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Questions tagged [performance]

For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.

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FastCopy transfer rate keeps slowing down significantly during large file transfers

I read all kinds of fora about file transfers and cant seem to understand or fix this: I have 2 USB3 harddisks connected by a hub to my laptop. When i copy 2TB of 15 and 30MB files with FastCopy, the ...
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Kali Linux is Lagging in a Fast Laptop [on hold]

I made a USB Persistence Kali Linux 2018.4 and the USB Drive is a Kingston 16GB 3.0. My Laptop Specs are: 16GB RAM, 4GB Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050Ti but with this fast laptop, kali linux lags ...
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Is my L3 cache really slower than my DRAM?

I've recently been running a memtest86 on my PC (Threadripper 1920x, Kingston ECC DDR4-2666 CAS19) because I suspected that the stock timings were conservative. And I was right: the memory will run at ...
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Slow internet on LAN even after formating PC [on hold]

One PC in the LAN is running very slow internet while I have formatted it two times. The other PC on the same network is giving about 6-7 Mbps while that PC's net is giving only 0.5 Mbps of average ...
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Windows 10 slow running performance when joined an AD and using an AD-Account

We recently updated our teams infrastructure to Windows 10 within an AD. Everything works fine except: We're observing slow performance in some situations. First observed was it as our Post-Compiling ...
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ffmpeg how to extract X frames every Y interval from url efficiently

I'm trying to gather data for a datascience project, and am downloading frames from online videos using ffmpeg. I want to download a subset of the frames in the video, without needing to be precise ...
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Impact of RAM capacity and RAM speed on PC performance

Which desktop PC will perform better? One with 32GB 2133Mhz RAM or 16 GB 3200Mhz RAM assuming that applications do not use more than 10GB RAM? Assume that the CPU used is AMD Ryzen 7 2700x. The ...
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Downsides of 8Kb cluster size for NTFS on top of ZVOL?

I am trying to maximize performance of Windows VM on a ZVOL. The official recommendation is that allocation unit size (volblocksize) on the zvol should be aligned with the allocation unit size of what ...
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Several questions and advice switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and issues with it's builds [closed]

My situation: I'm switching a few parts on a PC build soon to improve it's performance in games specifically, one of which is the motherboard, which in my case will require a new windows installation ...
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Windows 10 CMD responds extremely slow

My command line is so slow. I mean even ruby -v takes 10-13 seconds to return version and more complex commands like running rails s is a pain. I tried chkdsk and no problem found. Tried to have ...
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SPDK and non-ssd hard disk [closed]

I would like to improve my C project's I/O speed and one of my options is SPDK libraries. Unfortunately there is an ambiguity that has not been clearing even after seeking SPDK documents. According to ...
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How can I change the location of ALL Google Drive File Stream files used including the DB?

I have been on a mission to look for a solution of how to change the location of every file Google DFS (Drive File Stream) uses (including the DB which gets accessed more than anything). I have two ...
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Chrome Constantly Freezes/Unresponsive to Input When Inspector Is Open

First of all, I have already tried disabling hardware acceleration, re-installing Chrome, even re-installing Mac OS Mojave. Non of these solved my issues. After 5-10 minutes of using Chrome with the ...
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Experiencing microstutters in all games after changing to RTX 2070 video card

So about 2 weeks ago I bought an RTX 2070, and ever since I've had microstutters in all games I play. They are of different severity, depending on the game. I'm looking for a way to fix that. First ...
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Low FPS, no reason why [on hold]

I have a Tri-X AMD R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 GPU, AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU, 16GB DDR3 1666MHz, 500GB Samsung EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate HDD 7200RPM, EVGA 1200W Gold Edition Fully Modular PSU, Windows 10 Home ...
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Unusual slow SSD on RAID 0 performance

I'm using a ThunderBay 4 external enclosure as my main storage and backup unit. Recently I bought two 1TB Samsung EVO 860 SSD to improve performance of my data drives. I installed them using NewerTech ...
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Why does CPU speed variate even computing massively? [duplicate]

I realized that speed of my CPU is not constant even if it compute massively. The speed wanders from ~4,2 to ~4,4GHz in task manager. Why? I have two theorem: This is an average speed, and even ...
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What type of RAM config should I choose for my HP Elitebook 745 G5?

