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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Delay with loading Google.com only in specific environment

I have a work computer, and I occasionally work remotely. Computer is fast enough - latest i5 processor; 512 ssd; 8 gb mem. Should be fine, and is fine in almost all contexts. What happens happens ...
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Windows WriteFile performance (SSD vs HDD)?

This question is tied to the following observation: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/09dd046e-8127-4550-8e26-5fba7a5a0743/performance-flaw-in-file-system-decreases-writefile-...
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6TO Toshiba hard drive slowing after a couple of minutes

I have a very large amount of data to save to this hard drive (~3TB) in packets of approximately 10GB. Transfer rate begin at ~20-30MB/sec for a couple of minutes Then it slow down to max. 5MB/sec I ...
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CPU Does not run at full speed

I've been experiencing a problem with my processor's speed lately. The CPU is running 797MHz, instead of it's full performance. In the past, it's been running well, until yesterday when it suddenly ...
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Too slow HDD read in a specific folder

I have a serious problem here and I'm tired trying to find a solution. I've a folder on my HDD in Partition D:, that folder contains my programs and it is 70 GB size. Each time I open this folder it ...
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What are the differences between a physical and virtual RAM disk?

I'm using ImDisk to create a RAM disk for the purposes of creating an environment where I can run some performance benchmarks and ensure that all benchmarks run are consistent, by making sure any ...
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NVME SSD Slow Windows Loading on consecutive boots

I have a strange problem with my new EVO 970 SSD. For some reason, when my PC starts to boot into Windows 10 (when the circle starts spinning) it takes around 10-15 seconds, which is a bit too much ...
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Best way to store games with a lot of files on HDD

I just installed Age of Mythology on my external hard drive and I notice, that quite a small game (2 GB) occupies almost 55 GB on disk. I know, it's due to big allocation unit size, but 1 MB is ...
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CPU: What is more important when reading from HDD, processor speed or number of cores?

I am considering which NAS to purchase, a Synology DS418play or DS419play. The former has a Dual Core 2.0 burst up to 2.5 GHz, and the latter has a Quad Core 1.5 burst up to 2.3 GHz. In either case, ...
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Local Speed slow and speed test option

I'm trying to test my local network speed between a Macbook Pro running Mac OS Mojave and a PC/Windows 10. I tried IPerf, However the result seems to slow to be real I did run IPerf on my Windows ...
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Windows 10 on Macbook Pro not responsive to keyboard input

I have a 2016 15-inch Macbook Pro, on which I installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp. But it's often slow to respond to my keystrokes. There's a slight delay before what I type shows up on screen, barely ...
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Need help analyzing Windows Performance Recorder ETL file to figure out whats causing slow boot on my SSD

My computers boot time suddenly doubled and I'm trying to figure out why. Boot time before was 15-20 seconds but now its 50+ seconds. I ran Windows Performance Recorder and I need help analyzing the ...
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HDD 100% disk usage on idle but 0% usage on SMART scan

Recently I got a new internal HDD ( replaced old one which had bad sectors ) for my HP Pavilion au003tx laptop and it has been giving me micro-stutters and random freezes. Even playing a 720p video ...