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Q: Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

Good day to all. I am using AT&T(sbcglobal) dsl. My plan is for the speed of 1mb and under. Now, I realize I am not going to get 1mb, the speed will be under. But the tests I am running are showing speeds around or under 1/4 of a mb. All these tests were run one right after another, at 5 different times of the day, from 8am to 11pm for 3 consecutive days. I have 2 computers running XP that I ran the tests on, and there are no problems with either computer, other than the internet speed. Here are the results.

Speedtest.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

Speakeasy.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

McAfee Internet connection speedometer: 200kbps

CNet Bandwidth Meter: line speed 224kbps

Now, when I run my ISPs speed test AT&T Speedtest, the test shows my speed is: download: 1.58mbps / upload: 0.31mbps. I don`t understand the large difference in speeds I am getting from independent speed tests, and the speedtest from my ISP. Now if I am to believe my ISPs speedtest, they are going to try to tell me I am receiving more download speed than I am paying for. I find that very hard to believe.

Since this is the first time I have looked into this, I am kind of in the dark about how much speed is expected exactly, but 0.24 seems on the low side to me. I know I will have to contact my ISP to look indepth into this problem, and that is why I came here first. I don`t want to sound like a complete idiot when I contact them. Hopefully someone can look at my speed tests, and give me an idea of how much on the low side my speeds are, and how much speed on an average I should really expect. Thanks for your time.

Regards
IMP49

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A: Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

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I'd like to try this line test, but I keep getting a message saying my ip is not pingable. It says "Please disable firewall ping protection." I've turned off my Trend Micro and the Msoft firewall isn't on anyhow....

how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?
 

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We recently got SBC DSL and a router shared between two computers. All of the online speed tests that I have run said my download rate was around 315 kbpsand the 2Wire site for my router site also returned a download connection of 384 kbs, but web browsing and downloads max out at 40 kbs. How do I get my browser up to speed? I am using XP and firefox.
 

A:High Speed tests but low connection speed

315 Kbps kilo bits per second = 39.4 KBps kilobytes per second.
 

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Please help me. I am very frustrated here!
I just moved from NY with Cablevision to Madison with Charter. So far I have been extremely dissatisfied with the service.
I am running on an:
HP Pavilion p7-1020 with AMD Phenom II X4 960T / 2.9 GHz Quad-Core, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC, Memory Speed 1333 MHz, Hard Drive 1 x 1.5 TB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g.
I am using a Zoom 5350 Router/Modem combo with these specs:
Product Name Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem/Router WL-N 4 Port Switch Any Service
Product Type Wireless Router
Power Over Ethernet No
Ethernet Port Yes
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band No
ISM Minimum Frequency 2.40 GHz
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
Number of Antennas 2
USB Yes
VGA No
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Network (RJ-11) No
Powerline No
Management Port No
Wireless Transmission Speed 37.50 MBps
Form Factor Desktop
Product Model 5350
Certifications & Standards
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3ab
FCC part 15B and 15C UL
Features Quality of Service (QoS)
MIMO Technology
Management
DHCP
SNMP v1/v2/v3
Security Features
NAT
NTP
DMZ
Port Forwarding
VPN pass-through
PPTP
L2TP
IPsec
MAC address Filtering
Port Filtering
IP Filtering
Parental Control
SPI
Denial of Service Protection
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A:Slow Internet despite good speed tests

Ping some websites you are trying to load http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/troubleshooter/ping.html

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Hi everyone,
I'm NOT tech savvy, so please bear with me. We live in the boonies, and the best internet we can get is point to point radio frequency. I can't get answers from them, so I'm hoping y'all can help out. Our internet frequently drops out, although it remains fully connected. I can run a normal speedtest, but cannot connect across a single device. In checking CPU and memory usage, there does not appear to be anything running in the background. What's going on?
 

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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
The systems is very slow and I checked with comcast they are saying there is no issue from their side. I am getting 1Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload when I did the speedtest.
What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?
 

