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Poor CPU utilization & slow PC speed

Q: Poor CPU utilization & slow PC speed

I have:
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 (Quad core) 2.8 GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte: GA-P55-UD3P P55 1156 pin DDR3
RAM: Patriot Signature 4GB 2 Ghannel Kit DDR3 1333 (for Intel 775 pin, Intel p55, AM3)

The set-up is about 1 year old & my 2TB HD rarely shows defrag at worse than 0.5%, most partitions are 0.0%.
On the whole I consider my computing is slow.
Slow to load, slow to wake up, slow to launch programs, & slow to shut down.

What infuriates me is that only very rarely do I see CPU utilisation higher than 20%, & then it's usually around 37% doing flat out file copying. Also very frequently below10%.
I have a couple of widgets providing this info:
Core Temp reports RAM usage.
CPU Usage shows the utilisation average & with each of 8 "cores".
As I write now I observe the RAM usage at between 40 & 60% while the CPU usage is only 12%.
Simultaneously TaskManager shows 00 CPU usage for all running processes.

Can anyone offer some explanation (I'd be happy to run any recommended benchmark tests) or what I might do to sort this out.
I can remember when my first Pentium II processor seemed just as fast although that rapidly lost speed.

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A: Poor CPU utilization & slow PC speed

You shouldn't expect more than a small percentage of CPU usage, so that is normal.
Same with RAM, except that 2GB of RAM is pretty normal too.
If you really think that your computer has a problem, it would most likely be virus related.

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Hello!

Have spent (wasted?) better part of the last 5 days (not counting days previous to this current round of troubleshooting) trying to save my PC and sanity. Have limited funds; need free fix.

Running XP, 64-bit. Deleted unused, unwanted folders/files, uninstalled bad programs, cleaned system w/CCleaner, have MalwareBytes Pro & MSSE for protection. Believe have pared down startup programs to minimum so don't have to mess with starting programs like iTunes (as far as I can tell, am only running 5 programs at startup). Added external hard drive last summer. At first it did the trick; now, worse than ever (I installed & used it w/o knowing enough about it). Sometimes PC runs like bunny & I get so hopeful! Then, it runs like molasses, and "tech rage" soars again. Though am largely self-taught, I suspect that something is running in background that doesn't need to be. I can't find it, though. Have checked Task Manager, but am not knowledgeable as to what all those things are unless has name of program. In addition, when updating/downloading/uninstalling/deleting program, I discover that some app or program like MalwareBytes, MSSE, Games (i.e., solitaire, freecell that comes already installed w/PC), will drop off desktop at unpredictable times. Doesn't happen every time.

So, I study the forums faithfully, and am hoping I have understood directions for submitting Hijack This info. I need this PC for my job. And, after coming so far ... Read more

A:Solved: Exhausted, Poor, and Need to Speed Up Slow PC

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Am having some performance issues with regard to bootup and internet connection speed. I have DSL but the fastest download rate I can get is 170kbps and should be around 1200kbps for my area. Is there someplace I can check the settings and or restore defaults. The other problem is that when the blue dell logo appears startup it just sits there for 5 to 10 minutes before finally booting up. Any advice or help that might guide me in the right direction would be appreciated. System is a Dell Dimension 700mhz P3 WinXP/SP2.

Thanks

A:Slow startup and poor internet transfer speed

Generally it is best to break up your post into separate posts for each problem, but let me take a stab.1. Have you used one of the on-line tests to determine your exact d/l speed?http://www.dslreports.com/toolsIf this tests significantly lower than the speed promised by your provider, you should call its tech support so they can check your connexion.2. There may be several causes for slow booting.One of the most common is that your computer is loading too many unneeded applications when it starts up. There are many applications, such as Spybot Search and Destroy, that list what is being loaded on start up and allows you to delete them. To determine which to delete, look these up at BC's Startup database.A second possible cause is spyware, which can be removed by several good, free applications like Ad-Aware SE.Another possible cause is lack of maintenance. Deleting junk and unneeded files, running scandisk, and defragging should be done on a regular basis.Hope this helps,Regards,John

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Hello all tech guy users!!

I am having a really frustrating time with my wifi signal recently.
Here are the symptoms:

Max distance from router in which I can receive a signal is about 15 ft
Really slow upload and download speeds from MY laptop only.My fiance's laptop had a DL speed of 18Mps, and I don't remember the UL, but it was much better than mine. Screenshot to follow...
Internet will drop out while I still show connectivity to the router and then seconds later the router signal will drop out completely
Just now my signal dropped out and from my laptop which is sitting three feet from my fiance's laptop. Hers has internet just fine...
What I have tried so far:

Changed Routers
Changed broadcast channel on both routers
Updated the driver for my wireless network adapter
Virus Scan
Malwarebytes Full Scan
Xirrus Wifi Inspector run. Screenshot to follow
Removed Windows' ability to shut off my network adapter to save energy
This problem occurred for the first time one week ago today. I have been getting by since then, but the hassle is getting to me.
Full disclosure time...
Right before this happened, I had an issue with my laptop where the battery was not getting a charge. I tested the power available to the plug and found the proper voltage there. I took the cover off of the laptop and found that a solder joint between the power plug and one of the wires had come loose. I re-soldered the wire and it charged up no problemo...I took the cover back off ... Read more

A:Poor Wifi Range and Slow Speed all of the sudden

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Well not incredibly high, just higher than the utilization amount.
 
