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very slow internet speed


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#1
I just brought a new Gateway desktop PC. It had Windows 8 preloaded on it. I am experiencing very slow internet speed. Does anyone have any suggestion on how I can fix this? Thank You!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD E-1200 APU
    Memory
    4..0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HDGraphics 1.40 GHz
    Antivirus
    AVG

fireberd

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Inverness, FL

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#2
Are you connecting (wired or wireless) to a router or directly to the ISP's modem? Has it worked OK with a different PC?

What speed are you supposed to have? and what speed are you actually getting. Run this speed test. www.speedtest.net
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.
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#3
Hey Fireberd
Thanks for responding. I am currently wired directly to my modem, but I have tried both ways. I have a 5 Mbps connection. And it is testing at 5.82 Mbps. So, that seems to be at the correct speeds. Although when I download big programs with download speed trackers, it start downloading fine and then the downloading speed drops constantly until it reaches 0 and then the downloading speed starts 2 back up constantly from 0 until it stabilizes and then the process starts over again. I am a gamer. I play MMORPG games. I also notice that my speed in the game is a lot slower. When I downloading my game it take over 5 hours to download. The same game only a little over 2 hours to download in Window 7. I am thinking that it is probably in the Windows 8 settings somewhere, but I have not been able to locate them. Any suggestions that you might have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD E-1200 APU
    Memory
    4..0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HDGraphics 1.40 GHz
    Antivirus
    AVG