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Throttle network bandwidth per application in Mac OS X

I notice that iTunes seems to suck up all my bandwidth and doesn’t play nice with other applications that use the web when it's downloading. In fact, it doesn't even give itself enough bandwidth when ...
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How can I throttle the bandwidth consumed by Windows Automatic Updates?

We have many Windows XP computers sharing one connection to the internet. These machines are set to download all available automatic updates and then prompt the user to install them. Whenever Patch ...
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Stop Dell from throttling CPU with power adapter

My Dell laptop is experiencing the old problem of the power adapter failing to be recognized by the computer. I know for a fact it is just a break in the data cable in the line, because if I position ...
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Can I reduce the CPU speed of my MacBook when on battery?

I've got a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo CPU. I've got CoreDuoTemp installed which can show the current speed of the CPU. It appears to always show: Mini : 1.0 GHz Maxi : 2.0 GHz Current : 2.0 GHz I ...
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How to Tell if Internet Connection is being Throttled by Provider?

I am trying to figure out how to scientifically check and prove if my connection is being throttled by my Internet provider. Last time I asked them about this issue, they denied throttling and blamed ...
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How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?

My question is a bit general but I assume there has to be a good, specific answer to my problem. I, like many, am beginning to wonder if my ISP is throttling my home internet connection. I'm not so ...
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In Prime95, why do small FFTs generate the most heat, despite CPU at 100% for all options?

I've just built a new Skylake PC, and I'm going to see about a bit of overclocking with Prime95 as a stress tester. It works fine in normal use, but with Prime95 I'm noticing a bit of CPU throttling ...
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How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent. Bell ...
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CPU utilization won't go above 30%

I have an HP Pavillion 14 laptop. Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 2 core. 2Gb RAM. Windows 10. It's running really slowly. So slow that its unusable right from the very start. I check the resource monitor and ...
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NVIDIA GPU throttling? (8800 GTS - card runs super hot)

I have an NVIDIA 8800 GTS video card installed in my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit PC. I don't run 3D apps or games all that frequently and as the card runs quite hot I'd like to see if it's possible to ...
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Does Mac OS X throttle the RATE of socket creation?

This may seem programming related, but this is an OS question. I'm writing a small high performance daemon that takes thousands of connections per second. It's working fine on Linux (specifically ...
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How to aggressively throttle background tabs in Firefox using dom.min_background_timeout_value

What are the correct settings to aggressively throttle background tabs in Firefox? Years ago I stumbled on this post explaining various about:config settings in firefox for throttling background (and ...
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Configure DD-WRT to Limit Bandwidth on Devices

I have flashed DD-WRT firmware to my TP-Link WRT841-N router, set the basic network configuration & wireless. I want to limit bandwidth on a user who is always using torrents which is causing my ...
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Ubuntu Trickle Will Not Open Chrome

I'm trying to open Chrome with trickle to throttle the upload speed so I can test a sites image uploading progress display, but the build in dev tools for chrome only allow throttling for downloads. ...
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How to control bandwidth in Firefox?

I share my internet connection, which is very slow, with two friends. When one of us tries to watch a video or download something, he usually "eats up" all the bandwidth. All of us use Firefox and ...
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Is packet loss in traceroute a sign of speed throttling?

This connection has severe connectivity issues like webpage timeouts and slow transfer speeds. Its a wireless HSDPA conection which I am accessing using a USB Modem (Huawei E303c). Executing mtr ...
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How can I log bandwidth used and throttle speeds on Windows home network?

I am researching a mobile satellite internet solution (I know it's terrible, I have my reasons). The plans are slow and they have harsh bandwidth limits. I'm a single user that is spoiled by home and ...
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trickle: throttle all programs: works for statically linked executables?

I want to use trickle on Raspbian. It seems it can be used when running an executable as follows: trickle -u {up} -d {down} {program} And it can also be used for all applications. e.g.: trickled -...
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How can I make bandwidth intensive applications have lower priority than other apps like web browsing/skype

When using bandwidth intensive applications like FTP/bittorrent/newsgroups these will often use all available bandwidth and consequently things like web browsing/video streaming/skype calls will ...
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Virtual PC Is Throttling My Host's Gigabit LAN Connection to ~100Mbps

This is very strange: it seems whenever I have the Virtual PC Console running (I don't even need to have a Virtual Machine running), my gigabit network connection gets throttled to from ~500Mbps down ...
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How to check if your ISP does video throttling?

I’ve recently changed my ISP and noticed that I no longer can watch video sites like YouTube in real time; I need to wait for buffering first. On both ISPs, my speed was same 5 megabits per second. I’...
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Are laptops designed to throttle?

Being an active laptop user I often wonder if they were designed so they are not capable to manage it's heat when they have 100 % GPU and CPU load during long time (say 2-4 hours)? There are a lot of ...
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What capabilities to look for a wifi router to avoid clogging?

I am looking for a new wireless router that should automatically distribute available bandwidth to all users connected (up to 10 via wifi), particularly avoiding situations where some (one) user sucks ...
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How to limit router bandwidth?

Is there a way to configure my (D-Link DIR-615) router to throttle down the allowed bandwidth after a certain amount of bandwidth has been used? For instance, I want my router to operate normally up ...
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Lowering the thermal throttling point on an Intel CPU

I have a laptop with the Intel i7 4700MQ processor, which I sometimes use for BOINC computing. However, in Intel XTU, I've noticed temperatures of over 80 °C for sustained periods. This temperature is ...
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Why is Windows 7 throttling my laptop CPU?

