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Q: Speed tests

I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)

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A: Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.
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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup
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Many of us me included are concerned about Broadband Tests Speed how quot fast quot our ISP Internet Service Provider is Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days If Broadband Speed Tests your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of say Mbs and your result is only Mbs that's normal ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate In my Broadband Speed Tests experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active I have no wireless so have no experience with that nbsp nbsp Tip For best results clear your Broadband Speed Tests browser cache cookies temp files etc before a test The farther you are from the test server the lower your results Speedtest net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with Wide Open West Audit My PC c NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know it has options to check where you are work home etc and I got widely varying results with each SpeakEasy This is what my ISP Comcast uses when they are here for a service call I thought it was because it always gave the best result but not true after I checked on the other sites nbsp nbsp Note This is an international forum please add your own test sites for your area of the world

A:Broadband Speed Tests

browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"
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how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?

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A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.
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A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?
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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
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What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?

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A:Slow speed tests

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My wife s Samsung laptop started exhibiting problems when she tried to upload attachments to web-based email I eventually ran a speed test on several different sites and found that while (Speed Tests) Upload Fails the download portion of the test was great the upload portion Upload Fails (Speed Tests) always failed It actually seems to run but slows down and eventually times out Several other Upload Fails (Speed Tests) devices using the same wireless router work fine I ve tried several things - Rebooted the router - Taken down the firewall Windows - Completely removed the virus software AVG - Ran virus and malware checks - Rebooted in safe mode with networking All have no effect except rebooting in safe mode Then the upload works like a Upload Fails (Speed Tests) champ So it seems to me something is running that is blocking the upload I ve even went into MSCONFIG and systematically disabled services to see if any of them were the problem again to no effect I m pretty much out of ideas Anyone help Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Home Premium Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - M CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R HD Graphics Family - Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB D Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD E A E A E A EA EA Antivirus avast Antivirus Updated and Enabled Thanks kep nbsp

A:Upload Fails (Speed Tests)

how did you remove AVG - did you use the tool -see below

you also have Avast - it may be worth removing

you could try a clean boot and see if that helps
have a read here

see if that works - if it does - use the "add half" process to add back items -

AVG Removal Tools

> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2013 - > on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2012 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2011 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 9.0 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
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Hello all,
I have had various speed tests run on my Toshiba L875 with 4 gigs of Ram and a 640 GB hard drive. The speed tests are usually in the 75/35 range but even with Verizon FIOS they have been slow (upload speed has been). won't even hardly register (getting like 40 over 3 to 5 for the download). I ran Malwarebytes last night and there were no infections but the system still is slow according to FIOS' speed test. I'm at a loss and need an option to figure out why this is occurring. Thanks for all you guys do.

PS: Will run another Malwarebytes scan now.


A:Speed tests very slow/possible infection?

I ran a malwarebytes scan sand no infections were found.

Think that really concerns me is

205 ms ping (way too high) and 12/7, when I'm used to 75/35. Any advice?

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Thank you.

A:Are there tests to run to see how well your computer is doing in terms of speed

There is a "Performance Monitor" application built into Windows, that you can access through Administrative tools in the Control Panel. This can generate all sorts of reports and diagnostics on almost every part of your machine. It is a very powerful tool once you understand how to use it.
Some google results for tutorials here.
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Hi there
on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.


A:OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?
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A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

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A:Slow Internet despite good speed tests

Ping some websites you are trying to load
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When i did a speed test to where the server was roughly located it said my ping was 14Ms -

I use Verizon fios, 25/25 speed plan, a MI424WR Router, that was provided, and a wired connection.

*Also i do not have any FPS Lag, i am getting 50-60 frames.
*And i have leatrix latency fix installed, version 3.00

Could anyone please shed some light on my issue here? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Ping mismatch between speed tests and actual in-game.