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Hi:I know the answer to this will be simple,but I'll ask it anyway.
I have a desktop running xp sp2 using cox cable internet.I am very happy with the performance.
Just for info,I ran a speed test using Speakeasy and the result was about 12 mbps download.
Taking Johnwills advice from another thread,I did the same test using DSL reports.The result was 16mbps download.Both test sites are in LA.
I am just curious as to the difference and which one is closer to the true download speed.
Thanks for any info you can suggest.
 

A:Solved: Speed tests with different results

Hi guys:Well my download speed has been up and down like a toilet seat for the past week.Today both speed tests show download at 12mbps.When it slows,it is around 7-8 mbps,which is still ok but is noticeable to me.
I have sent an email to my ISP(Cox) asking if they have had problems in our area.
But my question now is,and I know I am probably being paranoid,but I am just wondering if someone could be stealing my bandwidth.I am using WPA encryption.Is there a simple way that I could check it when my speed is down.I am using a Linksys wrt54g.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks
 

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Ok so I have Time Warner Cable in PA. I pay for 30/5 down up speed. I have an ARRIS DG860 Modem but have also used the Motorola SBG6580 and have had the same internet problems. I run a direct connection to my modem (wireless disabled) with my xbox and my computer modem connected my ISP Modem. For the past month my online gaming has been lagging and my internet has had terrible and inconsistent speed tests. If I restart my modem and run a speed test I get my full optimal speeds but that lasts for about 5 minutes and then it significantly drops and when I say drops I mean it will drop from like 30 down to about 3 down and it will keep going up and down when I test again from like 14 down to 7 down back to 3 down and so on and so fourth. My upload speed is always consistent but not my download. For the record my ping is about 47-50ms. Something is definitely up with my internet though and I am trying to avoid having a tech come down here to fix it but I will if I have to. When I run a trace route here are my results.

Tracing route to www.google.com [74.125.225.212]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 547 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 35 ms 29 ms 27 ms cpe-24-93-192-1.neo.res.rr.com [24.93.192.1]
3 10 ms 8 ms 9 ms gig3-11.mlckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.106.73
]
4 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms tge1-1.hbckpa1-swt401.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.79]

5 9 ms 10 ms 8 ms tge1-2.hbckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.95]

6 14 ms 16 ms 13 ms tge1-1.mcdnoh1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.71]

7 14 ms 15 ms 14 ms... Read more

A:Solved: Inconsistent Speed Tests + Packet loss HELP

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I am not too clever when it comes to all these numbers on the laptop. But I was downloading a UK program and it's taking forever. I am downloading thru Megaupload via Firefox. I did a speed test and this is what it says. (By the way I am with Cox Cable),

DL = 13.36Mb/s
UL = 1.86Mb/s
Ping = 101ms

Is this okay? I DLd yesterday and it only took about 7 mins for a 30 min show ??? It's saying that this one is gonna be nearly 3 hours!
 

A:Speed Tests...

Better then what I get thru Road Runner. Pretty much double what I get.

The place you are downloading from could be getting swamped with requests.
 

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I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)
 

A:Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.


 

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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?
Thanks
 

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup
 

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Hello,
Since I have installed W 7 my speed test results from DSL Reports are 1.5 Mbs. With XP they were just under 3 Mbs. I have tweaked 7 for high performance and low visual. Could it be because I only have 2 gigs of memory? It really doesn't seem any slower. In fact, it seems to run faster for the most part. Any ideas on this one? Thanks, John

A:Slow speed tests

Do not know what is causing your speed to change, but you may want to read this:

Speed Up Windows 7 – Ultimate Guide To Make Windows 7 Blazing Fast!!!

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.


   Tip
For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.


Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.



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browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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Are there any tools out there that can test network speeds between OSes (namely Linux and Windows)?
 

A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?
 

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Hello all,
I have had various speed tests run on my Toshiba L875 with 4 gigs of Ram and a 640 GB hard drive. The speed tests are usually in the 75/35 range but even with Verizon FIOS they have been slow (upload speed has been). Speedtest.net won't even hardly register (getting like 40 over 3 to 5 for the download). I ran Malwarebytes last night and there were no infections but the system still is slow according to FIOS' speed test. I'm at a loss and need an option to figure out why this is occurring. Thanks for all you guys do.

PS: Will run another Malwarebytes scan now.

