Recent Internet speed issues

By Dylan Landry
Jun 6, 2012
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  1. About 5 months ago I could download a game at speeds around .8 or .9 megabyts p/second. Now, for whatever reason, my computer is never jumping above .38 m/p/s...
    Also, for whatever reason, I see that some of my processors out of four will jump up and down in usage for no reason. I would have my 2nd and 3rd proc's just jump up and down to 80 percent workload and then drop for two seconds, just to repeat the cycle perfectly.. Im not sure if that has something to do with it, but it's certainly an issue id like help on. I really do appreciate and knowledge on this problem that you would be able to share with me.
    Also the download speed of the game can drop to about .013 mb/p/s for maybe a minute, then jump up to the classic .39 :/
  2. ITLogicSystems

    ITLogicSystems TS Booster

    Well anything less than 1Mb/s is pretty slow in this day & age, I hope you are not paying out the wazoo for this connection. Processors spikes are normal, programs & services running in the backgroud of a system can cause them pretty consistently. Now that being said, sometimes it can be something bad like a malware/spyware program running in the background chewing up CPU cycles. Either way, here's what I want you to try...

    1st: Boot your system into safe mode w/ networking. (F8 at boot & choose accordingly)
    2nd: Now that you are in safe mode, do an internet speed test & see what the speeds are. good sites to test speed are: and take a screenshot & post speeds from safe mode, then again from normal mode.
    3rd: watch your CPU graph, see if it spikes as consistently as it does in normal mode.
    4th: reboot into normal mode & run speedtests again, compare the two. if it's much better in safe mode then there maybe something running in the background chewing up CPU cycles or killing your bandwidth.
    5th: download speccy and post back the results as a text file. speccy shows what your computer has in it & it shows processes running, etc.
    6th: post back here on the forum with your results
    *Note: if it's something running in the background or a potential virus/malware/spyware issue, this question may be better answered in that area of this forum. unfortunately, we are not all knowledgeable in all areas of the computer world. the folks over in that area of the forum are much better at troubleshooting issues with bogus stuff on a computer than me.

    Hope this helps, take care!

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