I just reset my computer about a week ago because of some problems that were happening. When I started using it I got an average of 6 Mbps according to task manager, but my programs were using around 1 Mbps shared between all of them according to resource monitor.
I don't have any network throttle at all. 
 
Anyway to fix this? I know this isn't supposed to happen because before I reset my computer this didn't occur.
Thanks,
Mark
 

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I recently set up a ftp server running on my new 10/10 (mbit) fiber line and i've been noticing some speed problems.

Both over FTP aswell as Http transferee protocols I've been noticing upload (others downloading from m server) being slow capping at aprox 200kb/sec, However when i use a program such as SKype to send my files to my buddies it goes up to 800-850kb/sec (yes the same people who downloaded for 200 from ftp/http.

Now i was wondering if there is possible to fix so the ftp server uses maximum bandwith aswell?

any help appreciated
 

A:Poor speed over FTP

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I just installed sprint dsl today, decided to check my speeds and found out they were really low, compared to what they advertised, for instance 265download as opposed to 500, i checked my distance from the CO and i am 1.3 miles so that cannot be the problem, i have double checked my connections splitters,filters etc, and still to no avail, i tried using the TCPoptimizer and when it recommended i change my mtu to 576 i gave up on that, as you know by now i have not tweaked my os, i will be grateful for any resources you guys can give, recommended software tweaks or manual registry entries anything at all.

THANKS

XP PRO
800Mhz intel chipset
256 ram
sprint {supplied} dsl modem
40 gigs HD
 

A:Poor Dsl Speed...help!!!

First off, make sure that your interior wiring is optimal, I'd personally run a direct connection from the telco terminal point to your modem using good twisted pair wire, and put a single filter on the other leg that goes to all the telephone equipment. Poor wiring and multiple filters will degrade the DSL connection significantly.
 

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Hi all,
 
 
I am having incredibly slow downloading speed. 
 
I have updated XP. Unpluged n plugged in Modem. Reduced running applications. Ran Malwarebtyes...Symantec...and SUPERantispyware.
 
and still no dice.
 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciate.

A:Poor Download Speed

What do you get with this speed test?  http://www.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/#ftag=MKT0d12852?ftag=CAD9f89b0c .
 
Do you use a router?

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Hi,
My wifi connection between my PC and my router seems to be kind of slow as it reaches max around 50 Mbps. I'm not talking about my internet speed but about the speed between my PC and my router.

I have this setup
- Archer T4U USB 802.11 ac (drivers updated)
- USB 3
- Airport Extreme router 802.11 ac (5Ghz only)
- PC is about 3 meters away from the router without any walls or electronic devices in between
- All other equipment (MacBook, iPhone) do not have wifi speed issues. From the same point as the PC, I get much higher speeds (500Mbps)

What could be wrong?

My rig:

PCPartPicker part list: Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB - System Build - PCPartPicker
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter

cheers,
Tex

A:Poor LAN wifi speed

Originally Posted by TexTwil


Hi,
My wifi connection between my PC and my router seems to be kind of slow as it reaches max around 50 Mbps. I'm not talking about my internet speed but about the speed between my PC and my router.

I have this setup
- Archer T4U USB 802.11 ac (drivers updated)
- USB 3
- Airport Extreme router 802.11 ac (5Ghz only)
- PC is about 3 meters away from the router without any walls or electronic devices in between
- All other equipment (MacBook, iPhone) do not have wifi speed issues. From the same point as the PC, I get much higher speeds (500Mbps)

What could be wrong?

cheers,
Tex



adjacent channels ?

The free inSSIDer 3.1.2.1 network analyser will tell you what you need to know about your local network and througput configuration including WIFI overcrowdinng ,overlapping and adjacent channel networks ,other newtorks (neiboors ) but outside of driver ,fiewall ,port configuration or HDWE problems .

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I purchased an Mblaze 1 week ago It is a dongle (Modem) from MTS.. 10 Gb usage is free. But the speed is 10 kbps averagely. I reside in between tollygunge and behala. Their website is not down.
Steps I tried
1. Win R + Recent, Prefetch, %temp%
2. TCP optimiser
3. Complainign at customer care
4. I tried it with Windows 7 (64 bit) & Xp (32 bit)
5. Uninstalling other network softwares like nokia pc suit & micromax
6. Disabling avast
7. tower is OK

Can anyone please help me?
 

A:Mblaze Poor Speed

Doesn't help if their website is down... Can you explain what is Mblaze is?
 

