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Questions tagged [speed]

Questions about optimizing your computer to take up less boot time, application launch time, download time, etc.

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why would a LAN transfer go slower when router is connected to network

Before I ask, I realize the different hardware might be at play but I did some other tests that make me think its not the hardware and I wanted to ask to see if maybe there is something else going on. ...
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Only 60 MB/s transfer rate from WD Green hard disk?

My Windows 10 x64 PC (Intel Core i5-3570K, 32 GB DDR3, GA-Z77M-D3H, multiple SSD as main drives) also has a WD Green hard 2 TB hard drive (WD20EARX). I know this is not a speed monster, but I was ...
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Will new HDD improve PC performances [closed]

I'm curious about why my PC gets unuseable after closing bigger apps/games. For example, it takes almost one minute to close The Division game. After closing the game, screen stays Black for next half ...
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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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Remove Bloatware before doing windows 8.1 to windows 10 upgrade?

Thank you for the answer on my previous question. I was able to get out of updates on Toshiba Laptop by following your advice. I rebooted the system, but now it runs incredibly SLOW. It appears that ...
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My RAM is not working at full speed

I just built my PC. I have the x470 gaming plus motherboard and 2x8GB COrsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz ram. It is only working on 2133 MHz. Is there anything that can be done to get the speeds up? ...
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Windows 10 pc download speed only at around 30-35 Mbps when paying for a 100 Mbps download speed. Why?

Booting to usb ubuntu shows speed at 100 Mbps. Using Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller, driver updated to one from Realtek site dated 6/15/18. I also have two machines, both plugged into the same ...
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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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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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ASUS AC1900 Router Speed difference between IPv4 & IPv6

When I connect directly to my modem my DL speed is 300Mbs and UL is 23Mbs. When I introduce a router (I have tried 2 ASUS TM AC1900 & MikroTik), my IPv4 speed stays consistent but, my IPv6 speed ...
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What are the possible reasons for slow hard disks? [closed]

WARNING: This question arose from a buggy test software. After its fixing, the time required to copy a file, large 3.5 Gb, is best estimate between 45 and 60 sec, on heavy load. I'm sorry for ...
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Docked Laptop superslow wifi connection when closed

I have a Lenovo T440p, which when working at home I dock onto a docking station. There, I have an additional screen connected, so I want to close the laptop when working with the large screen. ...
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Cannot set speed of USB adapter

SO, I have a USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, When I try to change speed and duplex of this interface ethtool -s eth1 speed 1000 duplex full autoneg on I get: Cannot get current device settings:...
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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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PRINTER | Specification | Scan speeds (seeking personally tested database, NOT branded results) [closed]

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@140918 Post created UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@150253 It's proposed that no database has challenged this idea of verifying branded results over personal testing I'm ...
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700MB/s Write on SSHD? FreeNAS and $20 SATA Controler

Host: Proliant Ml350 G5 2X Xeon Quad-Cores @ 2.55Ghz 32Gb DDR2 ECC Storage Controller cheap $20 4 SATA port PCIe controller SERBIA I think Disk Seagate Iron Wolf 1TB SSHD Freenas 11.1 Ran a DD ...
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Low Upload Speed

https://imgur.com/vpoDcui https://imgur.com/aLEkYdy English Translation of Headers in Image Kanal > Channel Kanal Tipi > Channel Type Sembol Hızı > Symbol Speed Frekans > Frequency Güç > Power ...
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Is there a USB file copy protocol that makes zip file copy faster?

I apologise that I cannot provide any source other than mentioning a quote from my friend. (This is almost a question for skeptics.stackexchange) He said there is a protocol because of which copying a ...
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Rsync displays wrong speed (grossly overestimated)

I realize that there are many threads about rsync. In any case, I did not find anything about a gross overestimation of displayed copy speed. At this moment, speed optimization is a the priority, ...
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How do I quickly generate low quality animated GIFs with ffmpeg?

We generate a lot of thumbnail GIFs whose quality does not matter nearly as much as the time it takes to generate them. Generating high quality GIFs with ffmpeg is very well covered, but I'm not ...
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Speed Up Windows - Disable Services

In 2007 to 2009 there was an amazing peace of software for windows xp (but it worked perfectly for windows 7 as well) that used to display all the services running on a computer, what it was for and ...
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Should all drives on a USB 3.0 (USB3) Hub be the same speed?

I purchased a USB 3.0 Hub with external power supply. When attaching identical USB3 platter-based hard drives to the hub, CrystalDiskMark reports drive speeds of 80-90MB/s (sequential reads) for the ...
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How to diagnose a lagging Windows 7 laptop?

Symptoms Windows 7 laptop is suddenly responding very slowly. For example, clicking on the sound icon in the system tray takes about 5 seconds to display the volume control. Interestingly, it only ...
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Internet speed reduces when cat5e wires are joined together

Why does the internet speed reduces to 100mps from 1000mps when the join 2 cat5e cables together. It also does that when I use a wall ethernet outlet. If the cable is continuous without any joins then ...
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EVE-NG/GNS3 - Does RAM memory speed matter for virtualization?

What is the impact of RAM speed & latency on apps such as GNS3, EVE-NG, Virl & VMWare? I'm specifically talking about RAM here, my friend recommended me buying [not sure if I'm allowed to ...
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Win 10, how can I play a playlist of videos in fast forward with the least audio distortion possible?

I'd like to review some programming tutorials but watching them back at 1x speed causes me to lose focus and get bored quickly. I've downloaded the videos to my computer in .mp4 format. What's the ...
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Sum range with indirect or whole row, what is faster?