Matt

A:Speed tests very slow/possible infection?

I ran a malwarebytes scan sand no infections were found.

Think that really concerns me is http://www.speedtest.net/result/2438595996.png.

205 ms ping (way too high) and 12/7, when I'm used to 75/35. Any advice?

Matt

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Greetings,
 
Are there some type of tests that can be ran by a beginner to test how fast the CPU of one's computer is running/performing?  Any other  suggestions of tests of system hardware, computer health would be appreciated also.
 
I recognize this may be somewhat of a broad question.
 
Thank you.
 
Smorton

A:Are there tests to run to see how well your computer is doing in terms of speed

There is a "Performance Monitor" application built into Windows, that you can access through Administrative tools in the Control Panel. This can generate all sorts of reports and diagnostics on almost every part of your machine. It is a very powerful tool once you understand how to use it.
 
Some google results for tutorials here.

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My wife's Samsung laptop started exhibiting problems when she tried to upload attachments to web-based email. I eventually ran a speed test (on several different sites) and found that while the download portion of the test was great, the upload portion always failed. It actually seems to run but slows down and eventually times out. Several other devices using the same wireless router work fine. I've tried several things:
- Rebooted the router
- Taken down the firewall (Windows)
- Completely removed the virus software (AVG)
- Ran virus and malware checks
- Rebooted in safe mode with networking

All have no effect except rebooting in safe mode. Then, the upload works like a champ! So, it seems to me something is running that is blocking the upload. I've even went into MSCONFIG and systematically disabled services to see if any of them were the problem, again to no effect.

I'm pretty much out of ideas... Anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1259 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 432127 MB, Free - 298869 MB; D: Total - 24634 MB, Free - 24505 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Thanks!

kep
 

A:Upload Fails (Speed Tests)

how did you remove AVG - did you use the tool -see below

you also have Avast - it may be worth removing

you could try a clean boot and see if that helps
have a read here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

see if that works - if it does - use the "add half" process to add back items -

AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities

> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2013 http://www.avg.com/tools#tba2 - > on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2012 http://www.avg.com/tools2012.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2011 http://www.avg.com/tools2011.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 9.0 http://www.avg.com/tools9.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 8.5 http://www.avg.com/tools8.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
 

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I've been having this problem for 3 days now. I have a 5Mbps downstream 768kbps upstream dsl connection and noticed that webpages were opening noticeably slower and streaming video took ages to load. All speed tests I run show that I get around 300-400 kbps downstream even though my upstream is normal at around 600 kbps.
I know it is not my computer or browser since I've tried the tests on other computers in my house. I contacted my isp and they tested my phone line and said it was ok. They even changed the modem but it didn't help. I tried to connect using my isp's modem with router functionality and also as a bridge with my own router but I get the same results. The problem started happening overnight without any changes to any configuration in my home computers or the network. Today I noticed that I get much higher speeds (almost full bandwidth) when downloading torrents but as I said videos take forever to load and all speedtests show a very low downstream speed.
Anybody know what could be causing this? I suspect that it is a problem with my isp (perhaps with port 80?) but they say that everything shows up as normal on their side.
 

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

DSL has issues with speed. I use to have 1.5mbps, then 3mbps and 5mbps. I even bypass the way DSL works in the home. You can do the same but take some time to do. Most you can get out of that is a much stronger signal. You tap into the main phone line that comes in like through a basement before it hits the phone. I use CAT5e with a phone jack box ran that to another phone jack box with a modular connector. That connector would use ultra phone line cable based on Cat 5e but for phone data. That would go to your DSL modem. It worked well. Now that I am cable modem I'll never go back to DSL.
 

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Ok, to set the stage...I've been chatting with users who maintain that Windows 7 (just like Vista) is a bloated resource hog of an OS which needs to have numerous services disabled to attain performance levels equivalent to Windows XP SP2. The crux of the argument is typically on how Prefetch works and the caching of applications to RAM, thus not leaving large amounts of RAM free for the system and in generally just chewing up resources which are better left alone.