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I don't know if I've got Malware problem or not. I've run Malware Bytes and SAS several time and they are not reporting anything interest.I cloned my HD which was almost completely full to a faster, larger drive and did a defrag. Everything still almost unusablly slow.Here's my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:35:27 AM, on 7/7/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\aniServ.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S40RP7.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Sha... Read more

A:Very slow and 100% utilization, tskmgr.exealmost always at 33% CPU

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Regarding camera issue of mine it's not covered in warranty no damage has been found on phone just on lense what a coincidence I asked for quotation or in written that this will be covered out of warranty service center denied that why I had to voice record there statement 1st on call your excutive said who camera is covered in warranty because camera is single unit she told me bout company and all. And I had Moto X2 for almost 2 year that camera's lenses is bigger that this phone but never got any quality issues with that used iPhone 5s for more than 2 year not even a single spot on lense had Nexus 5 for over 2 year even bigger lense but nothing even tempered glass that cost around INR 7 on my screen lasts for 3 month on my phone but in this phone 100% of back is of glass but no scratches on back but just on camera there is glare type effect and service center said this is physically damaged and not be covered in warranty and I have to pay INR 230+ for quotation orally and approximately they said INR 1000 and even after repair will not be covered in warranty. After use of 25-30 days of normal usage I have to spent INR 1000. So in a year I have to spend INR 14760 on this phone maintenance if I want to use this phone's camera. I think I had make a BIGGEST mistake choosing LENOVO for 1st time. I want a solution or permanent fix for this issue. I am attaching photograp and voice recordings and call records how much I had to suffered and I had to wait for almost 3 hours just... Read more

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I have avast anti-virus and recently downloaded Malwarebites each removed a series of corrupted files/keys/registries/values. 
 
However, my internet download speed is still absolutely pathetic. I have a 12mbps connection and when tested through speedtest.net I am barely pushing 1mbps. 
 
Please help me fix my baby! Please. 

A:poor internet download speed

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WinXP Home SP2
Recently upgraded ADSL connection from 1Mb to 2MB.
Problem:
Although the tray icon says I am connected at 2.2MB ADSL, my download speeds are no better than when I had a 1Mb connection.
All speed tests including Bts own show a download speed of only 126KB/sec.
BT is unable to explain but believe its got something to do with my system rather than their service, which seems logical considering the tray icon shows 2MB connection.
No antivirus running, only zone alarm.
What could be wrong?
 

A:Poor download speed but 2MB connection!

The fact that the tray icon says 2.2MB doesnt mean its not he BT service.

But in case it is the system, first off, disable any third party firewall you are using and use the xp firewall instead (not permanently, just for testing)

Also go here

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

download hijack this, create a folder for it, unzip to the folder, run it from there and post a log
 

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WinXP Home SP2
Recently upgraded ADSL connection from 1Mb to 2MB.
Problem:
Although the tray icon says I am connected at 2.2MB ADSL, my download speeds are no better than when I had a 1Mb connection.
All speed tests including Bts own show a download speed of only 126KB/sec.
BT is unable to explain but believe its got something to do with my system rather than their service, which seems logical considering the tray icon shows 2MB connection.
No antivirus running, only zone alarm.
What could be wrong?
 

A:Poor dowmload speed but 2Mb connection!

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Hi,
I have 2 laptop PC's.
One is running Windows 7 the other Windows 8.1.
If I do a speed test to speedtest.net (or any other site for that matter) I get vastly diffent speeds on the 2 PC's.

On the Win 7 PC I get a download speed of 85Meg. (Wireless or ethernet).
On the Win8.1 PC I get a download speed of 4Meg. (Wireless or ethernet).

If I start the win 8 pc in safe mode with networking the speed increases to 20meg.
Reboot and its back to 4 meg.

I have tried lots of different suggestions that I have found whilst searching the web, but nothing works.

The win 7 pc is a Packard Bell and the win 8 is an HP.

I am finding this incredibly frustrating.

Any ideas / suggestions anybody?

A:Poor download speed on Win 8.1 compared to Win 7

Just an update folks.

I reverted my Win 8.1 pc to win 8.

Pre revertion speedtest.net gave 4 Meg download speed. 11Meg upload.

Post revertion (i.e. PC now running win 8) speedtest.net gave 40 Meg download speed. 11Meg upload.

I think this proves that 8.1 seriously affects my download speed.

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I recently got a new Wireless card LB-Link BL-LW04-A2.
I'm able to connect to my wifi and I get 4 bar connection yet my download speed is 1mb. If I put my laptop in exactly the same place that gets about 20-30 mb download speed.

I have spoke to my ISP and they have said it's not a fault at their end. I'm thinking it could be braise my driers are out of date for my wireless card. I've been on the manufacturers website and there are new drivers but it won't let me download them.

Can someone please help me

Thanks in advance

A:Very poor Internet connection/speed

definitely try to update the drivers for the wireless card. Thats the first thing i would do. Then in addition to that; i would power cycle both the modem and router(if you have a router). Unplug both(if applicable) and wait about 1 minute or so; then plug the modem in first; and let that boot; then plug the router in and let that boot and see if it helps resolve the issue.

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I am getting pitifully poor transfer speeds from an XP box to 2003 box. Ive tried using ftp, as well as other copy programs, even cmd line.

Task manager indicates that with any single connection I top out at about 5% of the 100MB capacity. I can open several connections and transfer in parallel with each connection topping out around 250KB until the processor gives out from too many concurrent tasks.

Interestingly, I tried ftpng to a different machine which then referenced the drive on the target through a network share. For some reason this setup tripled speed per connection (750-800) but still no where near theoretical limits. Again I can open several concurrent transfers, each topping out at about the same speed until the processor gives out... the best I have achieved so far is about 20% utilization.

The drives in question are all 7200 RPM with 16MB buffers (IDE). I have also tried different controllers on the source and target machines without change.

This leaves me to believe that the nics or the switch may be the bottleneck. However, I do not understand why a net share from a different cpu was faster than straight to the target. I also fail to understand why I cannot acheive the same 20% utilization off a single connection?

