Learn about Packet Loss

The Most Overlooked Factor Affecting Network Performance – Packet Loss!

A lot of people want to improve their network performance, whether speed or latency, and spend big bucks making haphazard guesses as to what may help. I also see advanced Quality of Service apps and features built into most modern wireless routers. Needless to say, network performance is a big issue, and becoming a big industry. The ironic […]

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About Task Scheduler 2.0, and Why You Should Never Disable It

In NT6 (Vista), a major kernel and subsystems redesign occurred. The refactored subsystems are still used in Windows 10 for desktop applications, thus are still important, especially after the arguable ‘failure’ of Windows 8 Store Apps. The subsystem in question here is the Task Scheduler. In Windows XP and before, when an application wanted to start itself at […]

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The Curious Demonization of the Windows Registry

The Windows Registry is meant to serve as a shared storage location for system and application settings. It is essentially a database, has per-user hives, multiple data types, and is generally well-suited for it’s purpose. Lookups (retrieval) of registry values are extremely rapid since the keys are traversed using an optimal data tree (an algorithm […]

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CPU affinity selection dialog

When CPU Affinity Matters

When CPU affinity matters Case 1: Limit a Process’s CPU Consumption One common case where CPU affinity matters is one of CPU resource allocation. Specifically, keeping a process limited to using a certain amount of CPU time or percent of available total CPU time. By limiting a process to specific cores, you have the ability […]

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