My HP Elitebook 745 G5 has two SODIMM RAM slots feeding it's dual channel memory controller. It takes 2400MHz DDR4 sticks. Apparently there is a performance increase for either Single or Dual Rank ...
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Does Silicon Lottery apply to individual CPU cores/threads compared to the others?

Can individual CPU cores or threads clock faster than the others due to Silicon Lottery? Is it then reasonable that the rest of the cores are held back by the slower one as they need to match it's ...
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Window 10 Memory leak with Minifilter drivers

I've been seeing, for around 4 months, a constant memory leak when using anti-viruses that install a File System minifilter driver. Three months ago, I noticed this with AVAST, but as they had a ...
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Dell XPS became slow as hell overnight

I have a Dell XPS 9650 with a i7-7700HQ with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD. I bought it a year ago (around September 2017) and it has been a good laptop, both fast and reliable. However, around a week ...
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Advice regarding Resource Monitor

My Windows 7 laptop is running very slowly and can take an age to start up. Following advice elsewhere in this forum I have taken a look at Resource Monitor and I see that running programmes are ...
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Difference between benchmark and windows copying in external HDD speed

I just got a new external USB 3.0 HDD (Seagate Expansion 6TB), formatted as NTFS. When writing large files to that HDD via the Windows 7 Professional explorer, I see very slow writing speeds according ...
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800 MHz DDR2 RAM shows half of memory speed on my machine

I have an Acer Veriton l670 mini PM. My machine has: E8400 3 GHz dual core CPU 2x2, 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM dual channel (Kingston acr256x64d2s800c6) 320 GB hard disk 7200 rpm While this is not a very ...
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Ubuntu - Can I resolve this issue “sudo: /etc/sudoers.d is world writable” by updating my ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04?

I am having a problem with my sudo command in my ubuntu, that is because I think I had run the permission command on my computer directory. I found that on the internet everybody is saying that in ...
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6 GB memory usage on Windows 10 with no programs open

When I was using Windows 7, my laptop would only use around 1-1.5 GB of RAM with no open programs. Since updating to Windows 10, it is now using over 6 GB (out of 8 GB total) of memory with nothing ...
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Windows 10 boot taking 50-60 seconds from power on

My PC takes around 50~ seconds to boot - I'm running Windows 10 with the latest updates. I have used Windows Performance Analyzer to analyze my boot, and I'm currently uploading the zip to post a ...
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Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and enabling WSL affect my laptop's performance?

I just got a new laptop, which I chose mainly for its long battery life. It has an i5 8th gen processor and 8GB of RAM. It came with Windows 10 Home. Now I am intrigued by the idea of having a Linux ...
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HP Envy Mhz almost always stays at minimum (400HZ) even under heavy load

After using Linux Mint 18.3 for about half a year without issues, I installed Linux Mint 19 in my OS yesterday. But it seamed a lot more laggy and unresponsive running of the USB Stick. I didn't think ...
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What are the best ways to make use of my SSD's extra capacity? [closed]

I recently bought a new SSD to replace an old one with less capacity. Previously I'd only used the old SSD as a boot/Program Files drive, but only half of the new SSD is taken up by the C:\ partition, ...
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Mac Mojave Swap File

I have a question and I'm not sure if what I'm thinking is possible to do. I have a 2015 iMac 17 with One 4 GHz Intel Core I7 64 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Ram AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB 2TB Hitachi Hard ...
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Why does the Apple A12X processor have better benchmark results then the i7-4790T?

In my workstation I have an Intel i7-4790T that I've always thought was a pretty fast CPU. But according to Geekbench 4 the Apple A12X processor in the new iPad Pro comfortably beats it. When I run ...
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System really limited by disk IO? Rate in atop much lower than expected

I have a system with two 2TByte SATA disks configured as a Raid1 array. There are times when the cpu is waiting for I/O for more than 20% of the time (output from sar) e.g. 09:25:01 CPU %...
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How to diagnose local network speed issues?