I have looked around for settings in XP or 2003 that might limit individual connection speeds but nothing seemed to make a difference.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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Ok, let me start from the get go I recently did a system restore on my comp and just got the updates microsoft let's you get. This is a two part question the other part is in hard drive support.

So I just did a restore and now my comp does that thing when your computer is laggy and you drag a box and it is really slow and such. like it makes 3 boxes behind it. it's not like making like a thousand boxes but it's very slow at moving. like when I scroll down in my browser it's very slow and looks like multiple refreshes. is there anything I can do to help this. Maybe it's related but when I boot my comp it'll say something about intel media cable not found or something I'll edit with specifics.

EDIT #1: Also this might help I get streaming videos perfectly. It doesn't lag on those at all.

A:[SOLVED] Oh **** poor refresh speed

hello Matt

have you ever run a (sfc) befor , this checks your core system files

also try running all your spyware scans and antivirus programs you may have restored to a time where your pc was infected

did you

defrag , disk cleanup, also a scan disk after the restore ,check your drivers in the device manager ?

i will be looking at you harddrive post now !! it might be the prob.

Mike

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Hi guys

Plz help.

I have a new HPG62 laptop and in recent weeks my internet speed has taken a servere nosedive. BT have renewed the cabling to property but connection still poor.

My LAN is showing as disabled in the task manager and my Wireless Network connection is connected and shows a link speed of about 19Mbps.

What can I do to speed up my connection?

Recent speedtest (prior to BT visit) showed:
download speed during test: 87 Kbps
acceptable range 50 - 250 Kbps
DSL connection rate: 1824 Kbps (down) 448 Kbps (up)
IP profile for line: 135 Kbps
 

A:Poor broadband connection/speed

Ok:Some questions.
What was the speed prior to "nosedive ?
Make and model of modem and router?
What speed are you paying for ?
If your download speed is 87 kbps,that is truly pathetic.How did you determine this ?
Are you supposed to have both a lan connection(
Ethernet cable connected to the router) and a wireless connection ?
If just wireless,may we see:
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_...g_a_Screenshot

May we see the results of a speedtest?
http://www.speedtest.net/
 

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Just got my laptop today and there seem to be an issue with 256G SSD drive. Installing anything takes the drive up to 100%, takes longer than usual and nothing can be done at the same time, trying to run any applications just freezes until drive usage goes back to normal.

Tried automated driver update detection, that failed. Looked into BIOS update and I am running the latest version. Reinstall Intel controller, no help.

Any ideas? Am I sending it back? Thank you

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having had this yoga700 14 for a year ,a nd today it is dead , no power at all , the  the LED indicator light is not on even with the adapter plug in . ONE year , this is the shotest life laptap that I have ever own. And I have had it sent to Lenovo's depot center four times in this one year . I can only say that their skill is terrible , every time I received my computer from the cemter , my computer would have some new ugly scratches and some sign and distorting edge which was apparently caused by improper disassembly operations. A month ago the computer could not boot up , and it was sent in again and they replaced the motherboard . in just a month, it completely  dies now ,  it does not have power at all, the power led indicator does not turn on at all , even if I have tried several confirmed working adapters. So you can see how poor their quality is   warranty is expired now , I m really disappointed with this first lenovo product I owned  , it was the first and it would be the last lenovo product in my life.       

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I have high speed broadband. On my desktop, when I run speedtest.net, I get approx. 170-180 Mbps

If I disconnect the ethernet cable from the desktop and connect it to the notebook, and run speedtest.net, I only get 85 Mbps.

Any ideas?

T

A:[SOLVED] Poor Broadband Speed on Notebook

The Ethernet port on the laptop may only be rated at 10/100. Meaning the highest it could receive is 100 Mbps.

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Hi there, I know nothing about computers but I have a big issue for the past two weeks now since I got the internet in , I have been on the phone to my internet provider over and over and to the computer supplier about this but still don't know what the cause is. I am using a second hand fully working dell pc with no issues other than my broadband speed to the house is supposed to be good and no faults on line they say, but speed to computer is hardly anything at all, 0.3 for the wifi and with the cable it is 9.0 which would be ok but picture quality when trying to downlaod movies /you tube is still unwatchable with or without the cable although much better with cable , Iv been told connection is fine and to the lap top it is but not to the pc . Nobody seems to be able to tell me whether this is because the pc is old (new monitor) or if there is a fault on the line that they are just not picking up. i'm ruuning out of ideas now, any help would be great. Thanks
 

A:very poor broadband speed to old DELL refurbished PC

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With Bluetooth ON, WiFi download speed is very slow and intermittent.  With Bluetooth OFF it's fine.  I've installed the latest WiFi Adapter driver.  It makes no difference.  Shouldn't I be able to have both WiFi and Bluetooth operational at the same time?  My other computer and devices can do so.   Do I have a hardware problem or a setup issue?  Just purchased the computer.

