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post #1 of 10
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How much does internet speed affect gaming?

Would I gain anything from upgrading my 3mb down 1mb up?

I can switch to 5mb down 1.5mb up, or 10-15mb down and 5mb up
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What is your current speed?

It mostly depends on the game and your latency (ping).
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What is your current speed?

It mostly depends on the game and your latency (ping).

3mb down 1mb up
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post #4 of 10
Ah ok. Sorry I didn't understand what you meant in your first post.

Well that is quite a weak connection, but again the Ping also is an important factor.

Can you do a SpeedTest and share it? That would be helpful. biggrin.gif
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Speed becomes irrelevant after a certain point. Quality is everything. I have 6Mbs down and 1Mb up but because it's DSL, I tend to have issues from time to time even though my ping and jitter are good.
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Do your games lag or stutter? My brother has the same speed connection and says it's fine(although I haven't tried it) just takes forever to download games.
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Do your games lag or stutter? My brother has the same speed connection and says it's fine(although I haven't tried it) just takes forever to download games.

I'm guessing that was directed at me? Occasionally yes, I do get stuttering and lag in BF3. But that 's the only online game that I play so I can't speak for other games. I talked to my ISP about it and they offer an "upgrade" to a fibre connection. Now I don't understand how that could help much as it's not fibre right to my door and still has to use the old phone lines for a good chunk of the way.
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I get around 30-60ms in games near new york, 70-100 on others
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