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The screen-size on the Yoga 2 laptop is much larger. Dxdiag shows : Display Mode: 3200 x 1800 (32 bit) (60Hz). As per your tests the Yoga 2 is blazingly fast when using the same resolutions, this is probably a hardware limitation on the performance of the embedded Intel HD Graphics 4400 card. Embedded video controllers are usually much slower than ...


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Yes, your assumptions are correct. Windows XP will only be able to access half the memory, but the mainboard won't care about this limitation (assuming it supports up to 8GB or more). The abstraction on how the memory is addressed or used happens (as far as I know) on the hardware level. As such it won't matter that Windows XP isn't capable of addressing ...


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The Core i5-460M has a default multiplier of 19. When using ThrottleStop on a first gen Core i CPU, you need to adjust the Set Multiplier value to one more than the default multiplier to request maximum Intel Turbo Boost. 19 + 1 = 20 T The maximum turbo boost multiplier for your CPU is 21 and that is exactly what ThrottleStop is showing in the FID ...


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You could use Process Explorer to debug Word when the problem happens : Right-click on winword.exe, choose Properties, and go to the Threads tab. Identify the thread that is using the CPU and click on it, then press the Stack button to see which system calls it is using. A detailed description of this procedure can be found in this answer. If you wish us ...


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Some ideas: Make sure your UEFI BIOS is at the latest version. Modern processors will slow down if they are running too hot. If your system is very dusty, dust it out, otherwise have it serviced to see if the CPU is properly installed in the system. Check your hard disk - SpeedFan, while it's primary purpose is reading the temperature sensors in your ...


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The performance lag of the SSD and CPU will be minimal, as the CPU will in all likelihood have Intel SpeedStep (or TurboBoost*), which will enable the CPU to effectively overclock itself to a higher rating (For example, my NetBooks Core i5 runs natively at 1.5GHz but will boost to 2.3GHz if need be.) As long as the CPU is at least a dual core (hopefully ...


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This is done by the kernel scheduler, when a process is scheduled to run, the time it is running is added to the total for that process. The scheduler chooses a process to run 100 to 1000 times per second, depending on the OS and the configuration. (This amount of time is the time slice.) A sleep(10) will use less than a microsecond of CPU time because it ...


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Try creating a new user and test if the same behavior applies to it. If so, then the issue might be hardware related, mostly random reads/writes. The best you can do is to defragment the HDD / secure erase the SSD (first back up using TrueImage or alike, then secure erase, then restore the backup). This does not guarantee fixing. If the new user has no ...


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I have an additional suggestion for tracking boot time. It is via Event 100 in Event viewer. Drill down this chain: Eventvwr -->Applications and Service Logs -->Microsoft -->Windows -->Diagnostics - performance -->Operational -->Event ID 100<-- Then double click on Event 100 which gives you this small window indicating the boot time. ...


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You may use Closure Compiler which is a minimization tool used to compress JS code even further than existing minimization tools. For further details, you may visit http://www.techstrikers.com/Javascript/javascript-tutorials.php


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I was also searching for the answer to this question. Just today I swapped an old full-size Belkin F5d7050 v3 USB 802.11g wifi adapter (Ralink RT2750W) for a cheap no-name nano 802.11n adapter (Ralink RT5370), fully expecting a worse signal. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the signal improved jumping from between 45% and 55% to between 65% and 75%. ...


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Thank you Scott Chamberlain for suggested the RAMMap application. I downloaded it and found that i had a 4GB driver lock. After taking some time to think what could be the reason for this, i revisited my Hyper-V and found i had a virtual CRM server with a dedicated 4GB allocated to it! Been running for 4 months without me realising!!


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While the System is quite likely to use whatever RAM you throw at it (after enough I/O), it does by far not need all of that. All usual Distributions of Linux are preconfigured to aggressivly use RAM as a disk cache if - and only if - it is not needed elsewhere: The head of the output of top will look something like Tasks: 407 total, 3 running, 404 ...



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