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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 ...
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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 ...