I recently bought an ethernet cable for home networking expecting it to significantly boost file transfer speed between my computer and a network hard drive made available via samba. It's a little bit ...
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How to allocate more memory to Python? macOS

I’m generating a brute force dictionary in Python on my Mac for a CTF tournament. I was wondering if there’s a way to dedicate more RAM to that process. What I’m aiming for is to make this go faster ...
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Win 10: weird RAM usage numbers

After I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, my system has been having a problem, with high RAM usage. I have been trying to track down the reason, but I really don't seem to find any memory leakage ...
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Performance of LibreOffice in Ubuntu vs Windows [closed]

I have two laptops: Old HP Elitebook: 6th generation Intel CPU, 4 cores, 8 GB memory, 128 GB SSD, and Ubuntu 16.04; New Dell XPS: 8th generation Intel CPU, 8 cores, 32 GB memory, 512 SSD, and Windows ...
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Extremely Slow Windows 10 Install from USB Drive

I am trying to install windows onto a new HDD that I got. I created the installation media on another computer and put it on an 8GB SD card. When I plug in the SD card with a SD card reader and select ...
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Is 30MB/s Normal For a 7200RPM 320GB HDD

I recently started noticing some texture loading issues in a couple of games. I had noticed these problems long ago and have now realized that from that time I have replaced every component in my PC ...
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Does stripping 8dot3name entries on NTFS OS partition on Windows 10 on an m.2 SSD provide any noticeable benefit?

I've read about 8dot3name problem when there is a large number of files on a hard drive partition (>300'000 is the general rule of thumb, it seems) but all the sources are at least several years old ...
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Programs/apps/games slowing over time?

I'm trying to find the reasoning to explain why this happens, but I'm not well-versed enough in memory, RAM, etc. to accurately explain it well enough. So can someone give me the reasoning as to why ...
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Firefox 63 slow page load?

My System: I have an I7-4790k cpu and a fast connection (low latency/ping 33 e.g. to amazon.de, enough traffic bandwidth 32 Mbps). I'm using Firefox 63 stable which uses all my cores. Problem: Still, ...
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What could slow down Windows increasingly as days go by?

I wanted to share this experience with all. I eventually fixed it, as explained in below own-answer. Lately, I noticed that some operations on my Windows 7 box were becoming slower and slower as days ...
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Slow bandwidth with iperf3 when using Windows but Linux runs at full speed

I have a DigitalOcean Droplet that shares a gigabit connection and my college dorm fortunately also has gigabit connection. I noticed data transfers between the two were quite slow so I ran iperf3 ...
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How do I tell where the hardware bottleneck is in my system when ruining a particular task

I realise that there are several duplicate questions around this topic already but all the questions that I have looked at have been for general computer slowdowns. In my case I have a very processor ...
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OS on SSD other programs on HDD, performance?

I want to setup a new PC where in only the OS is installed on SSD. All other programs will be installed on the HDD. I'm doing this to reduce cost since bigger SSDs are more expensive. My question is, ...
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Computers slow after not being used for a while

I've had an observation made over time, both with my PC refurbishing program and in personal experience. I've observed that PCs are slow when they boot up for the first time in months. This slowdown ...
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Which processor is better for multitasking and processing - GeForce940MX (4GB) or Geforce MX150 (2GB)? [closed]

I'm really confused between 2 laptops. I know MX150 is newer but it has only 2GB RAM. 940MX is old but has 4GB RAM. Both laptops have almost same configurations (i7 8th generation, 8GB RAM) but I'm ...
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Severe input latency & lag on Threadripper 2990WX

Issue Description I have just recently upgraded my CPU to the AMD 2990WX and I started noticing VERY high input lag when running about 10 heavier applications or so concurrently (VS, Docker, Hyper-V, ...
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SSD(s) slower read and write after installing windows for a second time (Crystal disk mark) Possible damage to SATA contoller on Mobo?

I received a new 240gb Kingston SSD. I installed windows on it. My 4K read speeds were around 350mb/s and first sequential 560mb/s I had a problem where when installing windows (on the new Kingston) ...