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Hello, this has been happening for a while but its really starting to get annoying. When I start a download in Steam, it starts out at 3 MB/S then goes down to 1.7 and stays there. I get around 30mbps on speedtest.net. I have tried changing the download region and internet connection speed but it does the same thing. Any ideas?

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I doubt it. It's probably with your ISP.
The only time where you don't see normal speeds in Steam is if a lot of people are downloading the same game. Like when a big title drops.
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Yeah they do that, I have 400 Megs available to me but ill get a max of 1-5 MB/s, depends on how their server is doing.
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Originally Posted by flaviz;13538041 
Hello, this has been happening for a while but its really starting to get annoying. When I start a download in Steam, it starts out at 3 MB/S then goes down to 1.7 and stays there. I get around 30mbps on speedtest.net. I have tried changing the download region and internet connection speed but it does the same thing. Any ideas?

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Oh, you must have road runner, speedtest will peak at 3 MB/s then steady out at 1.7 or 1.8. The 3 MB is because of the speed boost.
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Yeah, this always happens but only in Steam. Also, in that pic it says my peak download is 2.9 so I don't get it.
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Every time I download from there I tend to get around 2mb/s. That's while I'm at the university and while I'm at home.
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post #7 of 42
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13538076 
Oh, you must have road runner, speedtest will peak at 3 MB/s then steady out at 1.7 or 1.8. The 3 MB is because of the speed boost.

No, I have Mediacom and I get 30mbps on everything else.
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seeing people moan about 1.5-1.7 makes me mad, come to africa bro!
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post #9 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaviz;13538081 
Yeah, this always happens but only in Steam. Also, in that pic it says my peak download is 2.9 so I don't get it.

Thats because turbo boost only lasts like 30 seconds max, then it stables itself out. What your seeing is completely normal.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13538108 
Thats because turbo boost only lasts like 30 seconds max, then it stables itself out. What your seeing is completely normal.

It has only been like this since an update to Steam a while back and I get my full speed on everything else.
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