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Slowing Computer From Internet?


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#1 Mojinko

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:31 PM

I have recently reformatted my computer and got most of my programs reinstalled, but a new problem has come around.

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.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:44 AM

Have you cleaned all the temp files on your computer?

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:16 PM

I have tried all of those, and the slugishness is only caused when I download alot of stuff at once from the internet, not just running offline programs or anything like that.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:38 PM

Sounds like the connection, not the machine. Have you tried rebooting your modem? If you have a cable connection, you need to shut everything down, cut power to the modem, and wait a few minutes. Reconnect the modem and let it cycle thru and re-establish an IP address. Then, restart the computer and let it boot to the new IP. IP addresses get "stale" from time-to-time, and this might be your problem. If you have DSL, I don't know if the same process can help, but it seems like it would.




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