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only getting less than 2 meg down as opposed to 13

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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    only getting less than 2 meg down as opposed to 13


    My new pc came yesterday

    I did a little research and found that a i3 3220 ivybridge processor would fit the bill and not too expensive.

    an asus P8H61-MX USB3 motherboard, windows 8 ready according to their website would again suffice and a 500 gb hdd would be more than ample for my modest needs.

    Having gone that far I decided a case psu and dvd drive would be a good investment.

    New wine in old bottles etc.

    I found an online supplier who would supply this at an exceptional price.

    So it arrived yesterday just before lunch, well packaged and undamaged.

    I opened it up and the cheapish case looked ok.

    Leaving my tea untouched, I quickly hooked up my monitor etc and put in the windows eight disk.

    Well things were going too well up till now, the dvd drive began making a noise like a 1963 ford anglia with a dynamo bearing gone, and would not read at all.

    Luckily I was able to butcher old pc and continue.

    Got that all done and a quick phone call later it's validated and ready to rock.

    At this point I popped the asus support disk into the drive, only to be met with a message, "asus support disk does not work with this operating system.

    But anyway it's working, so after playing around I go to asus site and download all the updates I can and install them.

    Everything seems ok now except the web connection, I am only getting less than 2 meg down as opposed to 13 in the old system.

    So nothing ever goes smooth,

    I downloaded lan, drivers, ethernet drivers from asus but didn't seem to help.

    Sorry this is a bit garbled but wanting to get it posted before I go out in the hope of some suggestions when I return.

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    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    been searching t'net all afternoon, someone suggested avast as being prone to incompatabilities with 8,

    so I disabled it for ten minutes, ran a speed test and lo and behold, 12,28 mbps. wow, happy days.

    enabled avast again and would you believe it still 12.2 mbps.

    computers are strange.


    btw is 63 ms a reasonable ping
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    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Some more info.

    I restarted the pc and was back to 1.8 mbps so I uninstalled avast, switched on windows defender and restarted again.

    Latest results are 13.22 mbps, which is about the best I ever had.

    Hope this is helpful to someone else.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    been searching t'net all afternoon, someone suggested avast as being prone to incompatabilities with 8,

    so I disabled it for ten minutes, ran a speed test and lo and behold, 12,28 mbps. wow, happy days.

    enabled avast again and would you believe it still 12.2 mbps.

    computers are strange.
    It is a well-known fact that Avast 7 is not 100% compatible with Windows 8; however, I am testing Avast 8 Beta 3 on one of my Windows 8 machines and it really is impressive and very lightweight on resources.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    btw is 63 ms a reasonable ping
    Ping to where? Ping times vary constantly based on network congestion, traffic, and the number of hops it takes to get to the destination and return a response.
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:31.
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    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Is there any reason not to use windows defender.?
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    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:31.
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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    That's quite a lot of information, thank you very much. I couldn't find windows defender mentioned anywhere, so it must be well down the list.
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    The Windows Defender testing is actually listed as Microsoft Security Essentials (I believe).
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:31.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    ok ta.
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