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MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

screwdriver
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 30-07-2007

MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

:? I noticed that on the 13th of March this year at 19:45 & 19:50 hrs, my 1MB speed seemed to increase to a 2MB connection (196608!) when I ran the speed test on two occasions.

Can anyone explain this? Since then it's stayed at the 1MB speed of course!

In fact, I've never been able to get a reading from the speed test since then, dispite leaving the programme running for over 15 minutes at a time.

Ken Driver
Northumberland
8 REPLIES
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Speed tests

Hi there,
Did you disable popups? I tried running the speed test but my Norton was stopping it!
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MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

196608kps is like a 200mb connection...
Ben_Brown
Grafter
Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

Speed tests are not always accurate, and can be effected by many factors. For example, if the clock is changed on your PC halfway through a test this can give very odd results.

It is best to perform several speed tests and get an average, to reduce the inaccuracy.
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MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

just ignore that number mate as the guys above say they not accurate as you can see from mine..

06-01-2005 20:31:54 1927.5
06-01-2005 19:21:41 986.4
09-12-2004 03:46:51 1947.3
02-12-2004 18:09:51 225468 <<
02-12-2004 18:00:53 221576 <<
02-12-2004 17:59:37 264258 <<
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MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

Looks like it cached the file it downloads, and thats the speed it read from the HDD?
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MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

Oh go on everyone, smash his dreams Cheesy
screwdriver
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Speed tests

Quote
Hi there,
Did you disable popups? I tried running the speed test but my Norton was stopping it!
Wink Thanks for the reply. I always have pop-ups enabled and my Norton 2005 is always on and It's never stopped me getting a reading before. I think that when I typed in the speed reading, I put in an extra 0!
screwdriver
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 30-07-2007

MysteriousSpeed increase in March 2005

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just ignore that number mate as the guys above say they not accurate as you can see from mine..

06-01-2005 20:31:54 1927.5
06-01-2005 19:21:41 986.4
09-12-2004 03:46:51 1947.3
02-12-2004 18:09:51 225468 <<
02-12-2004 18:00:53 221576 <<
02-12-2004 17:59:37 264258 <<

Wink Thanks for the reply mate. I think that I typed in an extra nought when I posted!
stonehaven2