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

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Kernel boot time detailed analysis like Systemd

Is there something less verbose, more like a chart that turns easier to figure modules and Kernel load on boot? I've tried old bootchart but it kernel panicked. If not, dmesg is the only choice? Not ...
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Excel 2013 INDEX/MATCH vs. SUMIFS efficiency for looking up values with multiple parameters

Often times I find that I need to look up a value from a table using multiple parameters. For example, in this table I have two columns containing two levels of categories (e.g. the category "Food" ...
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Connection speed switches automatically from 1 Gbps to 100 Mbps

So I have an intenet connection that lets me use 600Mbs initially when I plug in my ethernet cable I can see 1 Gbps connection speed (in ethernet status window). The issue is that I can see that every ...
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Why Is My Speed Showing Faster Than Max Speed

I am converting .mkv files to .mp4 files using handbrake. I understand that this program is a total resource hog, but it is the best one I have found that can batch convert. Regardless of all of ...
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Is my hard drive data transfer rate slow? If so, what can I do?

I got a new Dell laptop recently, with an i7 processor and 6GB RAM, with 2 320GB hard drives. I thought this machine would have a lot of horsepower, and in most respects it does. But I find it to be ...
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Why is my computer taking so long to copy from one drive to another?

I have two disk drives in my computer of about 120GB each. The 'C' drive has about 50Gb of data and the other drive (E) is almost empty. When I try and copy a large directory (65gb) from the 'C' drive ...
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Do harddrives slow down with age?

My (windows based) laptop is coming up to six years old now, and it still has semi respectable specs - Core 2 Duo 2.6ghz, 1gb Ram, 500gb HDD, 256mb ATI graphics card. Although the hardware is on its ...
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Does burning a DVD/CD slower help assure it will not have errors?

If I have 16x speed DVDs and I burn them at 12x or 8x speed, does this help assure the data burnt to the disc will not have errors/flaws?
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Virtual Machines + External Drives

I'm currently testing a setup with a Macbook Pro, using a VMWare Fusion Windows 7 VM from an external USB drive. The external drive is 7200rpm but is a tad slow. I would like to know if getting a ...
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Reallocation sector count

my hard drive is working (copying files) very slow, However from this drive to external hdd copying speed is fine, but reverse is slow. after full format and repartitioning drive, result is same. i ...
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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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How do I convert ms/line to ppm

I'm looking at buying a scanner with a document feeder. The feeder can feed in 30 ppm, but the scanner can only can at 12 ms/line. So how fast is the scanner scanning? Is having such a fast ...
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What is faster: Intel's Optane SSD or RAM?

Time ago here was a question about speed comparison between SSD and RAM. So, RAM was much faster. It's ok. But Intel announced huge speed update with Optane SSD's. So, and probably we should try to ...
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HTTP upload performance in various browsers and OSs

This is more a call for discussion rather than a question, I'd like to hear from others' experience with this: I've recently got my fiber upgraded to 300 Mbit upload (I actually get ~310) so I have ...
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How to tell if an empty PCI Express slot is 1.0, 2.0 etc? (general test, or enquiry command, not refer to spec)

Is it possible to run a test on an empty PCI Express slot to definitively determine that the slot is PCI Express 2.0 or not? My reason for asking is to see if I get the most out of USB3.0 with my ...
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Why Is My Powerline Adapter Not Giving Me My Download Speed

I recently bought a powerline adapter, the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter, to be exact. But can't get more than 2MBps while downloading anything, whether it be on Steam or just ...
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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. I'...
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Auslogics Boostspeed 8 review

Do any professional IT technicians have an opinion of Auslogics Boostspeed 8? http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed/ It was advertised on speedtest.net It is displaying as Severe some ...
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Updating Torrent Trackers Rules

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 same names, too? For example: if these ...
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Megaupload download speed inconsistency [closed]

When I start downloading a file the rate is 101kbps. 2 hours later it's 25.1 kbps. Why is it slowing down and reducing the download rate?
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How to use Apple Domain IP as Proxy

My ISP let me to browse at high speed (20 Mbps) under www.apple.com domain, even though I've reached my maximum quota. This because I subscribed to Apple Music, this is include services like Apps ...
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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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Maximizing speed of USB 2.0 clients on USB 3.0 hub

I need to connect 2 USB 2.0 cameras and one USB 3.0 SSD to a single USB 3.0 hub. I would like both of the cameras to run at 480 Mbps and the SSD to use the rest of the bandwidth. Is this possible? I ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 on old Windows 7 desktop? [closed]

I own an extremely old desktop PC, currently running Windows 7 32-bit, and I've noticed that it's been running significantly slower recently. I would like to know if upgrading to Windows 10 could ...
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Reading or writing with a 4 WD5000AADS drive RAID 5 array drops to 0 speed

Edit, 10/31: Crash-- complete system lockup. Booted computer, had strange lag for visiting ANY webpage in Chrome.. Figured that either a network problem existed, or Chrome could not write to disk ...
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Is green WD too slow (for a normal home computer)? Would it have less than a 10 MB/s read/write speeds? [closed]

There's a very good deal on a 5TB green WD that I intend to catch. However I hear that green WDs might be slower than other drives. I know that the RPM speed for green drives are is mentioned and is ...
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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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RAM writes faster than it reads

I've recently created a RAM-Disk on my MBP17" and tried to check the read/write speeds and everything seemed fine. So i did the same test on my MacPro3,1 and i noticed that my RAM (16GB) writes with ...
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My computer is extremely very very slow

I've bought a new computer. It is supposed to be a recent, last-generation PC (Apple imac 21,5" last generation, first model). The OS takes 2 minutes to load - 1 minute for the logon screen and 1 ...
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Why might write speed on NIC be fraction of read speed?

