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Have you checked if you are getting the correct speed on your home broadband (I am assuming that you are using broadband) go to http://www.speedtest.net the result should be approximatly what you are paying for. If it is less it could be upstream traffic as @welisten2you suggested or it could be your internet connection.
Are there times in the day when the speed seems better? (run the test on http://www.speedtest.net at various times of the day) if this is the case it could be network related. Most ADSL services (in the UK) are contended. What this means is that on a typical home line with a 1:50 ratio you are sharing your connection with up to 50 other people it could be that someone in your area is doing large downloads. Alas I do not think there is much you can do about that. Alternativly it could just be a local issue with your router. Take a look at
for a list of actions to take to make sure you have a good connection
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
First, we need to make sure all the bandwidth consuming programs on your computer are satisfied, meaning it could be a number of things slowing down your video. hit control+alt+del, open the task manager, look at the processes tab. It only takes about 20 processes to run windows and your virus program. If you have more than that , i would go into the settings of any extra programs running by the clock on the taskbar and uncheck the boxes that say something to the effect of "start when windows starts"
Next, check all your programs that regularly require updates example:windows, virus program, spyware program, printer software. If a number of these are looking for updates, it will take some of your bandwidth doing it.
Empty all your internet trash files, cookies and stored web pages will go out and update theselves using your bandwidth. I found a very handy free program that empties all your internet trash folders quickly and from the same easy interface:www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1
just download it to your desktop, open it and run.
It works great and doesn't touch any important windows files like some of the other spy/adware do.
always run more than once untill you get a message "no files removed". This message shows that nothing is going out and getting more info from outside sources and a good indicator that you are spyware/virus free. do not run this till you turn off your browser as an open browser is constantly bringing in info.
If none of these help i would suggest you trying a differtent video driver, but thats another step we'll take if these do not fix the issue..
Post again if you need the next step or rate if this solves the issue.
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Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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