For this test, I performed the same steps on the same hardware. (In fact, I used the same exact machine). Here are the specs
* Asus P5QL Pro mobo
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 at 3.00Ghz
* 4GB Corsair DDR2-800 RAM
* 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue hard drive
* Samsung 22X DVD Burner
* EVGA Nvidia 8600GT 256MB video cards
* Intel 10/100/1000 NIC's

In each instance, the machine was using the defaults as they come out of the box. Meaning that things like UAC, System Restore Points, Indexing, PreFetch and the like all remained on.

Test 1: Install the Operating Systems. This was from the first push of the power button until I had a desktop with no hourglass
Windows XP SP2: 19:19
Windows 7 Ultimate: 14:12

Test 2: Amount of time installing drivers after OS was up to eliminate all exclamation points in Device Manager
Windows XP SP2: 9:27 (video, chipset, 2 lan drivers, audio, ATK)
Windows 7 Ultimate: :41 (ATK driver from Windows Update)

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A:My Speed Tests: XP SP2 -vs- Win7 Ultimate 32bit

We have a winner!!!

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Hi there
on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.

Cheers
jimbo

A:OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?

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The last couple of hours my "upload speed" has been going haywire. My tested speed at Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test it shows 0.8Mbps which is what I usually have. Task Manager shows I'm using 0Kbps, unless I'm saying something in mumble, which is the only program actually running. My friend that I'm talking to responds 5-6 seconds after I say something and he always responds with "I think you are lagging, all I can hear is robot noises" and I'm constantly getting disconnected from mumble. My Ethernet Status shows that I'm sending 1/10 of my received packages (13,960,000 sent, 149,128,000 over 30 minutes) so I'm not actually uploading anything.
My download is fine, I can browse websites just as before but as soon as something needs to be uploaded I just disconnect or it takes ****ing forever.
I have reset my router, 4 times. I have restarted my PC, more times than I can count on my fingers. Other PC's on the same network works fine. I have terminated all processes that windows doesn't need to run and mumble.

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Hello, i am new here to seven forums, not sure if this is the right thread i should be asking in, but never know till i try. Anyhow, I am playing a game called Aion, and my Ping in that game is around 70~100Ms.

When i did a speed test to where the server was roughly located it said my ping was 14Ms - http://speedtest.net/result/1871105926.png

I use Verizon fios, 25/25 speed plan, a MI424WR Router, that was provided, and a wired connection.

*Also i do not have any FPS Lag, i am getting 50-60 frames.
*And i have leatrix latency fix installed, version 3.00

Could anyone please shed some light on my issue here? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Ping mismatch between speed tests and actual in-game.

Hi Condiments and welcome to W7 Forums

Lots of factors come into play when it comes to Ping times. Firstly, remember that the value that you get at any particular time is what it is AT THAT TIME, i.e. Ping is a dynamic variable. Secondly, it depends on the load at both the destination server and any intermediate servers in the path between you and it - in other words, the more players connected the greater the load. Thirdly, your time of day and how many others are sharing your line (the contention ratio). Unfortunately, most of these are beyond your control (except, perhaps, the time of day that you choose to play). You could try logging out of the game and logging back in again, to see if by doing that you get any improvement (possible, if a different route between you and the game server is established).

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941817 MB, Free - 891511 MB; D: Total - 11753 MB, Free - 1432 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Disabled

Hi, Anyone!

I am running an HP Pavilion p6540f. Two weeks ago, I started up my computer, and suddenly my cooling fans (all 3 of them) started up at high speed and never ratcheted down to their normal or lower speeds. I have already done the following to no avail:

1. I ran System Tests to try and determine if I had a software or hardware problem. All tests results PASSED.
2. I downloaded and ran SpeedFan 4.47 and received what appeared to be a High temperature reading on one of the fans at 127 degrees C. It's the CPU fan.
3. I called HP Tech Support to get help and found out that I'm out of warranty, but they were happy to tell me that my PC probably only needed tweaking from one of their techs they wanted to schedule to come out and service the machine for $200.00. But if the problem was a hardware issue, it would then cost more on top of the $200.00. I told them I'd get back to them.
4. I downloaded and ran PC Wizard and on checking the Thermal Tests run by that program it gave me back a report result saying my AMD Phenom II x4 pr... Read more