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Change properties to properly So I'm having a few problems with my computer that have built up from accidentally clicking on ads and going to bad sides, when I go to IE11 for the first time of the day after turning on my computer my add ons aren't there and it tells me my add ons are disabled and to choose add ons, the same thing happens after closing IE11. Along with this when I go to watch a video on hulu or you tube it says I can't watch it because I need the latest version of flash player when I already have it and it works in google chrome, though after I get my add ons on Internet explore to show up by letting videos play on google chrome it works. Now I can't even watch hulu at all but you tube works as long as the add ons are there. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, I'm just trying to give the detail I was told to give. Another problem I'm having is choppy videos, especially with google chrome. IE11 isn't nearly as bad as google chrome, when I play videos there it's really really choppy and recently the sound started getting choppy, I should be able to watch videos in both browsers with no choppiness at all you know? With that, the only other symptoms I can think of is logging in to a site and posting in forums not working in IE anymore and speed, I noticed a youtube video actually had to stop and load for a bit (I know crazy right?) A couple other things is turning on IE or other stuff like word takes longe... Read more

A:Poor speed and videos not playing properties

I don't know if I got the gmer part right, it wouldn't save to my desktop just to documents where I couldn't find it when I went there, and it wouldn't open it with the notepad for me to copy it so I just pressed the copy button. I think it saved it in an alternate dimension. Is it right?
 

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12 years with the same ISP.
11 MBPS has been our usual internet speed[pay for up to 20mbps]
Never had issues.

6 months ago and almost without fail:
Between 530pm to 11pm Speed becomes less 1 mpbs and complete internet drops
The last month, this started happening increasingly during other times of the day.
7-9 MBPS is now typical when the internet speed is not acting up, not 11MBPS typical like in the past 12 years

Everything has been changed out trying to solve the internet speed; modems,routers, wires.
Problems occurs both with a wireless and direct internet connection.
Internet comes through telephone lines.
Have not added any new household electrical appliances
Just a 1 to 3 devices may be connected to the internet at the same time. That was the same for years.
Did all the reboots , all along.
The ISP has 'taken steps' along the way at their end to try to solve the issue. They have checked the house inside and out. And said the connection is fine.

STILL
Get 6-8MBPS not 11mbps like in the past 12 years
The internet drops to less than 1 mbps between 530pm to 11pm almost every night.
There is almost no ISPs competition in my area
I have spent about about $10,000 with this ISP over 12 years
 

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Hi there, I turn once again to the place where I usually get help when I feel lost

The problem
Slow speed performance when surfing. It usually takes 5-10 seconds just to connect to the adress, whereafter everything seems to load in normal speed. Sometimes the loading as subpar as well but it's mainly the annoyingly long initiation time to connect to an adress

What's wierd
1. Speed tests I've done show I have 98% upload/download and around 5ms response time, which is near perfect. This does not reflect my actual performance at all though.
2. At work my usual webpages are loading at instant speed. At home I have lousy loading times.
3. Occurs both for firefox and IE
4. All duplex modes have been tested and does not improve performance
5. Everything was fine up until 2-3 months ago when I noticed a sudden dip in performance. It has stayed that way since then. I can't recall any major changes I did to hardware or software during that time.
6. Broadband provider company is at a loss (their support is crappy of course) but I might push them further to resolve the issue as a last resort.

Technical specifics
I'm using
* 10/10 Mbit u/d broadband via cable TV
* windows xp sp3
* firefox 3, latest update
* Avira Antivir Personal
* standard broadband provider modem, using TP-cable, not wireless
* standard integrated network card
* Not sure if other hardware specifics are relevant (probably not) so I'll list them at request

My Question
How do I go about f... Read more

A:Solved: Poor broadband speed issue

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hi guys...just bought a new system.

im having a problem with my unchached speed and memory performance...any ideas whats the problem?.

heres a rundown compliments of pcpitstop.

http://pcpitstop.com/TechExpress.asp?id=A74ESW607NVSXJXG
 

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I just purchased a Linksys E2000 the other day. I've been trying to stream recorded HD TV programs (.wtv files) from my desktop PC to my PS3 (via CAT6 cables) and have been unsuccessful so far. So i decided to try to troubleshoot the problem.
Here is a brief explanation of my network. I have the above mentioned router with my PC (Pentium 4 3.2Ghz with HT, 7200 rpm hard drive, 2GB ram, windows 7 pro) , my brother's PC (Core2Duo, 7200 rpm hard drive, 4GB ram, windows 7 pro), and my PS3 connected to it. The PS3 and my PC (pentium 4) are connected to the router via cat6 cables. My brother's PC(core2duo) is connected to the router via a cat5 cable. Both Ethernet cards have up to date drivers, and I updated the firmware of the router.

The first thing I tried was to try to stream the .wtv files from my brothers PC. This worked flawlessly.
Next I ran Totusoft's LAN Speed test both PC's by selecting a shared folder on the opposite PC. Here were the results:
Running on my PC selecting a shared folder on the my brother's PC: Write 81mbps, Read 83mbps
Running on my brother's PC selecting a shared folder on my PC: Write 130mbps, Read 160mbps

This would seem to narrow my problem down to my PC
After taking a closer look at my PC, I noticed under the Networking tab of the task manager, my network utilization never goes above 11%.
What could be causing this? All possibilities I found from a quick Google search all dead ended. One weird thing I noticed is that in the ... Read more

A:Low network utilization/slow file transfers (wired)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kwalls007


I just purchased a Linksys E2000 the other day. I've been trying to stream recorded HD TV programs (.wtv files) from my desktop PC to my PS3 (via CAT6 cables) and have been unsuccessful so far. So i decided to try to troubleshoot the problem.
Here is a brief explanation of my network. I have the above mentioned router with my PC (Pentium 4 3.2Ghz with HT, 7200 rpm hard drive, 2GB ram, windows 7 pro) , my brother's PC (Core2Duo, 7200 rpm hard drive, 4GB ram, windows 7 pro), and my PS3 connected to it. The PS3 and my PC (pentium 4) are connected to the router via cat6 cables. My brother's PC(core2duo) is connected to the router via a cat5 cable. Both Ethernet cards have up to date drivers, and I updated the firmware of the router.

