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02-05-2013, 06:23 PM #1
Steam download and broadband speed quandary.
something's puzzling me.
I have a modest but very dependable 8meg Broadband connection. Had it for years and have no trouble watching HD TV, playing online and attaching our phones to it simultaneously.
If I test this using any of the sites offering to do so I get anything twixt 7 and 9 MB/S.
If I download a file from Steam this usually maxes out at 1.1 MB/S.
During the download everything else slows and a check on the same test sites tells me my speed is 512KB/s-ish.
Where's the 6 or 7meg left gone? Am I being thick here?