A:Help! Fan Speed Suddenly Running High Tests All Pass

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Hi, I may be missing something pretty basic here as my tech knowledge is pretty poor. I have recently paid my internet provider to increase my connection speed from 1meg package to 4meg as I need a faster connection. Ive done a speed test and it says that my speed is pretty much what the service provider has promised but when I use the wifi in my place (which I used with the original 1 meg connection) it doesnt seem any faster at all. I thought I'd be flying from one website to the next but its not happening that way at all. Someone said I should consider buying an aircard to increase my computers ability to recieve more data from the router but then someone else said that is not what an aircard is for. Anyway, Im stuck and would appreciate any help i could get as at the moment Im paying alot more cash each month for no improvement. Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers
 

A:increased my internet speed from 1meg to 4meg but dont see much change in speed?

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My computer was running just fine til about a week ago. I am on a secure network that was before yielding 1/mb/sec download speeds on wireless router. I have tested the network on my laptop and it still runs just fine, however my desktop has become sluggish, the download speeds are down to 30kb/sec and the search function has been taken over by "searchfastfind.net" that Malware Bytes has failed to find. Today the internet would simply die and not reconnect, or my browser would redirect to dead sites. The CPU on any processes doesn't seem high, but my computer is screaming like it's running several programs at once. I am using Vista, all updates installed that are available and needed.

What would I do to figure out the sort of malware I suspect this to be?

Dell Studio 540S Windows Vista Premium 2 64 bit

A:Suspected Malware (searchfastfind.net) - Ruining Internet Speed and Computer Speed

I ran rkill.exe it found no known programs running, malware still seems to come up empty, but my cpu speed and internet connection are still terrible.

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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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Hi; I have a Dynalink router and on plan which I get really nice speeds for me (downloads a few megabytes a second), using Windows XP via ethernet.
However as soon as a laptop is also plugged in also via ethernet and streams videos, the internet on my Windows XP computer is so slow, web pages can barely open.
Is there anyone to somehow make both of them at least able to both use the internet? What's the problem? Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Internet Speed; Fast but as soon as shared, drops down to unusable speed

However as soon as a laptop is also plugged in also via ethernet and streams videos,Click to expand...

sounds like the laptop is hogging all the bandwidth

what speed do you actually have - via www.speedtest.net ?

what happens if the laptop is connected and not streaming videos - it may also have a number of downloads - updates running in the background
 

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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
 
I've performed speed tests with my ISP and I am consitently at 10mpbs down and 3mps up, which are the expected rates.
 
This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
 
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
 
Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

A:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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Reporting a problem to my ISP, which bandwidth speed tests are true/accurate?
 
Getting satellite internet speed tests all over the map, ranging from 2.88 Mbps to 21 Mbps (download speeds) using various test sites.  (Results in list below.)  Sites that give low results do it fairly consistently.  Sites that give high results also within a consistent range.  Same for ones that give mid-range results.  This includes some sites that use the same test engine (Ookla) -- yet they get widely different results.  Ran tests to many servers around the country, last night and today.
 
This will be a long report, because I believe full detail may help and will save us having to do some of the usual Q&A.
 
Running WindowsXP-SP3 on a 2009 Acer AspireOne Netbook (with all ports loaded with external devices to make it just like a real computer).  Machine runs great, always did, no problems except typical software hassles, but they've always been fully resolved.
 
I am running with a brand new Ethernet cable directly from the PC to the satellite modem.  No router.  Got tired of having to reboot it for downed WiFi.
 
Running Norton 360 security software, including their firewall, not Windows firewall.  Set up firewall to accept ping tests from certain servers, as advised somewhere reputable (I forget where).  I will turn that off later.
 
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I just posted this in the Windows 2000/ME section by accident.....

From the beginning:

I visited a website that gave me a virus that was picked up by my Avast & Malwarebytes. Both programs deleted the bad files. The next time I started the computer, my internet connection became almost unusable due to it's slowness. Scans of the system turned up nothing.

I unplugged the Cat-5 cable from my DSL modem, connected a USB cable to the usb port on the modem, & restarted. My connection was back to normal for a few days, until my wife had some issue & she restarted the computer. After that, I'm back to maddening slowness!