I have 2 servers (Windows 2008 R2) each with an x710-DA2 NIC, cross-connected by a 10Gbps wire. I can read a hard dive of one machine, from the other, at 250 MegaBytes/Sec, but the write speed is ...
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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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How can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Can the orientation of Hard Drives cause them to run slow?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge server with 6 2TB drives in a RAID6 that I use to run several VM's at home. I recently moved it from a temporary location to a more permanent location. While the new location ...
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PhraseExpress slow to enter text

I’m using the latest version of PharseExpress and fully updated Windows 10. The problem is that PhraseExpress types out the text in a relatively slow fashion (compared to when it just insert the ...
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Why are network speeds measured in Kbits/sec instead of KBytes/sec?

Why is network throughput measured in KBits/sec? It seems like it would make more sense to have it in KBytes/sec. You'd avoid angry users, and save a lot of headache converting between the two. Is it ...
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Should i install Windows on the fastest sequential drive or fastest random write drive?

I currently have 4 HDDs in my rig and i want to set it up in the most performant way. My fastest sequential write drive (2) can write at 85MB/s with 0.95MB/s random write speed. However my slowest ...
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Why is my WiFi file copy so slow?

I have shared a folder on my Debian 8 GNU/Linux PC using Samba network sharing service. The folder is on an external hard disk that is connected to the PC using an USB 3.0 cable. The PC is connected ...
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Looking for gadget (or anything else) to find true CPU speed in Win 7

I am looking for a gadget preferably, or any program, to tell me my true CPU speed in Win 7. I have a Xeon 3426. I am running the Intel Turbo Boost monitor gadget, but it's only going down to 1.87 ...
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Why does moving/deleting files “stall” on my PC?

My PC is Windows 10, 8GB RAM and a 2.8GHz processor. Basically, to give you an idea, whenever I drag any item onto the desktop or into a folder the file takes a long time to appear and I have to ...
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Optimal email configuration for fastest message delivery

In my line of work, I sometimes receive potential work assignments via email. These are broadcast emails to all approved vendors for this client. Whoever accepts the assignment first will get the ...
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Sempron 3500+ never clocking up (always at 800MHz)

According to CPUID CPU-Z and Windows Vista resource monitor the AMD Sempron 3500+ (1800MHz) in this Packard Bell Easynote SJ51 is never clocking higher than it's lowest speed. It's running at 52C so ...
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How to remove pppd speed limit

I haven't figured out any way to achieve more than 10M over a ppp0 link configured through pppd and the baud rate of the pts is 38400 (obviously being ignored) so it seems like somewhere in the ...
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why are AMD CPU's generally slower then comparable intel CPU's, despite being clocked higher? [closed]

Generally, AMD processors are slower then comparable Intel procesors, despite being clocked higher. A friends intel i7 is clocked at 3.2GHz, my AMD phenom is clocked at 3.4GHz. Both are quad cores, ...
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Increase efficiency of bash loop with awk

I have to write a fairly large text file(>300,000 lines) using text extracted from the second column of one file, then prepending and appending text to each line and finally writing it out to a new ...
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How to debug slow samba share by Nautilus?

I have Fedora 23 with Gnome 3 and Nautilus 3.18.5-1.fc23. I have troubles with SMB speeds by using Nautilus. It is about 4.4MB/s, while by any other methods (e.g. smbclient from terminal) I got 11MB/s ...
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Is an overhead of 1.5x typical for a HTTPS upload?

I use Chrome to upload files to my Google Drive account. Today, I had to upload a 2+ GB file and since uploading typically saturates bandwidth, I decided to install the free version of NetBalancer and ...
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Microsoft Access database processing slow even over fast network

A Microsoft Access database file has about 20 MB size and total of 4000 records in few tables. Does not look like a big deal. However, why this database has 3-5 times longer processing times when it ...
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VMWare Linux Ubuntu Gnome becoming increasingly slow

Some time ago I started to have speed problems in working with Qt/Qt Creator in Windows and after and unsuccesfull attempt to improve the situation, I decided to install and use a Linux Ubuntu virtual ...
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Speed up (not turn off) animations in windows 10?

Is there a way to increase the speed of all animations in Windows 10? I know you can disable it entirely through the System > Advanced Settings > Performance Settings > Visual Effects tab. ...
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Check website speed using Firebug

I was using the “Net” panel of Firebug to check my website speed. I have a timer on the server script and it only takes around 0.02 seconds, but dang is it slow to render the page (6 seconds). Then I ...