my computer is damn slow


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