I've played a few different online games this year and for the past few months I've been having major issues downloading and installing the game clients, and updating them when patches come out. I'm wondering if I'm having some hardware issues. I built this PC about a year ago so my hardware is up to date. I have cable internet and speedtest.net came back with 7.5MBps, but of course I never get speeds anywhere near that when working with these game client patchers. What's a good place to start looking for potential hardware issues, some type of benchmarking software?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can share.