The first thing I tried was to try to stream the .wtv files from my brothers PC. This worked flawlessly.
Next I ran Totusoft's LAN Speed test both PC's by selecting a shared folder on the opposite PC. Here were the results:
Running on my PC selecting a shared folder on the my brother's PC: Write 81mbps, Read 83mbps
Running on my brother's PC selecting a shared folder on my PC: Write 130mbps, Read 160mbps

This would seem to narrow my problem down to my PC
After taking a closer look at my PC, I noticed under the Networking tab of the task manager, my network utilization never goes above 11%.
What could be causing this? All possibilities I found from a qu... Read more

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I'm looking to do the rounds with all of the best software and methods. I think I may have drank too much one night and accidentally opened a downloaded "media" torrent which contained an executable and clicked to run it by mistake. Ever since there have been mild odd malfunctions which almost seemed so subtle that they were mere glitches as we see in all technology. Technology has a personality, at least mine. But suddenly the same programs I always run somehow seemed to slow the computer down immensely and everything began to freeze up. If I stay in one window I'm fine for a while but opening/closing programs is seeming to take triple the time than before.
 
I have a feeling there was a manual I missed but if you tell me what to do to just give my laptop a full check-up and colonoscopy I would be ever so grateful. (Windows 10)

A:'Basic' - Sudden and Unusual Poor Performance Speed

Hi,Let's see if there is an infection; please follow the instructions below. Also, is there a certain type of program loading slower? or just all of them? Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)Download Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) and move it to your Desktop;Right-click on JRT.exe and select Run as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);Press on any key to launch the scan and let it complete;Credits : BleepingComputer.comOnce the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply; AdwCleaner - Fix ModeDownload AdwCleaner and move it to your Desktop;Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and select Run as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);Accept the EULA (I accept), let the database update, then click on Scan;Let the scan complete. Once it's done, make sure that every item listed in the different tabs is checked and click on the Cleaning button. This will kill all the active processes;Once the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner will ask to restart your computer, do it;After the restart, a log will open when logging in. Please copy/paste the content of that log in your next reply; Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Clean ModeDownload and install the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNote: It's your choice if you want to enable the free trial of Malwarebytes Premium or not. Enabling it will give you real-time protection from the program, as well as access to all the Premium features.Note: If you ha... Read more

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My new Elitebook 1030 is getting poor WiFi performance. The speed is only good if I am within 4 metres line of sight of the router, and only if I boot up from there, not boot up further away and move closer. As I move further away the speed drops off quickly, and the speed is very irratic on speedtest.net The 1030 has an AC 8260 card. As a direct comparison my Dell laptop with an AC 7265 gets faster speeds close to the router and does not drop off until I am a long way from the router, and on speedtest its performance chart is dead flat. In fact at the range where the Dell is starting to lose speed on speedtest, the 1030 is struggling to download and keeps dropping out, in otherwords not useable. Both the 1030 and the HP have the same adapter settings in device manager, and the same settings within the power profiles. It is not bloatware because I have tried a clean install and used the latest drivers. Do you think it is a flakey card? Or is the hardware overriding the wifi card power settings? It is only 1 week old and I am reluctant to put it in for service as I expect they will only check if the wifi works, not how well it works. 

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My wife's Acer Laptop is experiencing very slow Internet speeds with both Wired and Wireless connection.
It is setup through a TP-link WR1043ND router to a Docsis3 router to a cable connection.
I have tried wireless and wired using the supplied Nic's and have trie a USB Gigabit wired router and they ALL seem to run at about the same speed (see attachment) and my desktop (a more powerful machine) runs at FIVE times the speed (see Attachment).
Any ideas as to what the bottleneck could be?

A:Poor Internet speed Acer 5570 laptop

It wouldn't be due to limitations of the network controller chip of your wife's laptop?...

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Integrated Realtek PCIE Card Reader (RTS522a) is slow both reading and writing SanDisk Extreme 64GB UHS-I/U3 SDXC Memory Card (capable of 90 MByte/s read speed): Warning: Only 1024 of 60874 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 19.6 MByte/s
Reading speed: 20.7 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4System: ThinkPad T460p with Windows 8.1 Pro x64.Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers did not help.Is this just a limitation of the Realtek device, or is there a possible solution (short of using an external USB 3.0 reader)?Thanks! 





John ~ ThinkPad T460p[ Win8.1Pro64 | i5-6440HQ | 16GB | 1TB SSD | WQHD | 802.11ac | BT | Cam | FR ]

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I am stumped with regards on how to fix this one.

I am running a custom built Sager NP-5135, Windows 7 64bit system.

I am actually multi booting this system (Running Linux on one partition, and Windows 7 on 2 other partitions).

