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

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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 ...
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Could it make sense to opt for a slower HDD? [closed]

I'm about to build a PC for the first time. I'm planning to use an SSD for the operating system / critical applications, and a HDD for the rest. One of the main things I plan to use the system for is ...
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Why is there a huge difference between bandwidth and download speed? [closed]

I'm using a broadband connection of bandwidth 1Mbps(the online speed check confirms this). But the download speed doesn't exceed 110kbps. Now, when I'm talking of kbps, I'm talking of kbps ...
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ATI / AMD HIS HD 7870 Graphics card fan speed below 16% / 20% 26%

I bought a AMD / ATI HIS HD 7870 to replace my old HD 4870. I noticed that the fan speed does not scale with the temperature: The fan speed does not get below 28% (read from catalyst / automatic fan ...
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Do systems perform better with matches memory sizes?

In each generation of hardware, the rules change. I was under the impression that the last generation of intel processors were using two banks of memory, and that you would get significantly better ...
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windows is unresponsive but works well in safe mode

I was installing a few utility apps and things when my laptop running windows 7 stopped responding. I tried to reboot and still very unresponsive... the mouse moves but i am unable to click on icons ...
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Do different operating systems have different read and write speeds? [closed]

If I have two different operating systems, such as Windows 8 and Ubuntu, running on the same hardware, will the two operating systems have different read and write speeds? My guess is that there ...
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Enabling super speed on USB 3 ports

I finally bought a USB 3 handy drive, hoping to take advantage of the speed of the USB 3 ports of my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5520). The USB port is USB3 (blue inside). The Handy drive is a ...
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How can I increase mouse cursor speed?

I'm using a Dell Branded Mouse in my Windows7 64bit Operating System. I've Increased the pointer speed to full from control panel but it nevertheless seems to be slow enough to work with. Could ...
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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 ...
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Change the speed of USB ports

I'm working with a custom made board that isn't USB 2.0 compliant. I was suggested by the manufacturer of the board to change my USB ports to "low speed mode" as I see frequent disconnects with the ...
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Web connection speed issue

I encounter a strange issue with my web (wireless) connection on my laptop (Ubuntu 11.10) I'm able to have 540kbps (down) on all computers in my house (including laptop at the same distance from the ...
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Windows 7x64 Using Too Much RAM and Slowing Down

I have been trying to figure out why this is happening to me. I have about 190+ processes running on my computer at any given point in time. Since I see a lot of people running like 20-30 at a given ...
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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 ...
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How to trade off amount of RAM vs RAM speed? [duplicate]

I have an HTPC running Ubuntu 12.04. I've got a low-power AMD Sempron 140 CPU and 1GB of DDR2 800 RAM. For playing video and so on, it's great, but it's a little slow when it comes to stuff like web ...
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low usb speed file transfer using KVM host CentOs

i'm using qemu-kvm(1.1.1) to run a Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Machine. The host machine is running CentOs 6.3. I'm exporting a USB 2.0 Hdd device to the VM using USB-redirection with spice channel. So ...
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Do I get benefits of a gigabit switch with 100 Mbps modem?

We have an ADSL modem which has four 100 Mbps ports. In one of them we have a 20 port 100 Mbps switch where all the networking devices are currently connected. If I buy a gigabit switch and connect it ...
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How can I slow down the framerate of a Flash game?

I am trying to play an Adobe Flash game in my browser. The only problem is that it is too fast for me. I know it would be "cheating", but I would enjoy the game more if I could play it at a slower ...
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What could cause a disk read speed of ~5MB/s? [closed]

My harddisk seems to have a very low read speed of only ~5MB/s. [root ~]# hdparm -t /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 14 MB in 3.02 seconds = 4.63 MB/sec Also, after going into ...
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Disk-to-disk copying speed

If a computer has two different physical internal hard-drives, whether a desktop, or a laptop that has a primary hard-disk and another internal drive connected say in place of the CDROM, would it be ...
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Which has a faster data transfer rate? WIFI (tablet or cell phone, not LTE) or MicroSD (Class 10)? [closed]

Which of the two methods of dta transfer trasfers data at a faster rate for smartphones and tablets? Standard Wi-Fi, or MicroSD Cards? I wonder if it would be actually faster to access data on ...
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local network speed on wrt54gl

I have a bit of a problem that needs some explanation or advice on how to improve if possible. My setup is the following: [Interwebz]==cable==[CABLE MODEM]==cat5==[WRT54GL]==2 PCs Linksys WRT54GL ...
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What is the fastest RAID in practise? [closed]

I'm going to be rebuilding my server, and I want much faster access to my data. I've used RAID 1 and 0 in the past, and decided upon RAID 10 (dedicated RAID card). Then someone told me to use RAID ...
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Does VPN encryption consume traffic?

I noticed when i run streams that it's bitrate is close to my max Internet speed it lags a lot when using VPN but run smoothly without VPN. Bandwidth monitor programs shows that the speed through the ...
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What speed are Wi-Fi management and control frames sent at?