Also, when I do a search on Google, I get redirected when I click on any results to "results.google.com". I also cannot download ANYTHING from Microsoft -- when I try it says "not available on this server"

This has all the makings of a virus, but it's not showing up on anything. I visted Pc Pitstop & paid $30 for Optimizer 3, which did nothing. I just completed a 2+ hour scan in safe mode with Avast, which again turned up nothing. All DSL performance scans turn up normal.

I called Verizon & they used gotoassist to check out my computer. They said my connection is actually quicker than what I am paying for, but you wouldn't know that after counting to 10 slowly before seeing any websites -- including this one.

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A:DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

You may have aquired a "rootkit"Some are very hard to detect & remove.Go here,http://www.pchell.com/support/rootkitremovaltools.shtmlYou should be able to find something there to find out if a rootkit is the problem.

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Hello, how we all doing?

Good.

I however am not so good, someone told me that ones psychological well being is connected to the state of ones comp. Slow computer, a lot of irrtation. Obviously this is true.

But I digress!

Have an issue with high CPU that only occurs when internet/network card is involved. This makes my computer laggy.

According to asus liveupdate application I have the latest drivers for everything. I even updated my BIOS through it and it installed in windows, somehow. I did flash it via floppy or usb. I have read that this software is very unreliable and buggy.

If someone can give a link to where ASUS posts BIOS revision history/bugfixes I would appreciate it. I can't find it on this link.

I start OS, everything is fine.

Fire up latest version of chrome, 16.0.912.77 (my laptop has been connected on and off today and I have google update, so it should be this very latest), download anything (I think anything, at least from FTP) and CPU load increases as the download speed increases. It takes about 30-60 seconds for CPU to reach 100%, then the download speed decreases (I think my comp can't handle that high hd write speed while CPU is 100%). If it gets up to 1/2/3 MB/s (megabyte) this happens. Close dl/finished/paused → CPU goes back down to normal levels of idling (which I suspect is unusually high in my case). Windows is not very snappy, but not all too laggy either. I get maxed out to 12MB/s with ubuntu ftp, CPU rises, dls... Read more

A:CPU goes to 100% when using internet, dl speed/hdwrite speed progressively declines

Try to update driver for JMicron PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, if already updated then try to roll back the driver.

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Everything Opens up very slow, web pages etc.
I have XP sp1. It's an HP Pavillion. I'd greatly appreciate
it if someone could examine my "HijackThis" file log below
and tell me why is causing my computer to run slow as
molassis. Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to hearing from someone real soon.

Berzerker57


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:22:48 AM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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So, sometime ago, around about the start of November, my internet speed dropped out of nowhere, and has remained at the constantly lowered speed since then. Usually, I would have a download speed of 4/5 mbps, however, in recent days that's more like 1/2mbps. When trying a bandwidth test, that would usually have been about 3.6/3.7 mbps, however that is more like 1.6 mbps now. (A way I used to scope what my bandwidth was, was using the Formula1.com website where when you watch a video on it, it will tell you your bandwidth rating before hand. That, as I say, has dropped from the 3.6mbps to the 1.6mbps mentioned. This is normally an okay speed to do things, however, whilst my father is using Netflix, the internet becomes so slow, that it is basically impossible to do anything. Normally, on my 'old' internet speed, it would have not been a problem.

Now, I've done all the tests that are normally mentioned to do, as I have been searching for an answer since the internet speed tanked. It is not a computer specific problem as it is exactly the same on all devices connected to the router. I have rung my ISP, and they have said that my line should be receiving around 5/5.5mbps, as we run on an ADSL connection. However, doing a line test through the same provider says we should be getting 2.27 mbps. My ISP reports no problems with the line, and there has been no change at my end either.

When the internet suddenly dropped (as I say, it was a sudden speed decrease, i... Read more

A:Internet Speed and Bandwidth Speed Sudden Drop

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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Hi, i am running tiscali 100mbps through a 3com router and wireless adaptor (56Mbps) but on both machines i only seem to get about 30-40Mbps (at once not together) is there any way i can check what the limit truly is? and any programs available to tweak the performance?
 

