• Rise from your gwave!

my computer is damn slow

Discussion in 'Computer's Discussion' started by Gallstaff, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    Ok, I have a Gateway p4 (yes i know they suck) and i got it about 7 months ago. 700 series. Now i got a p3 dell that is way older and it's a laptop. Thing is, when i download stuff on that, it just friggen flys by, but this thing takes like 20 seconds for a 1 meg file and i'm on cable so it should take less time. Is it cause of all my roms/isos or what? What can i do?
     
  2. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    AFAIK, the transfer rate of cable connection depends on the number of cable users online in your neighborhood. Another factor is where you are downloading from and the allocation of bandwidth from that site at a given moment in time.
     
  3. Xai

    Xai New Member

    If you have Windows XP disable the reserved bandwidth for QoS packets, there's a guide somewhere at tweakxp.com. I've been told that can boost speed a bit, I really wouldn't know though.
     
  4. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    well i downloaded the half life upgrade on both comptuers, this one took about 1 hour, other takes 45 min. i will try tweakxp, thanks.
     

Share This Page