Slow comp, grrr...

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  1. KingdomBlade
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    Okay, I download tons of stuff, and it's always about 50-60 kb/s. And, then I see the comments for the things I download (mostly torrents but some other stuff). "Wow! Thanks dude. Downloading at 300kb/s". I recheck our brochure for our connection. It says that the speed is 300kb/s usually. Then, when I check the ip adress from a site, it says the speed is like 300kb/s. Then why is it that it's 50kb/s only?

    Then, everything on my comp seems to work slowly. And it hangs a lot. My space is incredibly free. There's about 100GB left. I really need something to make it faster. I tried defragmenting, didn't help that much.

    IntelÂ
    Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHz
    1.79GHz, 512 MB of RAM

    That's what it says on system properties.

    Running on XP with Service Pack 2.
     
  2. elixirdream

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    quite a number of factors could contribute to slow download speed

    download speed? the problem could be on the other side (location, isp, server, download limit)!
    my max is 510kb/s but i usually get around 100-200kb/s from sites that i often fetch my stuff
    if i go to microsoft and download some updates it will easily reach my max

    Your pc is slow?
    mind telling us your specs?

    EDIT:
    your pc is a little old
    in order to run your PC faster is better you have 1GB of RAM (best 2GB)

    how many processes are running behind the background?
    bring out task manager (ctrl+alt+del)
     
  3. Golfman560

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    Well if there internet is slow there could be hundreds of reasons why. You're computer specs aren't the issue, its either what you're running on your computer (Firewall and antivirus would be the only ones affecting it, or a virus) or its actually hardware issues of your connection. That could be distance between your house and the server, whether your ISP checks your connections, whether your router sucks or not, or how many people your ISP caters to on a single telephone wire.

    Check to see if its your firewall, find a file download it with the firewall on just to be sure, then turn the firewall off and download it again. If the speeds are completely different check your firewall settings. If they aren't, check all the wires that are internet related. If that doesn't do anything call your ISP and tell them you aren't getting what you're paying for and they'll check it out.

    Edit: Just noticed you're in the Philippines, the people saying they're getting 300kb/s are probably in the US or Europe and are much closer to the servers
     
  4. KingdomBlade
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    My server is in Manila, which isn't that far. According to my IP.

    Vuze and Chrome are both firewall exempted. I checked it. I'm using the Avira Firewall.
     
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    Government wiretapping? Maybe the stuff your downloading don't have as many seeds as they used to so they aren't going as fast.
     
  6. KingdomBlade
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    It's usually the same if it has 10 seeds or 10000 seeds.
     
  7. OtakuGamerZ

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    Hm...I heard something called the "half open limit fix" could help speed up when it seems the seeds aren't working. Something about Microsoft only allowing 10 connections at a single moment so 10000 seeds=10. This lets you change the limit.
     
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    Are there other people in the house sharing the same connection?
     
  9. Chris_Skylock

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    if you are downloading torrents, it'll be the first priority when you are using a router or a shared connection..

    50KB/s isnt bad for a 100MB file. usually takes you 2 hours. you are using torrents? expect slow downs and less seeds. search very well and dont download the first one you see, go to other one.

    In the Philippines, you are allowed to download almost everything. WAHAHAHAHAHA

    You need a fast Processor and 2GB of RAM at minimum to achieve fast communication.

    Trust me, Im used to this stuff.
     
  10. Maz7006

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    I wouldn't complain bout that speed for torrents, but if its for plaything, contact your ISP, by reading your above posts it doesn't seem that you have the problem. Phone them up, ask about your account, maybe your abusing way too much, and hence they have throttled your speed (yet again that's only an assumption)
     
  11. KingdomBlade
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    Yeah, but I download 700mb movies.
     
  12. elixirdream

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    actually it depends on what software you use to download torrent
     
  13. KingdomBlade
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    I searched, the software doesn't affect the speed. Whether it's uTorrent or Vuze, it's the same.
     
  14. elixirdream

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    it depends i guess
    for me it does [​IMG]

    i used to use bitcomet to download stuff~! a 700mb file could take 1 week - 1 month
    after switching to thunder is only an hour to a day [​IMG]
    i reckon the software is resource and bandwidth hogging