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i7 (first-gen) running memory on 1066Mhz vs 1600Mhz - any performance loss?

I tried to read about this, like what is the actual difference, but I could not find any benchmarks or helpful posts. Most of them are simple placebo effects, like "oh my god the 1600mhz module made ...
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Is there a reliable way to tell how much time is I/O

I am timing some code and I would like to tell how much of the time taken is due to reading the data in from disk. I don't believe the result that time gives me. For example, I have a 1.3GB file and ...
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Last time turned on and for how long

Is there a way to know when and for how long a computer has been turned on? And to show an history of the last sessions?
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Is it possible to accurately time the reception of serial characters?

I want to accurately (like - microseconds or better) determine the arrival time of serial characters under Windows (XP). I can measure time accurately using the CPU hardware counter easy enough, ...
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Can changing the date on your computer extend the use of a trial period? [closed]

I've heard that changing the date on your computer can extend the use of a trial for software X. The idea being that you have a limited license on some software local to the computer. Say Software ...
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Start multiple animation sequences simultaneously in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint 2010 and trying to create an animation. In one of my slides, I've different objects with different paths. I'm trying to run all of them at once (not one after another). I know ...
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Timing a DNS lookup

I am trying to time DNS resolutions on a Windows 7 machine. I have downloaded the "DIG" tool for windows, but there is no inherent timing available. The other thing i have is powershell, im unable to ...
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Calculating DRAM Timing Parameters from Latency

Let's say that we're looking at a DRAM with typical timing parameters (those of interest are listed below) with read and write latencies of ~20-50 nanoseconds. How would one go about changing the ...
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Measuring reaction time — ensuring accuracy of data

I intend to write a program that will measure reaction time. I'm not sure yet about the programming language I'll use. The program will be used as part of a psychology experiment. Ideally, I'd like ...
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Is there a way to get processor details without using information from bios?

With Linux, is there a way to retrieve the processor model without taking information from bios? I don't know which processor is really mounted. I want to set up the right processor timing, but I ...
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Linux: Typical amount time before kill after term?

In linux for a typical reboot/restart what is the standard amount of time given for a process to shutdown once given the term signal before the system kills it?
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retrieve back porch (horizontal and vertical) in windows xp

I need to retrieve specific timing properties from with windows XP modeline to use it in my ubuntu xorg.conf file I need these properties: Horiz Front Porch, Vert Front Porch, Horiz Back Porch, ...
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Simple Linux tool for timing an http request in milliseconds

I'm looking for a simple tool or built-in command that will allow me to measure with millisecond accuracy the time it takes to fetch a remote web page from a given URL.
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Does SIW report maximum or optimal RAM timings?

I ran SIW on my PC and, under the memory info for my PC, it reports my mobo supports "DRAM frequency 532.1 MHz" and the timing says "7-7-7-20" Does this mean these are the max timings it supports, or ...
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MythTV audio/video out of sync (audio ahead ~500ms) since upgrade to lucid

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, and mythtv now has an audio/video sync issue. Specifically, the audio is consistently about half a second ahead of the video. This is a playback issue, rather ...
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Timing GPG's Encryption

As part of a college assignment, I must time how long it takes GPG to encrypt a large file. However, I'm not sure how to go about it. A stop watch wouldn't be very accurate! Thanks. P.S. By helping ...
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Random lockups with my new build

I have been having random lockups with my new build. The game will lock up, then the monitor refreshes and it goes back to normal... Lowering the graphic settings helped significantly in WoW, but now ...
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Run a script in Linux for a specified amount of time before stopping and restarting

Possibly related to this previous question, I would like to be able to run a task for a specified amount of time, then stop/kill it, then start it again. Specifically, I run the Folding@Home ...
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Is there a way to get the system boot time?

After you reboot and the system is all loaded up, is there a place that stores the system boot time; meaning the total time it took for the system to boot back up. I would like to compare different ...
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MEMTest86 showing wrong timings and frequency

HI! Is it ok that memtest86 is showing the wrong RAM timing? I have it set at 5-5-5-18 in my bios but is showing 8-5-5-18. Does this mean thats what win7 is seeing/using? Also its says its at 400 mhz ...
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Why are there different clockspeeds and timings on RAM?

I don't consider myself a novice when it comes to building computers or computer hardware in general, but I've never taken the time to fully understand RAM. Can somebody tell me why there is a need ...