There are a bunch of different 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, e.g. 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n etc. that all support different speeds. Wi-Fi frames are generally categorised as one of the following: ...
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Does laptop speed increase with 1 more GB of RAM? [closed]

Hey I have a HP Pavilion DV6500 laptop running windows vista. It only has 2 sticks of 512Mb which is only 1 GB. I am wondering how much faster will it be if I swap those for 2 sticks of 1GB each?
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Computer starts up slower even though I checked which programs are launched [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose slow booting or logon in Windows 7? When I log into my computer it takes longer for all the background programs to finish loading than it used to. I ...
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Very slow computer; strange console messages

I have an iMac running OS X and since yesterday my processor has been working hard for no particular reason. The computer hangs for a few minutes, then I can work again, then it hangs, etc. Here are ...
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How are advertised internet speeds calculated? [closed]

I've always found that the real speed of internet service never comes close to what is advertised. For example, I'm currently using the basic plan from Time Warner Cable in North Carolina, which ...
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HDD is very slow after voltage drop

The HDD is Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160 Gbytes Model ST3160023A. Of course it is not SATA. I once connected it to the USB via special adapter IDE-to-USB, and a separate power unit. The voltage drop ...
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my file download speed is 180-200kbps but speedtest is showing 1.7mbps and i am subsribed to 2mbps pack?

i'm from Malaysia. I am subscribed to 2mbps pack from my country's ISP. But all i get is only 200kbps when download files from the internet, when i test my speed on speedtest.com , it shows me ...
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Does it make sense to put your operating system on a SD card?

A friend suggested putting the whole operating system on a SD card, arguing that access time delays where much shorter than a regular hard drive, which needs to spin up first. Wikipedia, however, ...
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Why is linux boot sequence in sh and not in c

I have an embedded device which runs linux. I'm trying to speed up the boot sequence. Would rewriting large parts of the boot sequence in C speed up a lot? for example I have a lot of scripts which ...
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When caps lock is pressed, space bar returns underscore

Basically, what I'm looking for is: when CapsLock is on I want Space to return _ and I want Shift + Space to return . Detail: This is kind of a continuation of this question I asked about the ...
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Remapping SHIFT + SPACE to an underscore (_)

I found this question and was so excited when I found out I could remap my whole keyboard with a really simple Microsoft product called Keyboard Layout Creator. My problem: Keyboard Layout Creator ...
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Why is ADSL speed dependent on location? [closed]

Why does my ADSL connection only reach 1Mbps when my neighbours just a few blocks away reach 3Mbps with the same provider? Someone suggested that it's likely that the local exchange is ...
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Why is downloading over USB so slow?

Why does downloading to flash memory over USB seem to be disastrously slower than to the hard drive? I was downloading a file from rapidshare.com using the Firefox addon DownThemAll. First I tried ...
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How to detect if a hard drive is in PIO or DMA from command-line, or programmatically?

I work for a company that has many machines around the world in the possession of customers that we need to get continuous diagnostics from. One of the issues is occasionally the hard drives of ...
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Ubuntu, Cable modem via USB, limited speed?

At first sorry for my english, I hope you will understand me. I have a Ubuntu 11.04 box. There is a cable modem (motorola sbg900) plugged in via USB. My bandwidth should be 8mbit download and 0,7mbit ...
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gigabit vs T100 router internet speed

i understand that data send/receive among networked computers would be faster on a gigabit router but would there be a speed increase for internet connection? would it make a difference for a program ...
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Vertex 2 SSD is running faster than my Vertex 3 SSD?

I used Acronis Disk Director to do a direct clone of my C:\ windows 7 x64 drive from my Vertex 2 to my new Vertex 3 SSD (Just to show the drive software winstall everything is identical.) I ran a ...
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Micro SDHC class 10 + adapter

I have bought a micro sdhc 32gb class 10 but my camera only accept std sd card, so i would like to know if the adapter will keep the same speed of the card, or there is some kind of class too. Thanks ...
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To speed up firefox, is disabling unwanted add-ons enough or should I remove them completely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do disabled Firefox extensions make Firefox slower? In case 'it depends on the type of extension': Ones in my disabled list include DownThemAll, DownloadHelper, DivX ...
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Possible cause(s) of slow transfer on home network?

I have the following home network setup: ZyXEL P-2602HW-D1A Router Ubuntu 10.04 Server: Ethernet card 100Mbps, directly connected to router Configured with SFTP server Windows XP Professional SP3: ...
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How can I make wireless transfers faster on a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT54G plugged into the cable modem, and a 2nd wireless router, an old D-Link plugged into that. Both wireless routers work, but if I connect wirelessly to the Linksys router I get ...
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WLAN N connection not full speed, W7

Well i have a problem, im not sure what to do, i have 65mbps connection , and i connect to my PC with WLAN N , with a dual band Linksys wireless N, my internet router that my ISP gave me to me is ...
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Speed-up uTorrent when PC is idle?

Is it possible that uTorrent will use its max speed when there is no other internet activity in the PC? For example, if I'm using Firefox, uTorrent should be limited or have low priority for internet ...
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RAM: 1333 4x4GB cas7 vs 1333 2x8gb cas9

Reading around, i know that the cas7 1333s will time faster of course... however, when more ram stix are involved, there may be a delay in read times. Can someone explain which setup would end up ...
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Which is faster/easier, SFTP or FTP + VPN? [closed]

I'm involved in a data warehousing project for which our clients need to be able to upload large files to our server. Our main concern is speed, since we're expecting to get several TB worth of data ...
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What does MB/s stand for in HDD access speed?

In relation to the hard drive access speed, what does MB/s stand for -- is it Mega Bit per second or Mega Bytes per second?