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Hey, on another forum for a game some guys have been talking about trying to download a game faster. I commented that it's all about the internet really. I mean, when's the last time your internet was so fast, your hard drive couldn't keep up? Then I got this reply:

" you need a good processor and decent internet speed to download maplestory because when it says something like lets say 6mbps speeds , then it really means its about 1-3mbps because there are many other stations where the internet packet are having to go through.
Because of this, you aren't honestly getting what you're paying for. "

I don't agree, but I'm not an expert. Anybody have any opinions? This is a download from a website or from a downloader, not BitTorrent.

Thanks a lot.
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Processor hasn't had an effect on DL speeds since the stone ages.

If your CPU is holding you back when downloading something, you need to stop running so many programs.
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Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post

Hey, on another forum for a game some guys have been talking about trying to download a game faster. I commented that it's all about the internet really. I mean, when's the last time your internet was so fast, your hard drive couldn't keep up? Then I got this reply:

" you need a good processor and decent internet speed to download maplestory because when it says something like lets say 6mbps speeds , then it really means its about 1-3mbps because there are many other stations where the internet packet are having to go through.
Because of this, you aren't honestly getting what you're paying for. "

I don't agree, but I'm not an expert. Anybody have any opinions? This is a download from a website or from a downloader, not BitTorrent.

Thanks a lot.

I've never ever heard of a CPU bottlenecking someone's download speed... Unless you're running a 20 year old computer, I doubt anyone would have issues tongue.gif

I've hit 300 mb/s download on a P4, for reference.
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Thanks guys, this is what I suspected. smile.gif
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Also to say about each "hop" the speed stays the same but there will be latency. In that case what he is referring to is the common DSL connection where the line rate would be 6mbps but the sync rate will depend on how far you are connected from the ISP. The other thing is it may be a peer 2 peer downloader where your own upload speed could be saturated from uploading preventing the downloads sd from going faster.
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CPU can be a bottleneck in download speeds. Though this to be true, it requires the connection speed to be awfully fast, and the connection to have a extremely strong encryption. As an example, I managed to hit a 70% CPU usage for one core (on a windows machine) when downloading data from my home server over a gigabit connection (The raw transfer speed average was 1007Mb/s (125.8MB/s)) and it used a 256 bit AES encryption. However when downloading stuff from the internet is unlikely to be this strongly encrypted and you downloading over a gigabit internet connection.

However, a decent CPU might be needed also if using a downloader of some sort, that downloads data that is compressed with some very heavy compression, and uncompressing it on the fly.
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