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Windows 7: Slow Downloads

08 Oct 2010   #1
Dispize01

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Slow Downloads

I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite L655D Laptop
it came with 3gb ram 2.10ghz 320gb hard drive. it runs great but when I try to download videos they are usually no greater then 2gb and it takes about 5-7 hours. is this normal?


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08 Oct 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This depends on a lot of factors, such as the speed you get from your ISP and the server you download those videos from.
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08 Oct 2010   #3
Dispize01

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Slow Downloads

My ISP is Comcast Blast so it is one of there faster services. How would I be able to tell the speed of the server?
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08 Oct 2010   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I doubt that you are allowed such a thing. If you have multiple servers to choose from when downloading a file, switch it and see if the speed improves.
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08 Oct 2010   #5
Dispize01

windows 7 64bit
 
 

what about upgrading my Ram, do you think this would help with download speeds at all.
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08 Oct 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

not really but its worth giving this a go to see your speed Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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08 Oct 2010   #7
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

you can test your internet speed with this website
Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
also your ping
Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test
ive used these sites many times to test my connections and they are really great
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08 Oct 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

it will look like this


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08 Oct 2010   #9
Dispize01

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all your help, as you can see I am kinda new to the whole understanding computers and speeds and pretty much everything else.
So what does RAM actually do for your computer then? and I forgot to mention that the vids I am downloading are all high def, could this play a factor of slow downloads?
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08 Oct 2010   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have a read of this about ram(random access memory)http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm
HowStuffWorks "Search"
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