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Broadband Speed Speakeasy Test

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by woodgeek, May 19, 2007.

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  1. woodgeek

    woodgeek Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Two of my PCs sit side by side, are hooked to the same router, etc. but one tests out at about half the download speed of the other. Both have XP Pro Service Pack 2.... the one that tests faster (downloading) is an AMD 2GB RAM w/ a Marvel Yukon PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller and the one that downloads slower is a core 2 duo w/ an Intel 82566DC Gigabit network controller.

    I don't get it! :confused: The one tests at 7648 kbps and the other in the 4,000 range.... I have updated the driver... it didn't help so I dropped back to the original. My core 2 should be kicking the other's butt!

    ANy help would be appreciated.

    Woodgeek
     
  2. lefty1953

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    Try switching the port numbers to them and see if there is a difference that way. If the AMD is set at Port 1 and the Intel is set at port 2 just switch them. If there is no difference it is the network card that is at fault.
     
  3. woodgeek

    woodgeek Thread Starter

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    Thanks Lefty,

    I have tried switching ports and the cables too. Same problem. It's weird, the download speed is a little more than half but the upload is right on the money. I can't help feeling that it's a setting somewhere. I'm going to tinker with it a little more before replacing the card (though that would be faster).. . I always like to know if things will be a repeating problem for others with the same hardware. thx.
     
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