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Optimize made dl speed worse

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My download speeds have been averaging 3770. I downloaded the free optimize scan and ran it. It told me there was a whole bunch of things it could fix including 6 values to tweak in the registry for better performance.

 

So I pay the 30 bucks and run the fix and restart. Now I can't even hit a 3000 dl speed. Ackk.

 

I created a restore point right before I ran the fix. After I saw the dl speed go down, I restored to the point I had just created and dl speed went right back up to almost 4000.

 

FYI.. I'm supposed to be getting a 6mb download speed. Comcast is giving me a smokescreen. They tell me I am getting it and NONE of the bw tests on the internet are accurate including PCPitstop.

 

While I agree that they may not be perfect because of internet variables, I find it very hard to believe they could be off by 2MB. Especially when 4 different ones give me almost identcal results.

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Internet DL speeds are variable from location to location , server to server .

 

Go here ...

 

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

 

and test a few different locations and you'll see what I mean.

 

Depending on the number and type of connections your ISP has to make to each location has a great deal to do with how fast your down and up speeds are going to be . Time of day also plays a big part in the equation , especially with cable connections.

 

My 2.5mb DSL connection can range anywhere from 1700 to 2900 kb/s .

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Thanks bluescout, but that doesn't really address my point.

 

I just paid $30 for software that makes it worse. I did everything in my above post in 15 minutes.

 

I just redid the whole scenario with restore points and the results were exactly the same. Optimize makes it worse.

 

I'm not happy.

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I understand Bobby , I guess I was addressing the second part of your post in relation to speed tests .

 

The first part of your post will have to be answered by the owners of PCPitstop of course :)

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Yeah, there's something else you need to take into consideration, that your Internet Connection has to transmit some "overhead data" in relation to the data it's sending/receiving.

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Bobby, I have Comcast as well and have seen the recent ads that say 6 megabits. My speed has been the same as yours, about 3800-3900 kilobits, for at least the past year or so--before that it was around 3000 kilobits. I think they may not have done the speed upgrade through all neighborhoods.

 

As far as Optimize goes, can you give this a try? Run this Autofix and see if it makes things better--try both settings that it offers. (Remember, you have to reboot any time you change Internet settings).

 

Autofix

 

Let me know which setting works the best.

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Well, neither one did it.

 

One made it worse and the other was the same as my old setting (32120 KB) and produces the same results as before I purchased Optimize.

 

I even tried resetting to the windows defaults and then running Optimize and it still made it over 1000k worse.

 

Can I get my money back for Optimize since it does the opposite of what it promises?

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