Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Slow speed tests

29 May 2010   #1
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Slow speed tests

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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!!!

This from our own surpurb Tut Collection

Optimize Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #3
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Been there, done that with the first link. Can't do the solid state drive. (budget issues). Scan at Crucial says I can't add more memory. Not sure I believe them, though. I was just hoping there was a tweak I missed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 May 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Been there, done that with the first link. Can't do the solid state drive. (budget issues). Scan at Crucial says I can't add more memory. Not sure I believe them, though. I was just hoping there was a tweak I missed.
Might be use of "homegroup", on some system homegroup can experience slow downloads due to its use of IPv6. Especially on older equipment (routers, nics, etc) and mixed OS networks.

You can test by creating a new network connection using workgroup and see if it resolves the problem Workgroup uses IPv4 an older protocol.


Let us know if you need help doing that.

ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try the speed test that I use; very accurate and used by most at the Forum

Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #6
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I would need help doing that. I got the same results on that test.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2010   #7
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I know this post is a few months old.

I have a download of 21.17 Mbps and upload of 3.42 Mbps with comcast as my provider. Yes, it is pretty fast. I found that some routers were slowing my speeds way down. If anyone feels their speed is slow then be sure to try a direct connect with out any router and do a speed test for free at Speakeasy - Speed Test then do one again with the router. If you notice a difference then you have now found your problem, the router. I run the Cisco Linksys BEFSR41 Version 4.3, not a wireless one. I don't need wireless but I have one if I ever needed one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2010   #8
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This problem has been solved for a while now but that is some good info for troubleshooting. Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Slow speed tests




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Ping mismatch between speed tests and actual in-game.
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...
Network & Sharing
Slow speed, fast speed, slow speed.
Recently moved house and had installed my internet today, the exact same setup. Right now the only difference with this setup is that the router is plugged into my laptop, and if anything, it's closer to my computer than it was in the previous house. My problem is that it randomly goes slow...
Network & Sharing
Broadband Speed Tests
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...
Network & Sharing
HDD very slow, but all tests OK??
I've had some computer behavior that I don't understand. Perhaps someone can explain what I'm seeing. Over the past year, I've had two desktop computer systems, both 64 bit windows. The first system had a WD 300Gbyte Velociraptor disk. It also had a defective motherboard that I replaced. ...
Hardware & Devices
My Speed Tests: XP SP2 -vs- Win7 Ultimate 32bit
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...
Performance & Maintenance
Microsoft's own speed tests show IE beating Chrome, Firefox
Just before announcing that Internet Explorer 8 has been finalized, Microsoft has released a new report titled "Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis." The document explains the various browser and network components and how each piece can...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App