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Windows 8 has "Hybrid Shutdown" enabled by default. In this mode, Windows doesn't shut down after logging you out, but enters hibernation. (Except when rebooting.) Disabling hibernation forces Windows to revert to fully shutting down and booting up.


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This is completely normal to see such spikes on traditional (spinning) system drives. HD Tune's benchmark is designed to scan the drive outside-in (from beginning to end) so that it can draw the graph left-to-right. With this kind of scanning the header doesn't have to do long jumps and reliably measuring read/write speeds is possible. On your data drive ...


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The article you linked to answers your question. Memory optimizers are not only not needed, they are harmful. Free memory is no better than memory not installed in the device -- it has no effect on performance. Modern operating systems go to elaborate lengths to keep as little memory free as possible to gain maximum performance. You can clearly see in your ...


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This is a known issue with Windows Update. Microsoft fixed this issue with the update KB3050265 in June 2015: Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 Fixes included in this update This update addresses an issue in which system performance can be decreased during scans. This issue has the ...


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Absolutely not! The svchost.exe processes are, as the name implies, hosts for Windows services that don't require their own process. (They appear with the line TYPE: 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS in the list generated by sc query.) Many important system functions run inside these processes, including: Windows Update (wuauserv) Windows Management Instrumentation ...


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Temperature-initiated CPU throttling was the cause of this behaviour. I placed a column heater directly under my desk before breakfast, as it's the middle of winter in Tasmania, and moving the heater back a little has totally resolved this issue.


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Yes that is expected behavior, a resync requires the entire contents of your hard drive to be read and copied to the other drive. This is going to put considerable IO load on your drive until the resync is complete.


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One option would be to do the testing and development in a virtual machine (e.g. via VirtualBox) In the System->Processor section of the VirtualBox VM settings screen you can limit the number of logical processors to use and/or set an execution cap which should help slow the program down. You may need to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions to be able ...


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1) Let there be a 4GB swapfile on the SSD to raise my commit charge, so I can use all the physical memory. But a swapfile on the SSD will degrade the SSD faster and slow down performance anytime Windows decides to put something important in the swapfile. (my boldface) The above is a myth. In a reasonable workload and with a properly spec'd SSD flash ...


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In the late 1970's there was the Intertec Superbrain, a Z80 based CP/M offering. One the features was "Phantom Boot ROM". It did not have to run through a full boot, as a "saved" state existed. It was an "instant on" machine. Similarly, on z/OS mainframes, CICS transaction server instances can be "warm started" or "cold started". A warm start begins from a ...


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The difference is probably going to be negligible. Option 1 could be faster due to less CPU context switching, but other factors will come into play too. As you observe yourself, the problem is that your OS has hundreds of threads running concurrently already so the CPU will be context-switching anyway. Which probably makes Option 1 no better than Option 2. ...


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Six years later... This can be caused by overheating. Laptops tend to collect dust over time, which clogs their airways, their tiny fan, and the fins of the CPU heat sink. Also, The heat-conducting paste between the CPU and its heat sink tends to deteriorate over time, (especially if the CPU is subjected to extreme heat a few times,) and the result is, ...


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The problem is not your memory, but your Graphics Card. GT610 is a low end card and no matter which CPU you put it with, it will not give you the desired framerates. Go for a $300-400 graphics card.


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I have 2x D3 3TB. Internally it is ST3000DM001 drive. The cappiest drive on market, rated for only 2300 hours yearly. My drive resulted sector relocation and bad sector errors at 129 hours of running (1.5 year old, rare in usage, always packed in original box while out of use). Today I bought second D3 3TB, to make clone of first one. After 2 hours both ...


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This is a hardware issue. Hot-swap Backplane PCIe Combination Drive Cage Kit for P4000 Server Chassis FUP8X25S3NVDK (2.5in NVMe SSD) seems to be incompatible with the Asus X99-E WS motherboard. The solution is to connect the SSD using Asus HyperKit. However, this solution requires a cable between the HyperKit and the SSD which is not bundled with any of ...


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Laptop (And certain desktop) CPUs simply have stronger cores. So a 1GHz desktop/Laptop CPU that has double the core performance of a 2GHz mobile will easily sweep the floor with the mobile CPU. source(there are also more posts on the topic here)


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Will the performance of a USB hub connected directly to the motherboard be shared between the devices plugged into the hub? The hub is basically invisible. The hub's uplink ports still only have however much bandwidth they have, and that bandwidth can be used by the host to access any of the downlink ports. How is the power AND data speed ...


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Run resource monitor and look at the disk usage. At idle, it should be well under 1MB/s of transfer speed. Monitor any programs in the "Disk" section that are at very high disk usage - I often find Malware Bytes will run some kind of background task that abuses the page file and absolutely swamps my hard drive, while leaving memory usage and CPU relatively ...


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Svchost is a container for windows dll services. Many instances of svchost can and usually will run at the same time. This is not necessarily a bad thing. One approach is to start disabling services you don't need. Which in general can be a smart move performance wise. A more direct approach is to run tasklist /SVC Which will list(amongst all ...


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The PDF specification itself is rather complex. But as you observe, one would expect GHz of processing power to blaze through it. Anyway, the answer is (at a high level) straight-forward. PDF rendering could be made to be fast and efficient. But doing so would involve a tremendous outlay of coding effort. Writing optimized code is difficult and ...


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I can tell you that buying an SSD will definitely not hurt performance. It will absolutely improve boot times (that is, booting will be faster). The "maybe you'll notice/maybe you won't" performance boosts will come from how many files or apps you try and load or save concurrently. The more multitasking you do, the more you'll notice. Another thing to ...


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I put an SSD in my i7 laptop with 6GB ram and the biggest difference I notice is in startup times. It went from minutes to seconds. You'll really notice a difference after a windows or AV update. Well worth the money in my opinion.


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All professional use laptops should use SSDs, especially with 250GB versions going for $160 now. The gains in performance and battery life are phenomenal. My mid-end Asus Flip Book boots cold to windows login off SATA in literally two seconds.


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Try to back to original RAM size and check if it back to normal. Run memtest86+ to check all memory. Be sure to wait until 2-3 full subsequent tests would complete successfully.(It would take a pretty long time, but it will ensure what problem is - hardware or software.)


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It turned out that the culprit is MathType (or to be exact, its add-ins). I tried to turn on and off the add-ins one by one. After uninstalling MathType, Word starts in half a second. Don't know if I need/should keep the items in Active Application Add-ins there, but at least for now I'm happy with the startup speed. (Will not re-install MathType soon, ...


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If you connect the hard drive to the router: Storage performance (read/write speeds) may be limited by the CPU power of the router. For your router, this appears to be about 60MB/s read and 35MB/s write (review). You will be able to connect using only the protocols supported by your router You won't need to install or manage any server software on your ...



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