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

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Why is the download speed so slow while sharing a file over my home network?

I am trying to transfer a file having size of 700 MB from one of my PC at home to another PC which are both connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot. It boasts of having a download speed upto 150 Mbps. But,...
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Main PC doesn't have the download speed as the other PCs, however, upload speed is normal

So, recently, I've gotten a faster internet connection (80mb/10mb), but I've noticed that on my main PC, the download speed only goes up to about 30-45 mb, however the upload speed is at 9.5 mb. Here ...
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Why is my internet speed slower on my PC than my Laptop

I have a Gigabit switch and through it i connected Cat6 cable to my laptop and the speedtest gives me around 260mb/s which is the appropriate speed but when i connect the same cable to my PC which ...
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Is normal this speed of Reading an Writing in my SSD?

I'd realised that SDD's speed to move or copy folder is too slow (SDD M.2), I installed a software to see the spped that it could have, and ins't the same when for example I moving a folder or coping ...
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Network slow /After/ shutting down torrent and until restarting modem-router - ISP or faulty router?

I'm trying to figure out what's causing my home network to slow down dramatically (from a stable 500Mbps to 10Mbps w/ lots of packet loss). From what I've noticed it happens after using bitTorrent (...
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Router limits speed to all LAN/wirelss ports to less than 100/

We have a Linksys EA8300 that feeds a Mimosa antenna network as well as a few ASUS routers downstream. COX serves a stable 300 mbps but the routers puts out just 100 despite having gigabit rating ...
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Gigabit lan has slow speeds

So I am trying to setup gigabit lan and be able to transfer files across computers at over 100 MB/s. But I can only achieve 20-25 MB/s. My setup is the following: - Two machines: a brand new laptop ...
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An audio player that changes speed but ALSO affects the Pitch?

Many audio players can simply change playback speed, but the pitch is corrected to keep the music sounding natural. Like VLC or Windows Media Player and many others. My intent is to create in real-...
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Trying to expand my 5ghz network coverage trough WDS bridging, but “expanded” router is only receiving half the bandwidth it should

So, my root router that receives the ISP fiber link is a Huawei EG8145V5, it receives a 300mbps link and delivers that speed just fine trough the 5ghz band. The router is placed in my house's office ...
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How to increase upload speed above your limit [closed]

I just got a new 16mbps internet. The download speed is good, 14mbps but the upload speed is terrible, its 0.8mbps. I asked my ISP about it and he said that that was the max speed could go. I made ...
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Why does write speed constantly slow down in 7zip during compression?

Related Question: Why does 7-Zip's compression speed lower over time? So I am compressing files (particulatarly large files, ≥1GB). So I notice that the write speed is slowing down and the ...
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VirtualBox Mac very slow

my virtual box is really slow and I cannot figure this out. I am on Mac OS Catalina. My ultimate goal is to run Age of Mythology on my mac so if you know another way I'd be glad. Thank you for your ...
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Speeding up Windows remote desktop — tips for Windows settings and applications [closed]

What are some ways to speed up Windows performance when used over remote desktop? There are already tips on setting the connection options like colour depth and disabling some animations. But here I ...
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“Speed” vs “Configured Memory Speed” in dmidecode

Does the information below from dmidecode indicate that my memory runs twice as fast (overclocked) as nominal or at half speed? (My WWW searches yielded confusing information corroborating both.) And ...
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Curious issues with my internet connection

I have cable internet that is supposed to be at 400 down 40 up. Lately Ive been experiencing some extremely slow speeds, speeds in the neighborhood of 3-18 Mbps instead of the 400 I should be getting. ...
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I do not understand exactly those RAM speeds

So, I was never in situation like this before, I always picked every part so it would fit the performances of Motherboard, CPU and RAM... But this time, every cent is counting... So... Ryzen 5 2600, ...
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Do I lose speed if I extend a 3.1 USB-C cable?

I would like to extend a 0.5m USB-C 3.1 cable with a female to male 2m USB-C 3.1 cable. Do I lose data transfer speed if I do this? If yes, can I somehow quantify the loss of speed?
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Speed comparison: SSD via Thunderbolt vs internal HDD

Im editing ≈75MB RAW Files with Lightroom. I have those files stored on multiple internal HDDs. To be honest: This was pretty slow. Clicking through those images and zooming in one to one takes a ...
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Does running a job remotely slow it down?

I am running some computationally expensive jobs, and would like to run them in the fastest way possible. I have three options: ssh from workstation A in network A (Ubuntu) into workstations B, C, D ...
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Is Windows slowing down when not fully updated?

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Intel i5-4210 CPU laptop. Sometimes the CPU speed will be capped at 0.77 GHZ, the temperatures are around 50° C, and the battery power setting are fine too. I have ...
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Bandwidth in communication and in physics… Faster WIFI speed?

While trying to increase the speed of my internet, I just realized how Bandwidth is understood differently in the networking world. That makes me kind of confused with why increasing a Wifi Bandwidth ...
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Why is my base speed 1GHz slower than it should be in Task Manager? [duplicate]

I have a 3.1 GHz CPU, however in Task Manager it says that the base speed is 2.1 GHz. Why is that?
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Does USB version speed matter for input devices?

We know that USB v1 - v2 -v3 has different features and signal/transfer speed, I understand that storage devices will most likely benefit from the speed feature, but does the speed affect input ...
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Opening VLC media player 3 takes a long time to open

VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is taking a long time to launch on my Windows 10 PC. It typically takes 6 seconds or more. I have a class 50 SSD, Six Core Xeon 2.90GHz, etc. How can I speed up the loading ...
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Why is Chrome much slower at loading local files than online webpages?

