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Hello, I'm a noobie with this stuff, and I just completed my first computer build. I'm currently installing games on Steam; Speedtest.net shows my download speeds to be up to 20mb but when I switch over to Steam it says I'm downloading at a 2mbs speed. Any information would be nice, thanks!
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bits and bytes my young padawan isp sell in bits where seam is showing bytes.
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Originally Posted by Jimbo Slice View Post

Hello, I'm a noobie with this stuff, and I just completed my first computer build. I'm currently installing games on Steam; Speedtest.net shows my download speeds to be up to 20mb but when I switch over to Steam it says I'm downloading at a 2mbs speed. Any information would be nice, thanks!

Congratz on your first build thumb.gif

Be advised that Steam will mess with your head and your d/l speeds. Try to pause and unpause a few times. Sometimes you can get a good run but otherwise its usually slow.
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Remember your steam downloads aren't coming from the speedtest server...............
All dependent on server load / distances
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OH i c thanks guys
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Just for more concrete information, there are 8 bits in a byte.
Line speeds are rated in bits, transfer rates are rated in bytes.

20 mbit / 8 = 2.5 MB/sec max
You'll lose a slight amount for transfer overhead.
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