Total Posts:26|Showing Posts:1-26
Jump to topic:

Speed question

innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 9:52:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Is there an easy way of knowing if my computer being slow is due to the internet provider, and perhaps a remote server, or my computer itself?
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 10:00:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 9:52:19 AM, innomen wrote:
Is there an easy way of knowing if my computer being slow is due to the internet provider, and perhaps a remote server, or my computer itself?

Do a security sweep. Check the connection speed again. It's XP so it shouldn't be lagging too much. What provider do you have? Is it a wireless connection?
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 10:02:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 9:59:17 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:54:06 AM, wjmelements wrote:
What is your OS?

Windows XP

inb4 I found the problem, herr herr

In the bottom left corner, hover your mouse above the icon that tells you about your internet connection. For example, I hover over "Wireless Network Connection" and discover that my network speed is 48.0 Mbps.
You may have to right click and go to details.

Post your findings here.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 10:07:31 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 10:02:20 AM, wjmelements wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:59:17 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:54:06 AM, wjmelements wrote:
What is your OS?

Windows XP

inb4 I found the problem, herr herr

In the bottom left corner, hover your mouse above the icon that tells you about your internet connection. For example, I hover over "Wireless Network Connection" and discover that my network speed is 48.0 Mbps.
You may have to right click and go to details.

Post your findings here.

54.0
I-am-a-panda
Posts: 15,380
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 10:08:15 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 10:02:20 AM, wjmelements wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:59:17 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:54:06 AM, wjmelements wrote:
What is your OS?

Windows XP

inb4 I found the problem, herr herr

In the bottom right corner, hover your mouse above the icon that tells you about your internet connection. For example, I hover over "Wireless Network Connection" and discover that my network speed is 48.0 Mbps.
You may have to right click and go to details.

Post your findings here.

Hurr durr durr
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
Strikeeagle84015
Posts: 867
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 11:12:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
First switch to Linux you can find a version that is incredibly similar to Windows and is user friendly here.
http://www.ubuntu.com...
: At 8/17/2010 7:17:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
: Hey dawg, i herd you like evangelical trolls so we put a bible thumper in yo bible thumper so you can troll while you troll!

Arguing with an atheist about God is very similar to arguing with a blind man about what the Sistine Chapel looks like
Marilyn Poe

Strikeeagle wrote
The only way I will stop believing in God is if he appeared before me and told me that he did not exist.
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 11:20:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 11:12:32 AM, Strikeeagle84015 wrote:
First switch to Linux you can find a version that is incredibly similar to Windows and is user friendly here.
http://www.ubuntu.com...

It's not really my computer, so i can't make that kind of switch; it's the laptop my company gives me. I also have to log into their VPN, and am unsure if that slows me down.
xxdarkxx
Posts: 3,090
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 11:29:51 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
check the speed that you should be getting from your ISP and then go to http://www.speedtest.net... and run a speed test. You should get about 60-75% download speed of what your ISP says. For example I have 10 Mbs high speed from charter.. and my speed test is...
[URL=http://www.speedtest.net...][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net...[/IMG][/URL]
However i'm not the best example as I have Charter and they are always doing something with their internet. ^^^ is my current best test... where as my worst has gone as low as 1mbs download.

Also as you have xp, yours will likely be even slower, as xp holds back a percentage of your bandwith to prevent your computer from being bogged down.
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 11:53:08 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 11:29:51 AM, xxdarkxx wrote:
check the speed that you should be getting from your ISP and then go to http://www.speedtest.net... and run a speed test. You should get about 60-75% download speed of what your ISP says. For example I have 10 Mbs high speed from charter.. and my speed test is...
[URL=http://www.speedtest.net...][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net...[/IMG][/URL]
However i'm not the best example as I have Charter and they are always doing something with their internet. ^^^ is my current best test... where as my worst has gone as low as 1mbs download.

Also as you have xp, yours will likely be even slower, as xp holds back a percentage of your bandwith to prevent your computer from being bogged down.

Errors. I'm guessing i need to disconnect from my VPN.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 9:29:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 10:07:31 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 10:02:20 AM, wjmelements wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:59:17 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:54:06 AM, wjmelements wrote:
What is your OS?

Windows XP

inb4 I found the problem, herr herr

In the bottom left corner, hover your mouse above the icon that tells you about your internet connection. For example, I hover over "Wireless Network Connection" and discover that my network speed is 48.0 Mbps.
You may have to right click and go to details.

Post your findings here.

54.0

Then it's probably your computer.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
JustCallMeTarzan
Posts: 1,922
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/13/2010 9:49:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Download these:

http://www.piriform.com...
http://www.piriform.com...

They are free and work wonders. Run Ccleaner first doing a clean and registry optimization. Then run defraggler.

Then read this: http://netsquirrel.com...

Follow the directions and start disabling startup crap you don't need. It's pretty safe to leave anything that has a location field that begins "HKLM" - that's a computer wide setting (H. Key Local Machine as opposed to HKCU - Current User) and is used for loading things like drivers, etc...

You can disable anything in there like Aim, Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc... but do NOT disable anything relating to your antivirus software. Also do NOT disable some of the ones with weird names if their location is in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. The one that comes to mind first is igfxpers... Get rid of any blank entires... and if there are entries for something called "dumpprep" then that will definitely slow down your machine.

I run Windows 7, and I have about 8 startup things checked, if that gives you a good idea of how few are actually needed.

You can post a screenie and I'll tell you what you need and don't if you want.

Also, you should be using something light like AVG or A^2 for your active protection. I will kill you if you are using McAfee or Norton and complaining your machine is slow =P
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/14/2010 8:00:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 9:49:38 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
Download these:

http://www.piriform.com...
http://www.piriform.com...