The Windows 7 partitions are, for all intensive purposes, the same (configuration wise).

Here is the strange part, the wireless connection on one of the windows installations (Call it Win7_OS_#2) is perfect - great connection speed, range is great, etc, etc (So the 6300 hardware is NOT faulty).

The other Windows 7 partition (Call it Win7_OS_#1) has a terrible time connecting -- the speed is slow (read it as "unusable"). It wasn't always like this, and I don't recall when it became this way as I normally connect using a wired connection.

On Win7_OS_#1 I have uninstalled the driver, reinstalled the latest driver, scanned for virus', trogans, malware, found nothing, and I still can not get it to work properly.

I have checked all the property and advanced settings for the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 card -- they are set exactly the same as on the Windows 7 installation that is working perfectly.

Does anyone have an idea as to what else I could check to try and resolve the issue (without having to reinstall windows 7 again)?

Thanks for your assistance.

A:Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - very poor connection speed

Sorry to have to bump this thread, but does anyone have any ideas regarding this issue?

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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out. I use Virgin Media in London as my ISP and the past week the internet has been running really slowly on my computer, which is not ideal as I play online games.

My ping has been around 150ms most of the time and it's normally below 30ms but a few times a minute it's spiking up to 10000 and frequently disconnecting and reconnecting.

I ran a speed test through Ookla today on my computer and the ping was 146ms, the download speed was 2.3 Mbps (I pay for 100 Mbps). When I ran the exact same test on my phone straight after my ping was 17ms and my download speed 60.49Mbps, so I'm starting to think the problem might be with my computer. In both cases the upload speed was around 5Mbps.

Has anyone got any suggestions on what the problem might be? I'd be really grateful, thanks a lot!
 

A:High Ping and Poor Download Speed on Computer but not Phone

Is your computer(which you didn't describe) using an ethernet or wireless connection?
Is it running Windows XP or Vista or 7 or 8.1 or 10, 32-bit or 64-bit?

Go into the Device Manager and expand the Network Adapters heading.
What's the exact names of the devices listed there?
Open the properties window for those devices and then select the "Driver" tab.
What's the exact driver version listed there?

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Hello,

i just got new hardware and switched OS from XP to WIN7 (Home Premium 64 bit).
When i copy data via my ethernet connection (LAN cat 5e cable) the transfer rate is about 3 to 3,5 MB/s

I use MSI Mainboard Z77A-GD55 with Intel network adapter 82579V (onboard), latest drivers installed,
cat 5e ethernet cable, TP-Link Gigabit Switch.

This is what i did so far:
-autotuning disabled
-ipv6 disabled
-Remote Differential Compression disabled
-firewall disabled (antivirus software not installed yet)

but no improvement

what else could i check? where do i have wrong settings? any ideas?
thx for help, i am really lost here

cheers
Harry

A:poor transfer rate in 100/1000 Mbit LAN ethernet but only 3 MB/s speed

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Long time listener, first time caller...
Here's my hijackthis log-
I've determined that Norton products are process sucking pieces of crap!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:38:51 PM, on 9/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
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A:Solved: Popups for a month! Consistent poor performance and speed! HELP PLEASE!

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Hello Techspot!!!!

I have had my laptop for nearly 3 years but I wouldn't deem it to be a poor performance laptop. Recently I have been getting slow internet, poor keyboard response and slow scrolling, and it is very frustrating!!! I share the BT 3 homehub with good connection speed which was checked and found fine! My housemates laptop has started having the same problem as mine and I really want to fix this issue. The internet, keyboard and scrolling speeds vary everyday but overall are slow performers. I have looked through some of the threads and have seen people posting long threads of code etc :/ Is there anyone out there who has the time and patience to help me fix this problem? It would be most appreciated!!!

Many Thanks

Dan
 

A:Slow internet, poor keyboard response and slow scrolling problems

First, get us

make/model of all PCs
of the internet modem
and any extra router attached.
Is this a rather new ISP for you and/or are the PCs newish or older ones?

Did you every have good response? HOW long ago?
 

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I'm having problems with my new network setup.

I've recently changed ISPs from a 2Mb Pipex line to a 16Mb Sky line but have been forced as part of my T&C to change routers at the same time. I was previously using a BT voyager 2110 router. The new Sky router is a modified Netgear DG834GT. I have been told that it is possble to get the UN/PW from the router (so I could theoretically go back to the BT one) but it is hidden. I have also been informed that the router has been locked down by Sky to prevent firmware updates.

I am having problems maintaining ADSL connections with this new router and am wondering if this is due to the low noise margin I have. The noise margin is generally less than 7.2dB and often as low as 6.2bB, falling below 6.0dB on a few occasions. I have also had problems getting good wireless speeds and can't understand why.

Connected by ethernet I get download speeds of c14000kbps and uploads of c675kbps but on wireless I am struggling to maintain speeds of c2500/350 respectively.

I have tried changing channels, I have moved the router next to the wireless antenna (separated by <1cm). This has not helped and my speeds still don't get close to the ethernet speeds. My partners laptop (Broadcom 802.11g WLAN card) gets very respectable speeds (c13500/600kbps) in some areas of the house and poor in others. With the BT router she had good connections speeds throughout the house.

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A:Poor wifi speed, dropped connections and low signal to noise margin.