Hi Condiments and welcome to W7 Forums

Lots of factors come into play when it comes to Ping times. Firstly, remember that the value that you get at any particular time is what it is AT THAT TIME, i.e. Ping is a dynamic variable. Secondly, it depends on the load at both the destination server and any intermediate servers in the path between you and it - in other words, the more players connected the greater the load. Thirdly, your time of day and how many others are sharing your line (the contention ratio). Unfortunately, most of these are beyond your control (except, perhaps, the time of day that you choose to play). You could try logging out of the game and logging back in again, to see if by doing that you get any improvement (possible, if a different route between you and the game server is established).
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A:DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

You may have aquired a "rootkit"Some are very hard to detect & remove.Go here, should be able to find something there to find out if a rootkit is the problem.
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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
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This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
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A:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

Launch Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareA 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
Click Finish.On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' linkAfter the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
A Threat Scan will begin.When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.In most cases, a restart will be required.Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed:On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' linkAfter the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
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You would be smart to backup any data you cherish while you can

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

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How old is the WD drive? How long have you used it?

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Well to be honest that might just be it

Passing ram test are good things but take in mind you have a weak cpu 1.66ghz

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Anything Techspot brothers?

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And here are a couple from Comodo, labeled as online tests but they are actually downloads, go figure ...

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Quote: Originally Posted by rmw020

Hey, do Stress Tests really work???

What is the deal with Prime95???

Any decent Ram tests????

They work, prime95 stresses CPU, and the best ram test is memtestx86.

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Great!!Looking forward to them!!!
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Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter

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A:Registry Cleaner Tests - Why NOT To Use One!

Both of those programs are very good programs used by people with the proper knowledge. I do agree with you that it can do damage to the registry. Using the fix all is where the problem is.Using the save button would probably help most. Any tool in the wrong hands can do damage.
Thank you for the test, job well done!
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A:Random Shut Down (some tests already done)

Shutdowns are typically a hardware fault. Most common causes are the motherboard or power supply.
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Feature Settings Check

My Avast passed all 5 tests again.

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Trend Micro blocked the pages from being opened , if I forced it to open the pages , it deleted the files as soon as they were written to the drive.
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450 unnecessary (junk) files that take up 11700 KB of space

not optimised for high speed connection

1 unnecessary programme that runs in the background and slows down my computer

69 registry errors

5 registry keys that can be adjusted to give system a performance boost

I can't afford the money to pay for the programme to fix them, and am also a bit concerned it may not be true and they just want my money.

Any help will be appreciated

PS I have a windows XP packard bell laptop, I run clean up and disk clean up after every internet use, I also run adaware and AVG free and spybot and AVG anti spy on a regular basis, I have zone alarm and AVG free running at all times

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What tests did you run?
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A:Does This Site Do Comparison Tests?

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A:*** Need Some Key Basic Tests For A Win 8 Laptop ***

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I have never seen two tests alike except the typing test and that one is standard I believe.
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the latest testresults from Matousec:
Comodos is #1 with 100% score on 148 tests !
OnlineArmor is #2 with 96%, a good alternative if you don?t want Comodo...
the 2 firewalls at the top are both FREE, it can?t be any better, can it ?
PcTools is #9 with 51% score....

i decided to try PcTools a few weeks back, but i couldn?t configure it quick enough because of a confusing userinterface.
as i needed a working computer, i decided to keep Comodo.
seeing this result, i?m glad i didn?t switch to PcTools...

Results and comments -

a screenshot showing the results from 148 tests:

A:Firewall tests by Matousec, Comodo is #1 !

Interesting. The vendors' responses are interesting, too.

Results and comments -

I, too, use Comodo firewall.
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A:Unable to rkill.exe the malware to run tests

Ok things have got a lot worse.

I managed to successfully get the rkill.exe to run, it allowed me to access the internet and download the 2 recommended applications and removed the viruses ability to close applications I opened. I ran the DDS section without a hitch and had the two files saved to my desktop. I ran GMER before realising some of the preferences needed to be unticked, when I terminated the application to fix these problems my computer went into a powerful freeze that lasted about an hour. After which I was forced to do a hard reset.

The next morning I turned the PC on only for it to not come to life, I had the manifactures splash screen but then the PC would not boot.