A:Tiscali 100Mbps +Router &wireless adaptor. Any speed tweaks or tests?

Which Tiscali service is this? I can only find 512kbps, 1mbps and 2mbps services on the Tiscali site.
You could try out the speed test facility on http://www.dslreports.com/stest. There's also tweaking tips/software on the same site.
 

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Ok so my problem is probably easy to fix or maybe not... I have tried everything I can think of to fix my problem and I have no idea on what to do anymore.

Problem - My internet speed is beastly, I get a very good connection speed but whenever I try to download something the speed drops to almost nothing. The usual speeds I get for downloading are around 30 kb/s which should not be happening on a cable connection.

What am I to do to fix this issue? Please someone help me.
 

A:Internet Speed good download speed bad....

you can try a download accelerator like IDM or DAP something like that
 

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Dear friends

Could you help me figure out why it is that I have trouble browsing in high speed despite the fact that the wireless adapter receives data at 1 Mbps minimum? I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube, read the news etc because the browser takes ages to load the full page. I checked which applications are connected and they haven't exchanged much data as you can see below:


Excuse my English!

Thank you.

A:Low speed internet despite high speed provided by ISP

Any ideas?
Thank you!

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hi! i just wanna ask between the difference of the download speed and the internet speed. because i have a 1.5mb connection i tried at speedtest and when i download i always get a 190-200kbps rate. so its not actually 1.5mb in my download speed even my internet speed is 1.5mbps. is there and calculator what should be my connection if i want my download speed like 1mb per second? thank you very much.

A:difference between the download speed and internet speed?

Are you sure you're not getting 190-200KBps? You have to watch because the speed is often stated using different bit rates. When you see 1.5Mbs (lower case b) then it is megabits per second. If you see 190KBs (upper case B) then it's talking kilobytes per second. There are 8 bits in a byte so you really need to multiply the KBs number by 8 to determine the megabits or divide the Mbs number by 8 to determine the megabyte number.

In your case 200KBs multiplied by 8 is 1600Kbs or 1.6Mbs.

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I've been told before that download speed is independent of how fast your Internet connection is. Is that true?

A:Download Speed v. Internet Connection Speed

Short answer = no. But on the other hand yes. Depends on how you mean the question.

Internet connection speed is defined by download speed and upload speed.

Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

It's probably an issue of semantics, i.e. what they meant when they said "download". Your "download speed" is dependent on how fast your ISP's download speed, but also how fast the downloading server us uploading the data, be it a file or a web page, or whatever. You can't get something faster than someone is sending it to you, however you can get it slower.

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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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Hi guys. I hope you can help on this issue I've been having with my internet connection, I don't know what to do...

I resently formatted my harddrive because my internet all of a sudden started being very slow but after the format it's still the same issue. Now I've tried plugging the connection line into my laptop and there there's no problem.

I am gettin' a slower download than upload...

I have a 10mb download/1 upload speed LAN connection. I ran a speed test on the same connection and on my stationary it shows like 250 kbs download and like 750 kbs upload, while on my laptop it shows like 8 Mbs download and 750 kbs upload... so what's the problem?

So far I've found out that it has nothing to do with the internet connection line or my NIC (I tried a brand new one and it was the same issue), it's not spyware or malware, it's not fragmented and under internet connections it says that I'm connected on a 100 Mb network card and there are no problems with any of the devices?

However I can see that if I open the job list, the download connection is very unstable going from up to 750 kb for a breif moment then falls to a halt at 0 kb... and moreover it says that I'm not using any percent of the network?

I'm on windows 7 and haven't had any problems before this, the rest of the system works just fine, but not the internet. If I try and download something it won't get higher than like 50 kb and then may... Read more

A:Solved: Slow download speed, upload speed is fine...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hi all,
I want to connect my VCR to the computer to transfer old home movies to DVD.
The Analog to DV device requires a 1 GHz processor. Mine is 498 MHz.

Regarding the speed, will the device work only slowly or not at all?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Video capture device speed vs. processor speed

It is not a matter of slow or not at all. It is most likely a matter of dropped frames. If you have a cheaper video capture card [one without hardware decoding] it will probably work however you will not like the result.

