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

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Testing connection with a certain site

Although internet connection is fast enough (8 Mbps, wireless speedtest), I'm having trouble streaming radio from a certain site. Here's the peculiar thing: the stream seems to run smoothly on other ...
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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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After upgrading Lenovo 3000 N200 Intel T2330 to T9500 CPU Fan stays on High Always

After upgrading Lenovo 3000 N200 Intel T2330 to T9500 CPU Fan stays on High Always. Running a dual Boot with Windows XP & 7. Stays high on both never decreases & CPU not hot, why & how do ...
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Memory Access Times

Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask but I'm pretty stuck at this point. I've been searching all day and no one seems to have the information that I need. What I'm looking for are the ...
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Slow data transfer between two SATA III HDDs

Is 30 MBps (30 megabytes/sec) an acceptable data transfer speed for SATA III to SATA II copy? I'm copying data off one HDD into another. Both HDDs are Seagate ST3000DM001, one from 2012 and other ...
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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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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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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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Wireless speed drops significantly over time

Using my Acer Aspire 5750 at school my wireless connection speed will drop from around 4 Mbps to .30 Mbps. The speed will start out fine from startup and degrade over time. This happens only at ...
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Fireworks running slowly, objects disappearing from animation

I created a simple animation in Fireworks, but it apparently has disappeared. A small sphere which appears in the first frame (or state) is visible. Although it is supposed to start moving, it however ...
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Different RAM Speeds (Same Hardware)

I've got 4 DIMMs of RAM (GSkill Ripjaws), they are supposed to run at 1600Mhz. When I check the speeds, my BIOS tells me that slot 1&3 are running at 1600 and 2&4 at 1333. I tried to set it ...
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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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Where is my internet speed slowing down?

I got a 300/300 Fiber internet connection - but running a speedtest, i only can max on just below 100/100.. How can I find out where the speed is going, can I check or see if its my router or my pc, ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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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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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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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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Slow execution of linux service mtab.sh

I'm trying to speed up the boot time of my raspberry pi with raspbian. With the program bootchart (which makes a graph of the running time of the services at start up) I have seen that the mtab.sh ...
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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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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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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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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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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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calculate speed of transmission in binary system

File 8 GB was sent at the time of 5 hours. Calculate average speed of transmission in Mbps I know this way 8GB = 8192 MB 8192 MB = 65 536 Mb 5 h = 18 000 s 65 536 Mb / 18 000 s = 3,64 Mbps But ...
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New laptop's performance not very good. Is it defective or normal?

About a week ago I bought a new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 15 5548. It has an i7-5500U CPU @ 2.4 GHz, and 16GB of RAM. It was about $1000. I don't game or do anything very strenuous to the ...
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Mac OS 10.10.3 Dropbox 3.6.0 upload auto limit bandwidth no longer working

I've got 32gb of Ram and use Fios 50/50 Mbs up and down but lately when large files are uploading EVEN my mouse won't cooperate until I 'Pause' dropbox or throttle it way way down. This is new. What ...
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Switch to switch connection

4 servers with 8 Ethernet connections Will it affect Network speed if I Mount a 16 ports Gbit switch in rack and connect one Ethernet cable from that swith to main switch with 30 computers connected. ...
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Have to reboot router to make it work properly on specific devices

I have a Linksys router (WRT610N ver 2.0) that I never hard problem with in the last 2-3 years, until 2 days ago. Sometimes(often after a reboot or a wake up) my laptop wont connect at all, or connect ...
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Extreme speeds from a hard drive that shouldn't be this fast?

I have a Seagate 7200rpm drive and for some reason ATTO Disk Benchmark concludes that this drive is around 220 MB/s read and write. Isn't this unrealistic for a drive of this kind? ATTO displays the ...
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Network kBit/s drops to 0 intermittently

I am streaming live video to a server on my PC, now and again the video stream would freeze. When looking at the output from nload the network speed seems to drop to 0kBit/s for a second and then ...
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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 ...
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How to change playback speed steps in VLC Player?

I am using VLC player as my video and audio player on Ubuntu (14.04). In playback menu under speed item, I can choose Faster (fine) or Slower (fine) to speed up or down playback. But it changed speed ...
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About Connection Speed

I have this problem for months and I couldn't solve this. It's really weird problem for me. I have a cable modem NetMaster and additionally TP-Link Router (to extend wireless area). There are three ...
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How to enable lower CPU idle frequencies

Working with a a10-7850K, it just kicks off heat. In order to reduce power use and fan noise, how would I go about configuring a lower idle for the CPU? I know the host OS has a role in configuring ...
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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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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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How do I check my dropdowns and the corresponding vlookup quickly?

When I click into a dropdown in Excel I have a list of options that i can highlight through, but until I click the option the vlookup formula (which looks up the description and price) doesn't update. ...
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How can a torrent be downloaded faster than the speed of my Internet connection?

I have a 256 kbit/s connection and normally see download speeds around 30 kilobytes/second. However, sometimes when I download torrents the download speed shows as 1.1 MBps. How is this possible?
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USB transfers very slow (kB/s range only)

However When plugging my USB 2.0 flash drive into the USB 3.0 port of one of my laptops running W8 Im only getting around 2.5 kB/s! sometimes if its a larger transfer it will trail of to nothing at ...
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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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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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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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Internet download speed is lower than usual but surfing speed is fine

I have a 512 kbps connection. I should receive approx 60 kBps download speed. But from last 2-3 days I am getting only 20 kBps of download speed. But I don't see any difference in speed while ...
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How to persistently configure port speed / duplex on a Billion 7800[n] router?

I have been struggling for a while with port speed / duplex mismatches between a Billion 7800 and Cisco 2924. The basic problem with the Billion is that neither the web interface nor the available ...
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Speed up terminal. Disable Mac OS X background processes

I use my mac for programming. Cursor movement I strongly feel should be almost instantanious, on mac it isn't. (Vimtutor I now do in virtalbox to get fast cursor movement). Before I start to change ...
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Slow Download Speed only through wireless

I noticed my internet has been really slow for past week, so i did a speed test and got a 0.50 Mb/s download speed when my real speed is 6 Mb/s. I performed this test from my computer via wireless (my ...
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Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics?

Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics? I need to know if and what speed advantages you get with it over net.tcp and other ws-* bindings and if it is faster ...