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Broaband Test Says My PC is slow


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I did a broadband test and it says that


Compared to the average of 3015 tests from comcast.net:
* download is 59% worse, upload is 52% worse


Does anyone know what i can do to increase my speed?


Thanks in advance
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Did you use a line speed test for your location
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I'm really a novice when it comes to computers

I went to dslreports.com and took a Flash 8 plugin based speed test

Not sure if that answers the question, but after i selected a place to do the test from it gave me those results i stated earlier
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This will let you choose the nearest one

http://www.speedtest.net/
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Thanks for responding Keith

I did the test In Toronto since it was the closes to my State

The test said that My Avg Download speed was - 969 kb/s
My best speed was- 1150 kb/s

My ISP Average for (Michigan) is 8727 kb/s

Michigan Avg 5087 kb/s

My ISP Avg (United States) 8056 kb/s


I ran Ccleaner and i Defrag my computer this week

I noticed that my computer takes a little longer than usual loading pages


I just had my computer cleaned in the Malware Forum

So i'm kinda dumbfounded on what i could do to increase my PC speed


Rip Chain sent me here to get some insight on helpful tips to improve the performance of my PC

Thanks in advance

And sorry for the delay in responding
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Ask the ISP first if they will check their end is running properly
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Has it always been slow, or just recently? Is it Cable or DSL? Do you go through a proxy?
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Called My ISP and they said no problems on their end

I have Cable

It's been running slow for a couple of weeks now


Not sure what a proxy is

I'm a novice when it comes to computers

I just had my PC cleaned

But it still takes some time to load pages
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