Computer slows when downloading

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by belveder, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    Could someone please tell me what would be slowing down my computer when I am downloading?

    It has only been going on for the last few days and a lot worse when I use FlashGet or Quadnews.

    It takes a couple minutes to open a web page rather than the usual almost instant and games keep temporarily slowing down.

    Have checked for viruses and have reset IE's settings

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    you didn't just upgrade to norton 2004 by chance did you?
     
  3. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    LOL, nah, don't use any Norton's products at all.
     
  4. roban

    roban Guest

    What type of connection do you have? If you are on cable and run a server do alot of uploading as well as downloads, your ISP may have capped your modem. Call and ask them. They will uncap it for you if you promise to cut back on your server.
     
  5. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have unlimited download ADSL. I have noticed though that even on Kazaa the highest bandwidth I can get is 117
     
  6. celticfan11

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    117 on kazaa isnt bad
    117*8 is close to 1000Mbps
    which is decent for aDSL
     
  7. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    I usually get a variety of bandwidth going anywhere from 450 to 1200 though
     
  8. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    then why are u complaing about 1000Mbps if u get 450-1200
     
  9. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    wait, is it your computer or your DL speed thats slowing?
    cause if its your computer, maybe you need to get more RAM. on my old machine, i only had 128MB of SDRAM, and it would slow down incredibly when i DLed big files at 700kbps. especially when i used an outside downloading client, like flashget or download express.
     
  10. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    celticfan11 I am complaining because I no longer get that, and I can't download and play games at the same time like I could before. It's suddenly all stopped.

    mmmm memory, could be it, I have 512 ddr 2700 ram but it is a generic brand, could be faulty. What would the best way be to check?
     
  11. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    when download extremely fast, your computer intends to slow.
     
  12. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    if you had faulty ram i think youd get other issues instead of this one... have you defraged? scandisk? do you have 2 hard drives?
    download to each drive seperatelly
    or copy and paste a gig file on the hard drive that mite simulate downloading ??? maybe im wrong but thats what id try
    try to narrow the problem down
     
  13. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    When I'm d/ling which I'm usually doing 24/7 and also uploading my surfing speeds slow down quite a bit and I'm using pretty fast cable. When I'm not downloading (connected to emule or Kazaa) I'm surfing extremely fast. What I've noticed lately is even when I'm not connected to my p2p program people are still uploading off of me, which really sucks.
     
  14. Singleman593

    Singleman593 Guest

    check 2 see if a process is using up ur CPU % = whats the cpu usage when this happens.
     
  15. LeeJend

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    FlashGet or Quadnews are the problem, or rather limited bandwidth is the problem and those 2 programs are aggravating it.

    Playing games, opening pages, etc requires bandwidth. The two programs you are using are designed to hog all of your bandwidth to get the files transfered as fast as they can. That leaves nothing for games or surfing.
     
  16. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    I just formatted :D That did the job, everything works fine now, speeds are back to what they were, never did figure it out but oh well, a format every now and then does wonders