. I'd trade a little speed for some RAM. How can I make Chrome use less memory? Update The about memory ...
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All fans spinning at maximum speed with Linux

I installed Fedora 18 on my desktop computer and I've got an issue. All the fans are all the time spinning at maximum speed. Like, you know, when my computer boots they are too, which is normal ...
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Over gigabit connection, Teracopy does 31MB/s, but Windows 8 does it at ~109MB per second?

I got my brain-melting first taste of Gigabit networking today, between my 2011 MacMini and Windows 8 Pro desktop connected via Cat.5e to Linksys WRT320N(sporting dd-WRT). After making sure that the ...
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How come writing varying file sizes results in varying speeds? [duplicate]

Here is some output from the dd command: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test.file bs=10M count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 records out 10485760 bytes (10 MB) copied, 0.130214 s, 80.5 MB/s $ dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Why DVD writers only have 24x write speed? [closed]

I remember CD writers get's twice the speed, now it seems DVD writers can only do up to 24x write speed if internal, and just 8x if it's a portable writer. It's been years since and it seems stuck on ...
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Why one torrent slow and others fast?

I've noticed that torrents with a lot of seeds are downloaded with the slow speed (10-50 Kb/s). Why does it happen? For example, I'm downloading 3 torrents with uTorrent 3.3: Seeds: 17 of 168 (512 ...
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Bash Fastest Way to Rewrite Screen

I am using bash on Mac OS X as well as Lubuntu. One of the annoying things about when I make console applications is that clear will add a whole (x-number) of lines to the console. And then I ...
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SATA3 6Gb/s HDD vs SSD [closed]

So I know a SATA3 handles a maximum speed of about 750MB. But when comparing this HDD and this SSD, what would be the difference in terms of read/write speed. Won't they both be using the SATA3 busing ...
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Are these two RAM chips compatible together? [closed]

I have Kigston KVR1333D3N9/2G in the motherboard already. I wish to add G Skill [ Ripjaws ] F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL (4Gx1) Question is, will these two chips work together? Please guys, I need help. ...
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How to measure actual USB3 port speed?

Not all USB3 ports are created equal. I have a friend who develops embedded hardware that interfaces with USB chipsets. He told me that most USB chipsets that are slightly faster than USB2 (480 ...
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Very slow old notebook laptop- wiping and reinstalling does not help - suggestions? [closed]

So I have an old very small Sharp notebook laptop which is unusably slow. I thought wiping everything and reinstalling windows xp which was originally on it would help but it did not. Only DOS runs ...
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Different Internet Speeds [closed]

My family has an internet plan that is very old. We don't have the newer plans that have really fast internet speeds. Usually my download speeds are at 90 kb/sec. The highest download speeds that I ...
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Router speed not matching my ISP speed

My ISP recently upgraded me to 150 mbps, I can only get close to this if I wire directly from the modem to my computer. If I wire through my router it maxes at 55, the router model is Linksys E1550, ...
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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 ...
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How does clock speed influence processing speed? [duplicate]

How is AMD able to market it's microprocessors mentioning clock speed as less as possible? How does clock speed influence FLOPS? Which one should I check first, when I'm a cpu or graphics card, FLOPS ...
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speed python script on command line vs launched in IDLE shell

I noticed several times that a simple python script (with some straightforward algebraic computation in a loop) runs considerably faster (up to a factor 6) when launched on a shell command line as ...
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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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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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Low SSD performance

I have created 2 new volumes on the SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 256GB) from the previous OS installation before re-installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it. After installation of: Windows, all the latest ...
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Is there a way to track internet connection speed?

Is there a utility program for tracking internet connection speeds? The program would test internet upload and download speeds periodically (e.g. once every hour) and record the results.
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Memory Speed dependent on CPU

Is memory performance dependent on the cpu speed, NB, HT, or bus speed? Will a faster CPU yield better memory performance (for example in windows experience index).
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High CPU usage when rendering DVD movie in Pinnacle

I'm running Windows 7 Quad Core 4100. When rendering a DVD movie in Pinnacle 16 I get a pop up message of High CPU usage. According to Task Manager it's running in the high 90 percent and has stopped ...
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Slower cpu (pstate) = slower ram performance?

