found that Internet speed in Vista is slightly faster than XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bill's secret lover, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. anyone notice that?
    i'm talking about downloading or website surfing..
    Vista is slightly faster.
    Bill's secret lover, Dec 11, 2006
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  2. Synapse Syndrome, Dec 11, 2006
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  3. On a related note, I discovered that web activity is more dependent on
    CPU-speed than I had previously thought.

    I was using Windows on a machine running at 1 GHz connected to a cable
    modem. The cable modem was supposed to be running at 3 mbps (and online
    speed tests proved this to be the case), but soon, a promised upgrade to 6
    mbps arrived and I was not able to see the full upgrade speed. Instead of 6
    mbps, I was registering something closer to 4 mbps. I could see an increase,
    but not what I had expected. Then, a much faster machine was plugged into
    the same network. Guess what? It registered the full 6 mbps! I didn't
    realize before that a 1 GHz machine was not capable of keeping up with the
    broadband. My friend suggested that this could be the result of the
    bandwidth testing program running Java script on the web and that it was the
    emulation of this Java script that was slowing things down. I don't know.
    Who knows? Maybe it was the process of pumping all those bits through that
    antiquated TCP/IP stack that was responsible for the slow down. Oh, and to
    save some of you the trouble of pointing it out; Yes, I knew enough to shut
    down all other web activity while the testing was underway. Could any of you
    dual-boot dudes run a speed test on both XP and Vista and report back? Of
    course, if your machine is too fast, it may not show any speed derogation in
    either case.

    Just my 2 ยข worth,

    - Stan
    Stan Shankman, Dec 11, 2006
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    WT, Dec 13, 2006
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