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Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 24-Feb-12 16:53:43
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


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What about copy from one PC (XP) using cable, via the hub, then wireless to the other PC (Win7)?





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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Feb-12 17:56:37
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


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Yes, my crusty old XP machine (now sadly no longer with us) would never show more than 16 meg on a through out speed test, absolutely fine using a hard wired Win7 machine. I suspect that the dear old thing just wasn't up to the job. It used to do everything else dog-slow as well.

If you wanted to throw some money at it, you could splash out on some more RAM, that would be a start.

Standard User Tipper2772
(newbie) Fri 24-Feb-12 19:23:17
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


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What about copy from one PC (XP) using cable, via the hub, then wireless to the other PC (Win7)?
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ok... just did this through the workgroup and got speeds of 4.8MB/s which is 38mbps, I'm guessing that means the nic card is ok? Hmmmm....

What else??


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Standard User Tipper2772
(newbie) Fri 24-Feb-12 19:27:04
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
Yes, my crusty old XP machine (now sadly no longer with us) would never show more than 16 meg on a through out speed test, absolutely fine using a hard wired Win7 machine. I suspect that the dear old thing just wasn't up to the job. It used to do everything else dog-slow as well.

If you wanted to throw some money at it, you could splash out on some more RAM, that would be a start.


I'm starting to think you are right, But what actually causes it? I have 4gb of ram in this pc (although it can only use 3 I think) It pretty usable, not that slow at all otherwise.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Feb-12 19:30:10
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


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I'm starting to think you are right, But what actually causes it? I have 4gb of ram in this pc (although it can only use 3 I think) It pretty usable, not that slow at all otherwise.


What specification is the XP machine? How is the network port connected? Is it on the motherboard or a card? If a card, what type of connector? How old is the machine? What is the CPU ?

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Standard User Tipper2772
(newbie) Sat 25-Feb-12 14:30:37
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by Tipper2772:
I'm starting to think you are right, But what actually causes it? I have 4gb of ram in this pc (although it can only use 3 I think) It pretty usable, not that slow at all otherwise.


What specification is the XP machine? How is the network port connected? Is it on the motherboard or a card? If a card, what type of connector? How old is the machine? What is the CPU ?



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Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
3.05 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL GA-8I915PMD
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 10g 11/25/2005

3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory


The network card seems to be part of the motherboard
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
I'm not sure what you mean by the connector.. it just seems to be a small plastic black box thats attached to the motherboard - the socket protrudes out the back of the pc from this.

Pretty old pc - never had any problems with it up to now.
Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Sat 25-Feb-12 14:45:32
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Maybe fire up Task Manager or System Monitor and see if anything starts hogging CPU or memory when carrying out a large download.

Beyond that it's into the realms of checking for network errors, retransmissions, collisions etc.

Some MS guidance on that approach here:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/win...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/148942/EN-US

Definitely a strange one.
Standard User gazter
(newbie) Sat 25-Feb-12 15:59:14
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to rule out an OS issue, try booting up from a HBCD, hiren boot disk, or a linux ubunto and do a speed test from there.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Feb-12 16:10:02
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Re: SLOW SPEED ON XP PC BUT FULL SPEED ON W7 PC


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
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Yes, my crusty old XP machine (now sadly no longer with us) would never show more than 16 meg on a through out speed test,
My XP does speedtest faster than !6 Meg. Not much faster, admittedly, but sufficient; that's cuz I'm limited by my ADSL2+ copper line, but not by XP.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Feb-12 21:14:51
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OK, but I was just empathizing with the OP, as have seen exactly the same symptoms with my kit.
Coincidence then that he happens to have a very old PC also, which also runs XP like mine did.

My machine would happily show 'accurate' tests when I was on G.DMT.

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