I noticed that if I lower my CPU clock speed via P-states/SpeedStep, my RAM slows down. However, through CPU-Z, my HT link, which is what connects my CPU to the memory, is still running at the same ...
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USB 3 stick in USB 2 port

If I plug a USB 3 stick (with 20/60MBps write/read speed) into a USB 2 port is it possible to get this speed (because USB 2 should be able to get 480Mbps = 60MBps)? I would assume that this speed ...
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How to speed up windows7 when hard drive is corrupted?

I have installed windows7 home basic with 300 GB SATA hard drive. It is very slow in booting and also running slow. Is there any way to check if hard drive is corrupted? and if so how to recover it ...
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Why is HDD in a DVD-ROM slot slower on Lenovo 3000 laptop?

So I'm about to upgrade my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100, 0768-49G), got my SATA HDD caddy for the DVD-ROM slot, but whenever I'm putting an HDD or SSD into it, the read speed falls to only 30 MByte/s, ...
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How to resolve the speed and video streaming issue in google chrome

I have got latest chrome installed in windows platform. The youtube videos are not coming properly, There is voice distortion and the pages are loading bit slow. scrolling is not smooth and It will ...
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Cat file to terminal at particular speed of lines per second

I'm lazy and I could write a script to do this, but I'm even too lazy to think of how to do it. I often do things like : cris$ python runexperiment.py > output.txt cris$ cat output.txt ...
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Which direction should I transfer my files? USB 2.0 to 3.0 or vise-versa?

I have a USB 2.0 enclosure and a USB 3.0 enclosure. I want to transfer large files from one to the other very often. Should I put the source drive in the 3.0, or the 2.0? Theoretically, IF each ...
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High speed, but longer ping times?

Running an internet speed test on my mobile phone indicates that I get a much faster download speed than my ISP broadband connection (yes, that's how bad my "broadband" is). However the ping is far ...
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Upload speed needed to Skype in 720p

I want to buy an HD web camera to Skype with family and friends. My current laptop cam is terrible, but I want to make sure that before I buy a new cam my connection can handle it. So - what is the ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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Setting up profile for Aer V3 for Fan Control by Pherein TO SPEED up the fan

It is really hard to gain control above the fan speed in laptop. I have Acer V3-571G i-3110,Nvidia 630GT. I want to speed up a fan. Program: http://www.ratedsearch.net/rated-file/rs5ef9b4f8hfi0# ...
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How to control fan speed on Acer V3-571G

Speed fan, Gpu Tweaker any many more do not detect any fans on my laptop. How can I gain control above them? My computer is getting warm really fast and I would like to do something about that. Acer ...
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What benefits come from 16GB of RAM in 4*4GB format as opposed to 1*16GB format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have four times 2 GB or two times 4 GB of RAM? If I had two different RAM setups... both from the same company, same cas latency, same motherboards, ...
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Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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Fast access to shared folder

Very often I need to access shared folder in another PC using Far Manager. To go via ALT+F1>>network takes too long, because it scans whole network. What is the faster way of doing that?
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Lenovo N100 and Samsung SSD 830, shouldn't this go faster than 100MB/s?

I recently upgrated my Lenovo N100 0768 with a Samsung SSD 830 - specified to support 520 MB/s read and 320MB/s write. However, having only SATA1 with max. of 150MB/s speed, it has to run in a slower ...
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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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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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Terrible write speeds with Z77 Intel 510 RAID 0

I just bought an Asus P8Z77-V Pro board today, connected my old Intel 510's in RAID 0 mode on the Intel controller and installed Windows 7. I'm gettings read speeds of around 900mb/s, but the writes ...
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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Windows 7 hangs on simple explorer tasks, even task manager freezes

I'm currently on a Toshiba Satellite with i7 processor. It fas worked fine so far until one day it has slowed down to a crippling speed. Many simple tasks like searching, showing the popup of the ...
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Mouse cursor SPEED in Ubuntu

Is there any way to change the speed of your mouse cursor in Ubuntu? (Please read the entire post before answering or marking this as duplicate...) I know about the menu in System Settings > Mouse ...
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Slow browsing but fast torrent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download I know this has been already asked, but still I can't fix this. Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast ...