I'm having a problem downloading on Win 7. It doesn't matter which browser I use, the downloads are agonizingly slow. The problem doesn't seem to be in the internet connection itself. I'm using ATT as an isp; using both their broadband speed test, and another one, I'm averaging 12mbs! (It can vary widely, but that's an average.) Web pages display quickly enough, but downloads take hours. I tried to download 1 gig, and it took 8 hours!!
Now, here's the curious part: the problem is occurring on my new machine, which I built myself; but my old machine (a 10 year old HP with 2 gigs of ram and and a 1 core processor) can download that same file, using the same browser, ip, router, etc in 1 hour!!
It hardly requires an advanced degree in forensics to discern the problem is somewhere in the configuration of Win 7, but I'm damned if I can figure it out. (Building a computer is easy; configuring it could give Stephen Hawking a head ache.)
Here are the specs on the build:
MSI Z87-G45 mobo
MSI R9 270 GPU
16 Gigs ram
Linksys AE2500 network adaptor
AVAST internet suite
If anyone can provide assistance, I would be appreciative and even say nice things about you.
Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2014 - 01:10 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.