They are free and work wonders. Run Ccleaner first doing a clean and registry optimization. Then run defraggler.

Then read this: http://netsquirrel.com...

Follow the directions and start disabling startup crap you don't need. It's pretty safe to leave anything that has a location field that begins "HKLM" - that's a computer wide setting (H. Key Local Machine as opposed to HKCU - Current User) and is used for loading things like drivers, etc...

You can disable anything in there like Aim, Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc... but do NOT disable anything relating to your antivirus software. Also do NOT disable some of the ones with weird names if their location is in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. The one that comes to mind first is igfxpers... Get rid of any blank entires... and if there are entries for something called "dumpprep" then that will definitely slow down your machine.

I run Windows 7, and I have about 8 startup things checked, if that gives you a good idea of how few are actually needed.

You can post a screenie and I'll tell you what you need and don't if you want.

Also, you should be using something light like AVG or A^2 for your active protection. I will kill you if you are using McAfee or Norton and complaining your machine is slow =P



um...
xxdarkxx
Posts: 3,090
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/14/2010 12:18:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 9:49:38 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
Download these:

http://www.piriform.com...
http://www.piriform.com...

They are free and work wonders. Run Ccleaner first doing a clean and registry optimization. Then run defraggler.

Then read this: http://netsquirrel.com...

Follow the directions and start disabling startup crap you don't need. It's pretty safe to leave anything that has a location field that begins "HKLM" - that's a computer wide setting (H. Key Local Machine as opposed to HKCU - Current User) and is used for loading things like drivers, etc...

You can disable anything in there like Aim, Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc... but do NOT disable anything relating to your antivirus software. Also do NOT disable some of the ones with weird names if their location is in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. The one that comes to mind first is igfxpers... Get rid of any blank entires... and if there are entries for something called "dumpprep" then that will definitely slow down your machine.

I run Windows 7, and I have about 8 startup things checked, if that gives you a good idea of how few are actually needed.

You can post a screenie and I'll tell you what you need and don't if you want.

Also, you should be using something light like AVG or A^2 for your active protection. I will kill you if you are using McAfee or Norton and complaining your machine is slow =P



seeing as its his work computer.... he probably has norton or McAfee...

even though it would make more sense to have something like AVG or Webroot
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/14/2010 12:20:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/14/2010 8:00:12 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/13/2010 9:49:38 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
Download these:

http://www.piriform.com...
http://www.piriform.com...

They are free and work wonders. Run Ccleaner first doing a clean and registry optimization. Then run defraggler.

Then read this: http://netsquirrel.com...

Follow the directions and start disabling startup crap you don't need. It's pretty safe to leave anything that has a location field that begins "HKLM" - that's a computer wide setting (H. Key Local Machine as opposed to HKCU - Current User) and is used for loading things like drivers, etc...

You can disable anything in there like Aim, Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc... but do NOT disable anything relating to your antivirus software. Also do NOT disable some of the ones with weird names if their location is in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. The one that comes to mind first is igfxpers... Get rid of any blank entires... and if there are entries for something called "dumpprep" then that will definitely slow down your machine.

I run Windows 7, and I have about 8 startup things checked, if that gives you a good idea of how few are actually needed.

You can post a screenie and I'll tell you what you need and don't if you want.

Also, you should be using something light like AVG or A^2 for your active protection. I will kill you if you are using McAfee or Norton and complaining your machine is slow =P



um...

This is true. Those are guaranteed to slow your system down.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
JustCallMeTarzan
Posts: 1,922
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/14/2010 2:53:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/14/2010 12:32:53 PM, innomen wrote:
Another question for a different computer, is there a good FREE computer cleaner?

At 8/13/2010 9:49:38 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
Download these:

http://www.piriform.com...
http://www.piriform.com...

They are free and work wonders. Run Ccleaner first doing a clean and registry optimization. Then run defraggler.
JustCallMeTarzan
Posts: 1,922
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/14/2010 5:34:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/14/2010 12:32:04 PM, innomen wrote:
It's McAfee, and it's not an optional thing.

If I thought it would do you any good, I would pray.

Your company should really switch to AVG Enterprise or even the new Microsoft one.
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/15/2010 4:07:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/14/2010 5:34:32 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
At 8/14/2010 12:32:04 PM, innomen wrote:
It's McAfee, and it's not an optional thing.

If I thought it would do you any good, I would pray.

Your company should really switch to AVG Enterprise or even the new Microsoft one.
Yeah well, my company should do a lot of things, but that's like hoping it would rain gum drops and lollipops.
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/15/2010 4:54:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
When you say 'i'm connected to my companys' VPN what do you mean.. because connecting to an external network with VPN is hella slow.

Also, how much ram do you have, what kind of cpu are you running and how much free space do you have on your hard-drive?
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
innomen
Posts: 10,052
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/16/2010 2:22:09 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/15/2010 4:54:32 AM, tvellalott wrote:
When you say 'i'm connected to my companys' VPN what do you mean.. because connecting to an external network with VPN is hella slow.

Also, how much ram do you have, what kind of cpu are you running and how much free space do you have on your hard-drive?

My company's server, which has massive firewalls, is centrally located at the headquarters in the Chicago area. I am not currently logged into it, but when the workday starts i do log into it. I have a great deal of free space, because in an effort to speed up my laptop, my IT people cleaned out every scrap of memory i had occupied. IBM Thinkpad T42 etc. It's not consistently slow, and i am thinking that it's their Mcafee kicking in at bad times. I can never click on a youtube video posted here, it just runs ridiculously slow, but outside of DDO i can run youtube better. Our IT guys changing any standard because a sales guy out in the field has suggested just aint gonna happen. IT guys are a little...dismissive in such things.