Whenever I start a download through Firefox, have not tried with internet explorer, but it probably has a similar effect, my computer slows down to the extent that my mouse can not even make smooth trails accross the screen. I recently also tried running a very low graphics online game that required a good connection to the other players, and it slowed my system down so the screen was messing up whenever I changed my view in the FPS game.
When I asked the people if I was lagging, they said I had a very low ping, one of the lowest in the game at the time, so I am convinced that it is my system that is having issues right now.
Edit: I just tried with explorer, it does not seem to have the download lag like firefox does. I am going to see if it is the download manager im using.
Edit2: I just tried using my torrent program, and my computer starts to hang when my downloads go anywhere near 100kb/s, whereas before I reformatted my computer could easily go at over 600kb/s without any hanging or disruption of other programs.
Edited by Mojinko, 01 August 2006 - 10:46 PM.