Pressing F8 gave me 3 options to boot but no more.

USB : USB FLASH MEMORY5. 00 (since removed USB stick, used to distribute the kill.exe files.)

No option for a system restore.



My original post describing the premature problems in more detail.
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What command line option was used to do that ?

I couldn't find it via search, or maybe my search keywords were off by a mile

A:Command line that tests RAM speeds.

winsat mem
Run it from an elevated cm prompt.

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A:Any tests to see if this network problem comes from an infection?

Hello,My computer can't connect to any password protected networks (that I do have the passwords for). Is there some kind of test to see if the problem comes from a virus/malware problem?Thank you,DominicP.S.: I'm aware that I already mentioned this problem here ( ), but I thought it would be ok to make a second thread since this one is more about infections than networking. Sorry if it bothers the administration!
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A:Freeware Antivirus Detection Tests

Wow, talking about bursting AVG's bubble! I, for one, will be looking around for an AV other than AVG. No hurry, though. I have always felt that my use habits were the most important part of preventing getting a malware infection. Anyone considering getting that AV offered by AOL had best read and understand the EULA.
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A:ARPANET - First tests 35 years ago led to Internet

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So I uninstalled cata 10.9 via safemode driver sweeper, then fresh cata 10.9 install
Prime95 for 1 hour with - no crashes
Memtest86 overnight - no crashes
Cleaned HD4890 with compressed air - still crashes
Played BFBC2 w/o sound enabled for about 25 min, then froze
Played BFBC2 w/sound and still crashed after about 15 min of play
here is my new BSOD files and dxdiag

I'm trying to determine if my PSU might be giving out on me, however I don't have a multimeter to test the 12v rail. Also if I have a faulty HD4890....I'm hoping you guys can look again at my new files and possibly see something that might point to the issue thanks guys

A:New BSOD freeze files after tests

Quote: Originally Posted by wrxsnowman

So I uninstalled cata 10.9 via safemode driver sweeper, then fresh cata 10.9 install
Prime95 for 1 hour with - no crashes
Memtest86 overnight - no crashes
Cleaned HD4890 with compressed air - still crashes
Played BFBC2 w/o sound enabled for about 25 min, then froze
Played BFBC2 w/sound and still crashed after about 15 min of play
here is my new BSOD files and dxdiag

I'm trying to determine if my PSU might be giving out on me, however I don't have a multimeter to test the 12v rail. Also if I have a faulty HD4890....I'm hoping you guys can look again at my new files and possibly see something that might point to the issue thanks guys

no DMP file included try this way

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the appropriate section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.
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A:BSODs point to bad RAM, RAM tests good...

FYI - most BSOD errors point to memory (not to RAM) - because it's the improper accessing of memory that causes most of the BSOD problems with drivers.

Memory comprises -
- pagefile
- other memory (video, CPU, mobo most commonly)
- virtual memory (which resides in RAM or pagefile)

5 memory dumps were uploaded, 1 was corrupted and unusable
All were dated 06 Mar 10

The Windows Debugging Tools aren't able to access symbols for your operating system files (in particular NTOSKRNL.EXE / NTKRNLMP.EXE / NTKRNLPA.EXE / NTKRPAMP.EXE) from the Microsoft Symbol Server - so that makes debugging them difficult if not impossible.

Please do the following:
- activate/validate the Windows installation at Genuine Microsoft Software
- run sfc.exe /scannow to replace any problem files
- If that doesn't fix it, then wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows
- don't use "leaked"/torrent builds

Summary of the BSOD's:

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar 6 14:02:51.654 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:53.279
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar 6 23:11:48.581 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:28.142
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar 6 23:21:56.447 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:09:00.008
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 83235b71, 8db1336c, 0}
Probably caused by : cng.sys ( cng!ReadExternalEntropyIntoPool+1a6 )
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar 6 05:39:36.291 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:27:04.852
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfsfltr.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfsfltr.sys
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A:BSOD mainly when playing games, some tests already run.

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