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I have Lenovo 920, version 920-13IKB. It is a laptop with 1080p screen.I really like the laptop. The hinge is awsaom. But I run into an annoying problem with slow network when attending a webinar. Problem: - logged in to the webinar safaribooksonline.com- when working on the batter the laptop was not able to keep up with streaming data to be able to refresh the screen; on average it was aournd 100kBs with some ocasional spike up to 1MBps.- during webinar the sound worked fine, there wasn't any jitter or other problem hearing the presenter- the overall browser webinar window worked fine as well. There is a chat pop-up, a window with presentation slides etc. The webinar browser tab works fine and you could navigate between elements fine.- the only element that didn't work was the actual video screen updates Ive found the following 2 workarounds: - connect the power adapter. Once the batter is connected the wifi start to work as expected and after browser webinar window refresh you can see the video stream updates - change the registry setting following this article (*) and once done change the power setting of the wifi card to: maximum performance when on battery (*)https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/windows-10-on-surface-pro-3-missi... I found (*) on these other threads Re: Very slow wifi on the Yoga 920 -- confirmed with other devices [ Edited ]https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/... Read more

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Only had this new pc a few weeks and it is so slow now after 3 blue screen of death crashes that caused this I think, I believe firefox caused. I am not sure how to read dump files to show you details of the BSOD. I am including details of my PC along with the hijack this log, my system is clean though according to antispyware and virus scans.

2GB DDRII RAM
VISTA ULTIMATE 32bit

I installed 64bit before this 32bit one on another partition of this HDD but cannot boot into it anymore at startup because this PC won't let me select it because it does not detect my keyboard in DOS mode for some weird reason.

Hijackthis log is attached file.

A:Snail Speed Pc At Times And Always Slow Internet Speed On Vista Ultimate

I found this helpful information on possible solutions, very familiar with errors on previous Microsoft operating systems. http://www.vandersluijs.nl/content/view/973/96/lang,enI uninstalled one of the suggested updates and so far it is fine, the update was only optional so no security threats. I think it has helped, not certain if it will be like a fresh install because windows is slower than it was two weeks ago. If 3 weeks is best windows can handle for being ready for a new install I may have to go back to Linux. I hope this thread can stay on this forum somewhere to help others follow the link I posted above for possible solutions to this problem, it will save them time and effort trying numerous things.

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I have 8 mbps connection wifi. when I test with speedtest.net I get download speed of 1 mbps on my laptop.
but we have 2 android phones and we get around 9 mbps speed on both the phones.
I gone through forums but could not get solution.

attached is screenshot of Wi-Fi inspector. please help me.
 

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I am using mozilla firefox 2.0.0.9 and have wndows xp pro as OS.For last two days my net surfing experience is going very strange.My page loading speed is good but the download speed is very slow.When ever i download a file it downloads very slowly.The download speed has decrease about 4 times .I have my internet through siemens adsl sl2.141 modem and I login to my account through ppoe WAN password account.Can anybody help please?

A:Browsing/page Loading Speed Is Good But Downloading Speed Is Too Slow

Have you monitored your system with Windows Task Manager while downloading? If you determine Firefox is causing the problem, try safe mode and/or a new profile. Sometimes settings and/or extensions got corrupted leading to strange behavior. Standard diagnostic - Firefox

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Hi.

I have this very annoying problem and I'm really out of hopes. I don't know what to do anymore. I'll make a summary of the problem and will be as concise as possible

So I have this Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop with a broadband connection (direct cable, no router) and 3 weeks ago I reinstalled my Windows. Everything went well until 2 weeks ago when the internet speed went down, dial-up like. Pages won't load, and if they do they load just partially. I called my ISP and they said they had no problem. I couldn't find any solution so I thought maybe, some sort of virus or spyware is doing this so I formated the whole hard-disk and did a clean install of Windows.

Unfortunatelly nothing changed, the download speed is the same. Here is a speedtest.net evaluation:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2276053238.png

Drivers are up to date, no windows firewall, no antivirus and no windows update. The ISP support guy told me to deactivate IPv4 and IPv6 from Local Area Connection, but nothing changed. I did a TCP/IP reset which raised my down speed to almost 1 Mb, but after a few minutes it went back to "dial-up". With the down speed being the same, Speedtest sometimes shows me upload speed in between 50-70 Mb which is unbelievable (I will make a ss next time I see this).

And the very weird thing is that I have another netbook (pretty weak config, Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB RAM) and with the same cable it has normal speed (the kind of speed I had on this Dell too). An... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Very slow Download speed, Very High Upload speed

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Now click on Network and Internet and in this window click Internet options.
Now click on the connections tab and select the button to never dial a connection.
Now click Apply and click OK.

Try if this works

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I use Windows Vista SP2.I use the latest Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security(updated) and Malwarebytes (updated) and latest version of K9 web protection.I use IE9,Firefox 3.6.16 and Chrome 11.0 beta.I have a download speed of max 190-210 kBps and upload speed of 31-40 kBps.It has been working normally with fast surfing and downloading.Yesterday I saw a weird thing,I usually download through torrents.I saw my downloads are happening,but no sites are opening.Even Google was once or twice opening very slowly.So please tell me what is happening?
 

A:Extremely slow browsing speed but fast download speed????

Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next reply.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything

If Windows is denying access to the Hosts file, disable the UAC and run HijackThis again.
 

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