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I have been having problems recently trying to download files from the internet on to my DELL Dimension 4500 computer Today, the computer managed to complete the Pitstop tests but the whole process took over one hour. Most of the results were similar to those I have received in the past but the download speed was only 55Kb/s, clearly an intolerable slow speed. The details of my system are given below:

 

I have run various programs,, Disk Cleanup, Spybot, Registry Mechanic, Defragment, Pitstop Optimize2, and Disk MD, all these before running the Pitstop tests. My other two computers are not affected by the problem and give tolerable results in the Pitstop tests. I am using my laptop to send this message.

 

Please could someone advise me on the steps I need to take to identify the source of the problem?

 

Dimension 4500, 2.53GHz processor, 1024Mb DIMM, Windows XP, 20Gb hard disk, 80Gb hard disk, Roxio CD R/RW, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN, Dell Photo All-in-One printer. Iomega 500Gb hard disk

 

Dimension 4100, 1GHz processor, 256Mb SDRAM, Windows ME, 20Gb hard disk, Adaptec CD R/DW, HP Deskjet 840C, Scanjet 3300c, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN

 

Inspiron 8600, 1.4 Ghz processor, 512Mb SDRAM, Windows XP Home, 40Gb hard disk, Philips CDRW/DVD disk drive, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN

 

Netgear RP614 v2 router.

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Try 'control-alt-delete' and see where the computers resources are being used. The task manager is handy for this..

 

Your computer may be sending e-mail out and not telling you-----

 

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To Tx Redneck & Theoldgardener: thank your helpful replies. I have carried out much housekeeping, clearing Temporary files, Cookies etc and Defragged again with a considerable improvement in the download and upload rates. I tried further tests and the results vary considerably with the number and length of stages between my computers and the various servers. I can now live my computer in this condition without fretting.

 

:rofl2:

 

Actually, I prepared this reply last Friday but I collapsed at the keyboard and was rushed to hospital. I have now recovered but my wife has banned me from driving or cycling and has limited my computer time.

 

:rofl2:

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Actually, I prepared this reply last Friday but I collapsed at the keyboard and was rushed to hospital. I have now recovered but my wife has banned me from driving or cycling and has limited my computer time.

 

do over do it :nono: .........take care of your health first
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