I'm puzzled about the discrepancy between the speeds I get between doing these two speed tests. Even done within a few mins of each other, the result from the Talk Talk members' site is invariably markedly greater than doing the Think Broadband test.
Far be it from me to accuse anybody of deliberately skewing results, but just as an example, I've just done a test before posting here and these are the results I got - not untypical
From the Talk Talk Members site, http://www.talktalkmembers.com/content/view/53/124/
Download shows as 10068 KBits/s and upload as 529 KBits/s (copied and pasted direct from the results page)
From Think Broadand site, the results are
Download 4Mbps and upload 0.8Mbps
Even taking into account the incremental difference Kbps as opposed to Mbps, this simply doesn't tally - there is no resemblance whatsoever between the two sets of results.
I am using a PC running Windows XP. My processor is an AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, it's running at 3.02Gh and there is 3.00GB Ram. The 298GB hard drive has 210 GB of free space. I use a wired connection to an Echo Life HG520s router, as supplied by TalkTalk. There have been problems lately with dropped connections, which I've had help with from TalkTalk first level tech team, but it still happens from time to time.
No other computer is running in my house and the router is protected from piggybacking