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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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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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WinSAT on Windows 10 vs Windows Server 2016 Standard

I run winsat disk -drive c on both Windows 10 (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80 GHz 2.90 GHz) and Windows Server 2016 Standard (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v4 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz (2 processors)), ...
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Which interface to choose for data-replication?

Consider a 3 node setup with each node having 2x 10GB & 6x 1GB Nic. Data replication between nodes for VM's (proxmox). I prefer working with GlusterFS for ease of migration & backup/restore. ...
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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 ...
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4TB from HDD1 to HDD2 - usb3.0 hdd docking station - dual bay or two single bay?

right now I'm transferring 4TB of files from HDD1 to HDD2 both connected to the same dual bay usb 3.0 docking station (specifically this one). The file manager of my pc says "approx. 9 hours left". ...
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file transfer from windows to linux is slower than from linux to windows

I have a linux workstation connected directly through 10G to a Windows machine. Strangely, file transfer from linux to Windows is fast (600 MB/s) whereas file transfer from windows to linux is slow (...
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Increase file management dialog speed or response

On Windows, the keyboard shortcut for permanently deleting files is shift-delete. When managing files on my computer, I find that often, I press shift-delete and then enter, only to find that the ...
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PHP File access very slow in windows

I recently noticed, that my development server set up on Windows 10 is slow as hell. I did some debugging/profiling (Prestashop 1.6) with xdebug and culprint was file_exists. Script load time was ~43s ...
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Why is file copying to a usb 3.0 flash drive so slow but downloading straight to that drive 6 times faster?

I am faced with the following scenario: I have one SSD from which the OS runs off of and one usb 3.0 flash drive and a 7GB file I want to copy from the SSD to the flash drive. The file is downloaded ...
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Why is my HDD so slow on the “4K” speed tests?

What is wrong with my speed at 4K? Why is it so slow? Or is it supposed to be like that? Is that speed okay? Why do I have such low speed at 4K?
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qbittorrent download speed affected by upload speed limit

When I set the global upload speed limit to 3KiB/sec, the download speed is about 100~300 KiB/sec, but I changed the upload speed limit to 30 KiB/sec, then the download speed increased to 5~8 MiB/sec. ...
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Which are the default computer services that should be Running in service.msc? [duplicate]

In Service.MSC there are many services that keep on running in Automatic Mode, I want to run only specific, I tried reading description of each service but it does not give me specific use of that ...
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RAM upgrading tips

I am going to increase RAM size by add another DIMM in the 2nd slot of my motherboard. My concern is how to buy RAM online with exact voltage, speed, single or dual channel. Will my mother board ...
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Poor internet speeds

I have an internet connection which the providers said that I will get 20 MBPS speed and minimum 10 MBPS it means I will have to get minimum 500 kbps download speed, but I am getting only 250-300 kilo ...