In my Excel workbook I have a lot sumif or sumproduct formulas to sum ranges in other sheets. Those ranges are not fixed and always vary between 2000 to 10000 rows. So, what is more efficient method ...
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Weird turbo boost multipliers on Intel Core i7-8700

I've recently bought myself a new Intel Core i7-8700 and after installing it I noticed that it wasn't turbo boosting to the advertised ammount (4.6GHz) even when only one core was being used and the ...
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6 MB setup file taking astonishingly so much time

I have downloaded a 6 MB setup file from the internet. I then turned off WiFi on my laptop and ran the setup file. However the file is astonishingly taking so much time to install. When I look into ...
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Browser download speeds are extremely slow

I've been having some strange problems with download speeds on this computer lately. I can download at 5 Mbit/s (which is the max speed that comes to my modem) when I'm downloading games from Steam or ...
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Unified Write Filter slows down applications on Windows 10 IoT

Whenever I have UWF (Unified Write Filter) enabled on Windows 10 IoT, the application that it needs to run will run way to slow. It takes like 30 full seconds for the application to open. This ...
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Is there anyway to limit GPU usage/load (%) of a specific application?

I'm using an application that always uses 100% of GPU. This makes my laptop heat up, and also makes it difficult to do other GPU-related tasks while the application is running. I would like to limit ...
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RPM, buffer size impact on HDD acoustics

I am currently using a Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" 2TB SATA-III 7200RPM 64MB HDD for file storage in my PC (OS is on a separate SSD). I find it kind of loud and was thinking of replacing it with a WD Blue ...
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Does Internet provider really need to physically access my line connection to upgrade connection speed?

I already have internet with my provider, want to keep the same internet technology (ADSL) and simply want to upgrade from 10-1 Mbps Download-Upload to 15-10 Mbps. My internet service provider want ...
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RealVNC Viewer close failed connection attempt windows in Windows Server 2012 R2?

When I botch a connection attempt in RealVNC on Windows Server 2012 R2 and it's pinned to my task bar, I'm left with a dialog box (not showing) and I can no longer bring the window back up. Also my ...
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Recommended free space for SSD-drives: Leave it completely unformatted or just unfilled with data?

Several topics in this board point out the recommendation about leaving 10 % - 25 % of free space when using SSD-drives. The central question now is: Does this 25 % recommendation refer to a ...
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Is an HDD overwritten with zeroes faster?

I had a PC with two OSs installed, which hard drive I erased using Disks from UbuntuUSB. I chose quick erase. As I understand, it deleted partition table, but all files' ones and zeroes are still on ...
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Why does copying speed constantly drop while copying in Windows 7's Explorer?

I've been using Windows 7 for several years now, and always noticed that the copying speeds can be consistently relied on to drop throughout the task of copying files or folders. Today, I decided to ...
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Different Results Among Different Speed Test Sites: What Causes This?

Out of 5 different speed test sites: http://www.bandwidthplace.com https://fast.com https://speedof.me http://.speedtest.net https://testmy.net My internet speed results vary widely: from 1-6 mbps ...
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Autonegotiated link speed different between devices using exact same cable

looked far and wide on the internet but could not find a solution to this totally ridiculous networking issue I'm having. Using an all-wired system with a Pace 5268ac with Gigabit internet from AT&...
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Slow Phone USB 3.0 Speeds on Windows 7, but not Linux

Phone: Pixel XL Cable Used: anker powerline+ (https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Powerli.../dp/B01GN0M6NE) When copying the same file from my labtop using linux i can copy in about 2mins (3gb movie) On ...
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CAT6a not getting the expected thoroughput

Recently I wired my house with CAT6A. I did this on 2 places in my house i.e. basement and 1st floor family room. The one in the basement seems to give the intended thoroughput i.e. I am getting near ...
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How can I increase my FTP upload speed on a single instance when in multiple FTP instances I'm fast

Here is my problem I have 20 Megabit/s upload speed confirmed on speedtest.net, and when I use my ftp on several settings I can only upload at 450 kilobytes /s or 3.6 Mbits,/s I get around that ...
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Computer speed is very slow due to drive C is full [closed]

How to deal with slow speed problem due to no space in hard disk. My C drive is almost full. Only 1gb left. Computer RAM is 8gb.
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Triple Latency closest to the Wifi source?

I discovered a weird phenomenon. Since I use IPTV on wireless connected televisions, it led me to do some latency related debugging at different points in the house since I was already getting 300ms ...
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Why does my NAS disk with 100Mbps NIC transfer at 30-40 MB/s?

I have a "Western Digital My Book World Edition II (white light)" bought in 2009 with two WD Green 1TB drives in RAID0 in my home network. I recently turned it on after "several years of offlineness" (...
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Is it a good idea to disable “write caching on the device” in windows 7?

Is it a good idea to disable "write caching on the device" in windows 7? Right now write caching is enabled (which was apparently the default). I am working on a 90 pound weakling, a small Acer ...
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Speeding up apt-get install for many packages

I've noticed that much of the time taken by apt-get install when installing many packages / dependencies is due to many individual requests for packages / dependencies, even when the total download ...
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Can I increase the internal network speeds by upgrading my server?

It has recently come to my attention that a network application is not performing as well as it should over the network – compared to speeds of other setups and environments, our speeds are far below ...
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What noticeable effects do slow ping times have?

On a network that I volunteer to help maintain, I installed a router that (unfortunately) increases average ping times by almost double - from 17ms (average) to 30ms (average) - for 802.11n 2.4GHz ...