Chrome is very slow to load some HTML pages/websites stored locally on my SSD. For example, if I download the NumPy documentation and try to load the pages while disconnected from the Internet, it ...
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Increase keyboard rate on a USB barcode scanner?

We are using a bar code scanner to scan 2D barcodes. The scanner works as a USB device and prints out the results as if it was a keyboard. The issue is that because of the size of the data it takes ...
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Slow Read/Write speeds on Samsung 970 Evo Plus after switching to a new motherboard?

I think the problem might be that the device is using PCIe Gen. 3 x 2 instead of Gen. 3 x 4 PCIe? Is there any way to change this in the bios? I am running a PC with a 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus that ...
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Gigabit lan not going past 140mbs outside sandbox vm

sorry for the bad English. I have a gigabit connection (940mb day1 700mb tested with my laptop port today) my motherboard is an MSI z170 gaming m5, the LAN port is e2400 Atheros killer, the cable is ...
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Single file download is slow from every source, but speedtest result is fast

I get 35Mbit download result from speedtest. But my maximum download speed can't go beyond 1MB/second. I tried every browser, many different download sources wetransfer etc. Then I discovered if I ...
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Windows 10 , i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD , running very slow

Startup and behavior after that is fine. After a day's use, my system slows down a lot. I am a software developer who does freelancing work from home. I do not have particularly heavy software running ...
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Horribly slow write speed of HDD

I bought a brand new HDD(Seagate ST2000DMZ08, 2TB, 7200rpm) for my desktop PC running Windows 10, a month ago. When I installed it, I was getting about a 230mb/s read speed along with a 195mb/s write ...
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Reasons for irregular—sporadically slow to fast—USB flash drive transfer speeds

One of my USB flash drive (Sandisk 256 GB USB 3.0) is showing quite irregular transfer speeds for larger files (~4GB per file), on my Surface Pro 6. There are no other resource-intensive processes ...
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Upgrading HDD but decreasing rpm

I bought a HP desktop computer (pre-built) last year, wich had a 256GB SSD that has Windows installed on it, along with a 1TB standard HDD, that is 7200rpm. However, im now running out of space on ...
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Mouse scroll speed decreases after some period of inactivity

... and restores after off/on the mouse. Wireless mouse Logitech M705 Arch Linux up to date with KDE Plasma 5 In Windows it's OK.
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Iperf for Windows - where to find newer versions?

I have just noticed that in openSuse I have iperf version 3.5, where as on Windows I cannot find anything newer then 3.1.3, which dates from June 2016! I still assume that iperf is the most ...
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Increasing slow laptop speed with new hard drive

I have a toshiba windows 10 laptop, that initially had Windows 7 installed on it. It has 6GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5-3210m CPU. The hard disk inside is a 2012 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive, that works ...
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Qemu-Kvm Windows 7 Host Clock Speed Issue

I've installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (x64) in a kvm virtual machine using virt-manager. Clock speed on the guest OS is going berserk. Everyhing is moving fast and the system time drifts which ...
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My system becomes slow when HDD is under 100% load even though it runs on an SSD which is on ~5%

I installed the operating system and all my main programs on an SSD, but the memory is just not big enough for everything, so I use an HDD in addition to my SSD. When I'm copying something on HDD, ...
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Set SPEED and DUPLEX on NAS Buffalo

I have a Buffalo NAS (LS-QVL) with firmware 1.71-Halloween (DTCP-IP:1.65-20130731). Many years ago I enabled SSH into the NAS so I could set the speed and duplex to 100Mbps/full duplex because it was ...
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How to fill all of these fields in QoS?

I want to make the internet speed of a specific user on my router slow, but i have no background about these things. Can you tell me what should i put on each field?
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Laptop Unusually Fast in Safe Mode but Unusually Slow in Normal Mode (Windows 7)

This issue started early last week with my laptop. It boots up just fine, but after about five to ten minutes of usage, applications slow down, then eventually stop responding altogether, and I have ...
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All downloads throttled at 125 kbps

I have been trying to download a game through steam, but i have observed that download speed i get is only upto 125kbps. Whenever i try to download something through at torrent client like µTorrent , ...
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How would I measure the improvement in the speed of my computer that results from deleting temp files

In another question about the validity of the advice to delete temporary files, no answer described how they measured the speed improvement. If I delete the temp files, or allow a software program to ...
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Upload speed won't increase since upgrade [closed]

Update: This problem got fixed by completely reinstalling windows. If you have similar issues, make sure you have the right LAN drivers installed and there is no software or service running behind ...
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Why do programs like gimp not use my cpu or ram? [duplicate]

When I'm using a tool like gimp to add effects to large photos, it tends to go a bit slow. However, I have a pretty fast PC, and it is only using 15% cpu and 20% ram (the rest is mostly unused). How ...
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What is the difference between in Hdd read speed when …?

What is the difference between in HDD read speed when an HDD lists files like in file explorer and reading the files when eg. running a program ? like what is the extra work done here in detail?
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Google custom search - result page doesn't display any results when I am using AMP

I am working on a wordpress website and I am using AMP plugin to make the website AMP compatible. The mode template that I am using is native. I have an issue related to google custom search and AMP. ...
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Multiple USB streams at the same time

Some computers have multiple USB controllers, for example one on the motherboard and one on a PCIe card. Does anyone know [by actually doing it] whether data can be read from two different devices at ...
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Upload speed much higher than download speed:

On Pc, downloading speed is much lower than uploading speed. But on the same router, same wireless network other devices have downloading speed greater than uploading speed Speed test by ookla on ...
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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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