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debodun

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I have a Windows 7 64-bit OS on a system that has a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 processor and 3 GB RAM. I ran a speed test and it indicated that my download speed was 27.49 Mbps and upload speed was 0.98 Mbps. Are these good values?
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Your download speed is excellent! Your upload speed is not that great, but users don't upload much - just quick instructions on what to download (like webpages), and an occasional email (if not using webmail). So generally, upload speed is not that important and I would not worry about that at all.

Note that these speeds have little to do with your computer but are primarily a factor of your ISP service.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I looked for info on how to interpret speed test results, but only fund Web site that actually have a program for it.
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What you need to ensure is you are getting what you pay for. Unfortunately, some of these speedtest sites will try to convince you poor speeds are due to problems with your computer and try to get you to run this tuneup program or that Registry tweaker. If you keep your system fully updated, and you run with a firewall and real-time anti-malware solution, these optimization programs are mostly just snake-oil gimmicks.
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That's why I ran the test from my ISP's Website.
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What ISP?

Cable
DSL
FIOS
etc...

Edited by jcgriff2, 09 February 2012 - 03:40 PM.

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That's a good point. If FIOS, you should be getting better speeds. I suspect cables, since your download speeds are too high for most DSL connections.
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Yes, it's a cable system.
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