I have been dealing with this problem for months. The Computer Model: Dell XPS M1330 (specs found here; I have the full 4GB of RAM) Age: 3+ years OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 Problem ...
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How do I enable CPU throttling on an Athlon X2 4200+ under Windows 7?

My desktop computer is constantly running at 2200MHz even at idle load, and the fan is always at full speed. Cool'n'Quiet is enabled in the BIOS, but the options to set the Maximum and Minimum CPU ...
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Windows GPU throttling

It seems like I'm missing something about GPU throttling. I thought that it is a low-level mechanism of the GPU itself which lowers the frequency when the GPU is running too hot. However, I've faced ...
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Why is DNS the first thing to go when my connection is busy?

It seems like whenever I have reached the apparent limits of my download/upload rate (or just been throttled), the first thing that will start to slow or timeout completely is DNS lookups. Normally I ...
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Is the Windows Update responsible for CPU throttling?

Windows 10 forced me into an update on Thursday evening and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. Or so I thought. I did notice at the time that for some peculiar reason Intel HD Graphics ...
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How can I “throttle” an application so that it doesn't use 100% CPU?

I use Arch Linux. I run the closed-source application Spotify. Recently, it's been displaying a very nasty bug though where it will use 100% of my CPU. My computer has been having some cooling ...
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Can I throttle downloads in Firefox 12?

How can I throttle my downloads in Firefox 12? Like a global setting, "Maximum download speed: 20kbps". And thereby every download would share that maximum download pool of 20kbps.
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Rate limiting uTorrent and Vuze on local network

I'm doing some research about these two clients and for that I need to have a small swarm (40+ clients) that acts just like a normal swarm. I managed to get some virtual machines up and running but ...
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How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?

My ISP enforces a monthly bandwidth cap of 250GB. Normally, that would be plenty, but Netflix is burning through my month's supply in about three weeks! How can I force Netflix to use less bandwidth?...
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Bandwidth Throttle for linux

The Throttle Firefox extension doesn't work on linux. Is there a utility for linux that could throttle the bandwidth usage for a particular program/process, or even the entire system? Main usage ...
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Windows is setting a 1GBit connection down to 100mbit

My current network should support wired 1Gbit connection. It used to be 1Gbit on my PC, but some time ago Windows started to see it as 100mbit. After trying several things, I am 100% it is an OS issue....
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Dell G5 5587 Intel Core i7 8750H throttling

I have a problem with my laptop Dell G5 5587 and its CPU Intel Core i7 8750H. I have bought this laptop in December last year and since then I've encountered a power throttling on CPU (more ...
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No throttling of any kind but processor freq sticks at 0.8 Ghz and Power ~ 8W

I have Dell XPS 9650, i7-7700Hq, GTX 1050, 512GB SSD, 16GB DD4, 4K. I find no throttling as in Thermal, Power limit, Current limit, MB VR (from Intel XTU), No Limit reasons from ThrottleStop, No "Yes"...
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How to get statistics of CPU throttling?

My dmesg output says that the CPUs are throttled, because of the temperature. [ 1283.260276] CPU3: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1) [ 1283.260277] CPU2: Core ...
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Add virtual network interface to limit internet traffic?

The setup is as follows: I have a server with one network card in my LAN network. Now I want to limit the upload / download speed from / to the server but not the speed within the local network. ...
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Location Based Bandwidth Throttling In Live Update?

In Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 (RU4), we've been having an issue with Live Update smashing the links to our smaller sites. I've done a bit of digging around Symantec's site, but can't figure ...
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Window Server 2012 throttling incoming IPv6 network file sharing operations

Short version IPv4 download from server: fast IPv4 upload to server: fast IPv6 download from server: fast IPv6 upload to server: slow Full version I am copying files from a GBe desktop to a GBe ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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COX throttling my internet connection, anything I can do?

So it appears that when cox notices an internet connection using a Bittorrent client, they throttle ALL internet for that customer. I just got home from being away for a few months, and the first day ...
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Wrong CPU temp sensor reading?

Recently I have noticed that a game that used to run at a constant 60 fps on my pc is not doing so anymore, I haven't played a game for a while but ran this game (batman arkham knight) for my nephew ...
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How to check whether my ISP is throttling my torrent/streaming speed? [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as this one, but unfortunately no helpful answer was provided, and the OP accepted a non-answer! So I guess I should ask again, here. Recently I am having streaming ...
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How do I detect network traffic, and dynamically throttle a server's connection?

I have a Raspberry Pi running a computer program that requires a lot of network bandwidth. In order to prevent the Raspberry Pi from using up all of our bandwidth provided by the ISP, I want to ...
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My 65W laptop does charge using USB-C only but is the computer slower because of that?

I use my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5480) both as a mobile device and as a desktop replacement. At home I hook up a USB keyboard, mouse, USB DAC, as well as ethernet and HDMI cables to it. Getting a ...
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Cpu underclock when plugged in

My laptop underclocks itself when charging(I have Dell original OEM charger). The clock speed drops from 2.2ghz to 500mhz. I've tried configuring the power settings and BIOS settings,disabling ...
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How can I determine if my Intel CPU does throttle?

I have a Dell M6600 Laptop with an Intel Core-i7 CPU, and it is becoming pretty loud and hot recently, and slows down. I suspect that the CPU gets very hot, and would like to see if the thermal ...