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The Processor Queue Length is the number of threads that are ready to run on the processor but cannot because of another active thread. A bottleneck on a processor is considered to be when the number of threads in the queue is more than two times the number of processor cores over a continuous period.

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The disk queue length reports on the number of outstanding operations to a particular volume. Although Windows allows reporting separate queue length for read and write operations, the current aggregate value is really the one that matters. A good rule of thumb is that there should never be more than half the number of spindles in the queue length. If you have a 10-disk RAID volume, the queue length should be less than 5. Such a recommendation calls for capacity headroom to enable peak handlings.

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Nearly all CPUs today are multi-core: they contain several processing units that can handle different tasks at once.

However, the benefits of adding more cores aren’t always spelled out. What’s the difference between single-threaded and multithreaded applications? What is Hyper-Threading, and how is it different from normal multithreading?

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is a hardware innovation that allows more than one thread to run on each core. More threads means more work can be done in parallel.

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Core Parking is a feature, that dynamically selects a set of processors that should stay idle and not run any threads based on the current power policy and their recent utilization. This decreases energy consumption and therefore reduces heat and power usage. In Windows 11/10/8/7, we normally have to manually edit Registry entries to enable or disable this feature, and it requires a reboot.

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Diskperf Command is a Microsoft Windows command for starting and stopping disk performance counters for Performance Monitor. Counters for the objects Logical Disk (partition) and Physical Disk (drive) are disabled by default because a performance hit of a few percent can occur if they are enabled. You must run the diskperf command prior to monitoring disk activity with Performance Monitor.

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EAN stands for European Article Number. This is a labelling system that uses numbers to identify a specific manufacturer’s retail products in the European market. It is a distinctive number that cannot be replicated on other products.

EAN code is a barcode generated by GS1 and used to tag merchandise in preparation for selling on eCommerce sites and other online platforms. It is usually 8 or 13 digits long and globally accepted.

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If we were to switch to a dozenal counting system as well as to a dozenal measuring system, our clocks would have to change; it’s just that simple. We were able to keep the 60-divisions circle for our clocks in spite of counting in decimal because we use twenty-four hours, each of which divides into twelve neat little packets of 5 divisions (minutes/seconds) each. Some duodecimal advocates, when discussing time, think no further than slapping two new digits on the clock face in place of 11 & 12; but it is actually a much more complex issue.

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Metric Time is an attempt to create a decimalized time system for our modern base-10 using world. This is a neglected part of the Metric System (or SI) which has created a whole measuring system based on 10 for mass, distance, volume, etc., but no official decimalized time units for normal day-to-day use. Since any system for measuring time is arbitrary, we should be using one that is most practical for us.

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There is no way to encrypt the contents of an HTML page or Javascript. This article explains how to easily decrypt any page encrypted with one of the popular products for this - ProtWare HTML Guardian.

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The Windows Experience Index (WEI) measures the capability of your computer’s software and hardware configuration. After computation and keeping all the factors in mind, it expresses its conclusions as a number. This is called a base score.

This tutorial will show you how to get the Windows Experience Index (WEI) score in Windows 10 or Windows 11 to help measure the capability of your PC without 3rd party programs.

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