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You have that the wrong way round Skyline MB is MegaBytes and Mb is Megabits
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Scotty99 View Post

wha? You must have read that wrong sir, it sits at 3.2-3.3 MB's while downloading a game, after it got done downloading i looked at the statistics and the max was 3.9mb's.

I tested my speeds after they downloaded and they are right at what they are supposed to be 29mb's. Why does steam own my PC that much, anyone else have this issue?

Just check the units on your download rates. Steam shows the download speed as MB/s (i.e. Mega bytes per second). Whereas most ISPs advertise their speeds in Mb/s (note the lower-case b...Mega Bits per second).

So, if this is the case with your ISP, your download rate with steam is 3.2MB/s x 8 = 25.6 Mb/s (i.e. 8 Bits = 1 Byte) which is pushing the limits of your connection.

Something you can do to help this is use software to shape your internet traffic. I'm not up on the latest software for this, but I've heard of Netlimiter and cfosSpeed. Basically with these programs you can assign/limit bandwidth to certain programs.

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Edit: Ninja'd by everyone above. tongue.gif
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post #13 of 16
derp. Use QoS or pause the steam download lol.

just a confusion between megabits and megabytes. (Mb and MB respectively)

and this is why google gigaBIT needs to spread their fiber across the US.
 
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post #14 of 16
As stated, the Steam download is saturating your connection.
There's also a tab in speedtest to convert your result to MB/sec instead of mbps if that makes the 8 bit -> 1 byte conversion easier.

I really wish Steam had a throttling or specified bandwidth limit feature within it, most seem to be using something like Netlimiter in order to achieve this.
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You have that the wrong way round Skyline MB is MegaBytes and Mb is Megabits

You would pick on me wouldn't you... tongue.gif
 
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Yes my bad on the uppercase/lowercase, it definitely said MB (and was floating between 3.2-3.3).

The games download really fast, so maybe it was using my full connection. Still weird that while testing my speedtest during the download it went to 9 and when it finished it went back up to 29.

Ill look into the software that francis linked, or just do this when i sleep lol.
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