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Like Carles Fenoy said, start with the RAM. 1 GB is the minimum required for 32-bit Windows 7, which generally means something like "the system will boot, and you will be able to start Notepad, but expect to get plenty of coffee while you wait for it to open". It also doesn't take into account the requirements of other applications that you may want to use ...


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From experience: Get a SSD for the system disk. Move the paging file, any and all cache and TMP, TEMP dirs away from the disk that holds the system if possible, ... otherwise create a separate partition e.g. 16GB (to allow future expansion) for the paging file. I'd also recommend to try to move away the home dirs from the system disk - to a separate ...


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You Don't Need to do anything to raise the transfer speed the transfer speed is at its maximum speed, but the time that slowing down your system is because of seek and latency. For finding, seeking and latency will take time and slow down your speed if you have small files then it will take much more time than transferring big files. You can use file ...


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There are a couple of factors which could be at play here, but you've probably just reached the max speed they can support. The docks you are using, although USB3, might not be able to support the same throughput as your hard drives, and therefore slowing down the copy process. It could also be to do with the formatting of the hard drives themselves. Also an ...


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Isolating the bottleneck is often the key to solving performance problems. Items such as free hard drive space or available memory will point to the problem. A precise understanding of the applications and services that run at startup is also helpful if direct inspection of hardware metrics such as processor, ram, disk, network use doors not reveal the ...


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There is nothing wrong with that SSD, the self-test even says "no error" and the SMART attributes look fine. This is just the case of the tool (SpeedFan) having no idea about the relevant SMART attributes on OCZ's SSDs, thus the bars displayed at the bottom are worthless. Actually, your SSD is in much better shape than the two harddrives you tested. I'll ...


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From my point of view your configuration seems to be very short on RAM. The high HDD usage is because of the use of the disk as paging file, so when there is not enough memory available some is freed and moved to the HDD. So increasing the amount of RAM should considerably increase the performance.


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If you have another computer and it is not having the same issues with internet speeds, it's your computer having the issue. If this is a Desktop, your cheapest option time/money wise, is to buy an Ethernet Card to slide into one of your PCI slots, see if you get the same results. You could replace the router if that doesn't work. If you can be bothered ...


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Your SSD is almost certainly connected via SATA. SATA uses the same wires for reading as for wrting, which means the reads and writes have to be interleaved in time.


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I believe it corresponds to disk queue length. Can you open resource monitor (start - run "resmon") and take a look? It may give you more insight into what is using your disk. 100% should mean the queue length is 1 or higher. It can be hard to pin down because a high MB/s rate doesn't necessarily correspond to a high disk usage... Random accesses are much ...


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Looking at the specifications for each card on Newegg its worth pointing out the price delta isn't as large as one might expect coming only to around $1,000 USD. So one of the features that historically non-scientific graphic cards did not support were some of the following. One of the major CUDA features seems to be Hyper-Q and Dynamic Parallelism were ...


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Try running chkdsk /r to repair any corruption on the drive. Such corruption can cause a slow down like that and chkdsk /r can fix that. (though if you have a bad drive then consider changing it!) You can also run a bootlog analyzer, though I haven't tried any for Win7 Also, sometimes if windows hasn't fully loaded and has a lot(perhaps too much for it) ...


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Nvidia cards and Intel chips are all sporting power saving features these days, and your symptoms will primarily have to do with the NVidia card's performance level when taken off AC power. Regardless of the user's preferences, these cards will automatically drop to a lower performance level when running on battery power. It is possible to force them to ...


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First start by testing your throughput Using the terminal, you can use: sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/sda (where /dev/sda is your disk) To do a write test: dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/yourdisk/output.tmp bs=8k count=100k (mount yourdisk at /mnt/yourdisk) And a read test: dd if=/mnt/yourdisk/output.tmp of=/dev/null bs=8k (first create the file using the write test and ...


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No. FLOPS is a measurement of FLOating Point Operations Per Second. It is a good measurement for that, not for everything in general. Yes. You can compare CPUs in many ways, that is just one factor. CPU cache is high speed memory on the chip used to hold data going to and from the CPU. Generally speaking, more CPU cache is better. Yes. It is ...


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This is what your router's DNS server does. It remembers which websites you have visited in the past and stores its IP address. If it doesn't resolve, it'll try to resolve it through the internet. If this is not desired, you can edit your local hosts file and add the domains and ip addresses locally. Do note that even if you store the DNS's locally, ...


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Overview Jeff Shattock's answer is correct that this is equivalent (or isomorphic, as mathematicians write) to a combinatorial optimization problem, but it's equivalent to the 1-dimensional bin packing problem, not the knapsack problem. Lucky for you, I have some code to share that will solve this problem for you, or anyone else, with access to a Windows ...


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I know this is a pretty old post, but I ran into it during a search so figured others might as well. One other reason to do this is to allow running Explorer.EXE as a different user than the one currently logged in. Be aware though, this has the potential to use more resources on your system. Check this blog post for more detail.


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After looking at the first five or so lectures in the MIT OpenCourseware for 6.172: "Performance Engineering of Software Systems", I ran the Linux performance analyzer 'perf' on a moderately large test file. The result appears to show pipeline stalls where one instruction has to wait for the result of a preceding one. │ while (lookahead != 0) ...


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Windows has a tool for that. Its called Perfmon. The Reliability and Performance Monitor introduced in Windows Vista, is a good built-in tool that lets you monitor and study how applications you run affect your computer’s performance, both in real-time and by collecting log data for later analysis. In this post we will see how to use Performance ...


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Run the Windows Resource monitor. There are graphs that follow for example CPU, HDD and network resource consumption. The challenge will be to see the relevant information in time. I've got two alternatives for that. The easy (but probably not satisfactory working) way During a stall of your system, you can try to press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, which is a ...


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This is a speculative guess, but your code works with the disk and disk I/O, and I am going to assume that this is your bottleneck - you mentioned that it runs faster on the machine with 500GB flash storage than on the one with 250 GB flash storage - this makes sense, logically, because of how flash storage is essentially a raid-0 of smaller (32/64gb) flash ...


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Some say that using hybrid drive is 4 times faster. I may be four times faster in one specific scenario. E.g. windows boot might be four times faster after the disk has learned which files to cache on the SSD part. (Windows boot involves a lot of small disk reads and thus benifits hugely from a SSD). Some say it depend on data read. A SSD is ...



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