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Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO

Problem After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional, there seem to be a few disturbing problems. When I have the Task Manager open, I sometimes notice the disk usage climbing to 50, ...
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Calculating Utilization in a Stop-And-Wait Protocol

So theres this question in my book and it doesn't state exactly how to go about actually calculating utilization anywhere, and i'm not being able to find any substantial information regarding ...
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Probook 4520s CPU hangs at 100% and 199MHz? any ideas

This issue is always resolved after a restart, but happens randomly. I tried adjusting minimum processor power state from power management, however issue still persists.
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Does a Windows service priority change really allocate so more CPU utilization for that service?

As a test, I wanted to see if a program installs faster when I set the priority of the setup.exe & msiexec.exe to realtime. I did not really see any significant changes in the installation process ...
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Spurious high disk IOrate alerts from remote server

I have a server running on linode. The server is a headless Ubuntu 10.0.4 64 bit installation. I have recently started getting high disk I/O alerts from the server. As far as I know, nothing much has ...
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Disk utilization 100%, no read or write

Our disks on one of our servers are showing 100% utilization but no read or write. here is the output of iostat -xc 1 and errors on syslog https://gist.github.com/4110533 status info from raid card ...
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How to get CPU %user %system in FreeBSD without using top?

Is there any other FreeBSD command besides "top" which can be used to get the following values? CPU: % user, % nice, % system, % interrupt, % idle My problem to be specific is ...
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CPU and HD degradation on sourced based Linux distribution

I was wondering for a long time if source based Linux distributions, like Gentoo or Funtoo are "destroying" your system faster than binary ones (like Fedora or Debian). I'm talking about CPU and hard ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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Force an application to use 90% of the cpu, mac

a software that I downloaded is kinda running slow and I guess it could run a bit faster, so I wondered: Can you force an application to use 90% of the cpu (90% not 100% {leave 10% for other stuff})? ...