I have a Lenovo running Vista with 137gb hard drive (73gb of free space) and 2gb of ram. I'm on DSL with a connection speed of 5.5Mbps (supposedly!), yet when i try to stream video (hulu, or other tv shows from cbs.com, etc) it is horrible! Totally unwatchable. Actually, all websites load slow, it's not just streaming video that is slow.
I tried www.speedtest.net and here are the results:
download: 0.38 Mb/s
upload: 1.03 Mb/s
ping: 171 ms
In contrast, I also have a 3 year old Toshiba with only 80gb hard drive (only 8gb free space) and 1 gb of ram, running on the exact same DSL wireless network and it streams just fine, and the tested download speed is more than 10x faster than the Lenovo.
The Toshiba has been my workhorse for the last 3 years and still runs well. I would like to switch to the Lenovo, but can't get past the download speed. Everything else on the Lenovo is very fast.
Am I right to think there is some sort of setting on my Lenovo that will help with this?
I'm fairly computer literate, but definitely not a techie, so please be gentle with me.
Edited by brubend, 09 March 2010 - 12:15 AM.