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Sep
6
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
@50-3: I like your explanation about Windows not being able to access certain areas of RAM it believes is available. It would probably account for the slowness, as the OS probably has to keep retrying, getting errors in the process. It sounds like a very probable theory.
Sep
5
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Well, going down to 8GB memory has dramatically improved the performance of my machine, so even though I don't know the detail, this answer is good enough for me. Thanks!
Sep
5
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Mmm, that's interesting about the maximum memory. Thanks for pointing that out. I will uninstall the original 4GB memory and see if that helps, although Windows does recognize the 12GB of RAM correctly. Let me see if downgrading to 8GB will make it better.
Sep
5
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Windows is reporting 12GB (I added the detail to my question as per SE guidelines).
Apr
25
comment Ubuntu server stops serving content/responding to SSH after a while
Have you checked the system log?
Apr
24
comment Why am I seeing red dots on my LCD screen?
Sounds like a reasonable theory, and I will accept if no-one else blows it out the water ;-) To answer your question, it does not seem to change depending on the heat of the laptop. In fact, I cannot say that it has become worse, it just appeared and seems quite consistent. I was wondering: could this have been caused by overheating in the first place?
Apr
4
comment Do ISPs charge for network header bytes as part of data usage?
I guess measurement of data depends on which level of the OSI model you talk about. As a consumer who knows nothing about networking, you look at the amount of data you download or upload. I think Daniel's answer puts it a bit more in perspective (~1%), but the truth is, Khaled makes the best point in his answer: One would have to ask the ISP whether or not they actually do take that into account.
Apr
4
comment Wireshark: Byte order changes when data exported
Just send to Stack Exchange. Thanks.
Apr
3
comment Wireshark: Byte order changes when data exported
I am willing to accept this answer if it comes with a more detailed explanation, especially answer the question in my previous comment.
Mar
30
comment Wireshark: Byte order changes when data exported
OK, so network byte order is always big endian, right? So am I guaranteed that the data I am looking at on my drive is in fact correct, i.e. I don't need to switch the byte order to view it properly? I thought it is gzip data but am unable to inflate it, so I thought that maybe if I switch the byte order I could. Thanks.
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to route different applications through different network interfaces?
How is it possible then that with netstat -p you can see the program behind a specific network connection?
Jun
7
comment Keyboard shortcut to change case of text in cells in Excel 2010?
Simpler and better. Thanks.