Video editing / encoding is cpu intensive. I would hate to think how long it would take to encode the video file after you capture it [with that cpu]

To give you some idea, it takes me about 15 min to encode approx 1hr of video with an intel dual core cpu. With yours it will be hours.
 

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This problem confuses me. We've been experiencing slower than normal internet speeds recently. We have Verizon DSL, only 3300 down. Lately we've been getting way lower speeds. I just checked using Verizon's speedtest and it came out as 72 Kbps down and 712 Kbps up.

We have two laptops. Mine is 1.6GHZ with 1GB RAM and hers is a slower 1.2 celeron w/ 1GB RAM. Both running XP. I've tried both wired and wireless.

Speakeasy gives me 292 down and 615 up. Now, beyond the fact that it should be faster down than up, look how slow it is down,.

I've done all the tweaks etc I was on with tech support and they sent a tech today and unfortunately I wasn't home but my GF was. He checked the lines inside and out said there was no problem with the lines.

Using his faster laptop he got a decent 2800 down. When she plugged in her Asus netbook same thing. The tech said the slow speeds were due to the slow computers

Now I know that our machines aren't the fastest and I know that internet speed when it hits your machine is dependent upon cpu speed, but I know we shouldn't be getting such low speeds.

When I lived elsewhere and had cable internet, my current laptop got speeds close to what my cable company said I should be getting. So I am doubting the tech guy even even though the two other laptops got better speeds.

Anybody have any thoughts?

Thanks,

Bernie
 

A:computer speed and internet speed

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Hello everyone, I have a question about why my download speed is so much less than my connection speed. |I have cable, my connection speed is 11.0 Mbps. Whenever I download a file off the net I never can get the speed even close to just 1 Mbps. I get in the hundreds if I get lucky. Some of you may say that I have a lot of junk on my computer. But I just erased my computer and am in the process of installing what I want again. I've only used 30 gigs on my 200 gibs harddrive. I'm just curious as to why this is? Thanks everyone!
 

A:Internet speed vs download speed

connection speed is always mentioned in bits per second denoted by small 'b
download speed is denoted in bytes per second ,denoted by capital b 'B'
1 byte = 8 bits
if if your internet connection is 11mbps
then ur d/l speed would be 1.37mBps
please make a note ,there is difference between mbps AND mBps
hope u got ur answer
 

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Quote:
The latest wave of upcoming changes to the world's two most used Web browsers, jointly responsible for easily three-fourths of the Internet's HTTP requests, has nearly everyone in the business rethinking the meaning of "quality" as it pertains to browser architecture. While their arguments start with the usual reminders that folks just want to see their pages load faster, before too long, they wander into dissertations about the methods architects use to achieve the appearance of loading faster. . . especially when they actually don't.

In preparing to test Microsoft's first Internet Explorer 9 public beta, released last week, and Mozilla's public Firefox 4 beta, released late last month, the advice I received most often fell into two departments: 1) Pay more attention to graphics rendering, since new browsers will be spending more time processing Web apps than just displaying pages; 2) start paying attention to how browsers utilize memory and CPU cycles. Since my smarter readers are typically right, that's what I've done in crafting my all-new browser performance test suite.



In the first round of total scores for the latest beta builds, the first IE9 beta has squeaked by the latest FF4 beta by about 8%. These scores take into account four major departments: computational ability (30%), rendering ability (30%), scalability (losing less processing ability over time as processing jobs scale up, 20%), and now, hardware utilization efficiency (20%). In... Read more

A:Firefox 4 beta loses to IE9 beta in browser speed, efficiency tests

I'm all for fast processing on my computer, but I'll be honest in that I don't really feel much difference whatsoever between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera and it's been like that for me over the past 2-3 years. My reasons for liking Firefox so much have to do with features coming sooner (pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, add-on support, tear off tabs) and familiarity with the product(when you spend so much time with something, it becomes second nature.). So, for me, unless another tool comes that does something radically better, I'm not even inclined to give the other products a chance. People can rant and rave about speed all they want...but it's one of the lowest factors in the mix for me.

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