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Designing a processor to deliver high performance is far more than just increasing the clock rate. There are numerous other ways to increase performance, enabled through Moore's law and instrumental to the design of modern processors. Clock rates can't increase indefinitely. At first glance, it may seem that a processor simply executes a stream of ...


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Your question is excellent and provides incredibly useful details, thanks! Here are my suggestions, in no particular order. A: What is that RollBack splash screen on startup? This could be a reason for slow startup times but personally even if it was absolute crap, I would still expect Win7 to load normally once "Rollback" was was finished. B: You have a ...


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It looks like you are missing the Intel Chipset drivers. That could absolutely slow your computer down. Go install all those drivers from Asus: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/K56CB/HelpDesk_Download/ *Please verify your laptop model before installing drivers. Next, I would try removing Rollback rx pc. Test it without it installed. If that program ...


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It is probably because something is using your mechanical HDD. Non-SSD disks can realistically only support one, maybe "one and a half" simultaneous users. More than that and everything becomes dog slow. Having said that, it's a good idea to diagnose the disk as the bottleneck instead of just guessing. Here's a bit of a technical guide for how to do that. ...


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You could try other products to find if they can do better on your motherboard. The Advanced Memory Test, part of the PassMark PerformanceTest suite (free 30 day evaluation, then US$27.00 to purchase), tests several factors which affect the speed of which data is accessed in PC memory. PassMark is the same company that created MemTest86. Other commercial ...


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This is no issue. First of all, SSDs have greatly improved during the last years. Overprovisioning and wear levelling (and to a small amount, the TRIM command, though not applicable in your case) have made them quite suitable as heavy-duty, general-purpose disks. I am not using anything but SSD on my development PC (which regularly does a lot of compiling) ...


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Since it works fine for me here in Germany, I’d say your internet connection (or, more precisely: Your route to Yandex) is to blame, yes.


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You can use a batch file @echo off setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion rem Just to test - Generate a file with URLs > ".\urls.txt" ( echo http://superuser.com echo http://www.google.com ) > ".\testResults.txt" ( for /f "useback delims=" %%u in (".\urls.txt") do ( set "statusCode=" ...


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Have you adjusted the settings in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings, Advance options, which have separate options for On battery and Plugged in? That is the most likely cause of the issue, particularly active vs. passive cooling in Processor power management. See 13 Ways to Save Power for more information, and Power ...


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HD Sentinel is the best free diagnostic that I've seen. Just run the trial version For benchmarking, ATTO and Crystal Disk Mark. Some References: Free Hard Disk Drive Benchmark/Diagnostic Utility 10 Free Tools to Measure Hard Drive and SSD Performance Advanced Disk Test - Hard drive benchmark


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While I would consider the existing answers here also valid as potential solutions and it's certainly worth checking your network adapter configuration, I suspect the following two points may also be of help. For whatever reason if you are trying to copy files using UNC network paths beginning with a double back-slash such as \\machine_name\shared_folder ...


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Realistically, sharing a single USB port by using a hub to expand how many devices you plug in is probably not going to matter too much even if you use all of the devices attached simultaneously. Most devices won't be using very much of the data transfer at a time. It's even less of a concern if you're using USB 3.0 or 3.1 ports, which are 10 and 20 times ...


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The clock speed provided by the specifications is the external clock speed, or data transfer rate to and from the CPU. In the Celeron and Atom CPUs, this is also the internal clock speed. For the i3, i5 and i7, the clock is multiplied to give a faster internal clock. The i7, with multiple cores, will out preform an Atom CPU with the same internal clock.


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CPU clock speed is only one of the many factors in "speed." Bus speed, memory speed, disk speed, instruction sets, cache, application design, etc, etc. All of these factors play a role in overall speed. Intel Atom CPUs are not designed for intense calculations. They are designed for low power computing. This is why they often do not have fans or ...


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The speed is just a guideline, they tested the product and it ran WELL ENOUGH on a cpu running at that speed, possibly a virtual machine with said specs. And supposedly it didn't run acceptably on slower cpu speeds. It is possible that the clock speed is required to avoid crashes, but you won't find that out until you either contact them or try it yourself. ...


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It's not an issue, it is normal. In that 10-15 seconds the system is already done filling the memory but it has to restart some scheduling mechanisms (O.S. is up&running but not yet started to schedule high level user apps) and switch to the logon screen. 10 secs is very normal.


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Upgrading RAM to improve performance? Ultimately this comes down to what you are trying to use your Laptop for. You have mentioned that you are working with virtual machines, so we'll use that as a starting point. You currently have 6GB RAM. What will upgrading my RAM allow you to do? Allocate more memory to current VM's, requiring less writes to HDD ...


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check the RAM usage when you do your normal work. Is your RAM nearly full and Windows pages memory out into the pagefile? If you can answer this with yes, you will benefit from upgrading the RAM. If you can never fill the RAM, you don't have any benefit and should look for a SSD to improve the boot and app start performance.


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For you information, I tested using Starcraft 2 during half an hour. Tottal writes was about 300Mb. so, to anser your question, it's not around many GB per game, but more about a few MB per game. Real Example


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To answer two points of your question: Do I need more RAM? Possibly, but the thing you really need is free RAM, because tiny amounts of free RAM force Windows to actively use the cache (disk) witch is pretty slow. To free up some RAM: Ensure that there is the less possible running programs at the same time Remove unnecessary startup items, it helps with ...


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You can use Process Monitor to monitor and log a whole host of information about a process, including capturing various process details, full thread stacks for each operation, real-time file system/Registry/process & thread activity, CPU/RAM usage and much more.


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I am not going to tell you how to subvert the doings of your IT department. However, if they are semi-reasonable you can ask them you exempt you from that particular GPO. If they don't know how, tell them to add your computer to the permission list and set read from allow to deny and your computer won't apply that GPO anymore.


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No, it won’t improve performance, because SD cards and the like are optimized for linear read/write performance. That’s what you need when taking photos or recording videos, after all. Also, they wear out much faster than full-fledged SSDs. Reading data is no problem, of course, but Windows doesn’t just read but also write. A lot. Depending on how your card ...



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