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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
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    Windows 7 Home Premium
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Old specifications slowing down internet!


    Running Windows 10 64bit with all updates, also on BT Infinity fibre broadband between 60-85Mbs, but my computer is 8 years old, the processor is 2.40gig AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core, 128kb Primary memory cache, 512kb secondary memory cache. Would these old specifications slow my internet down? As always your thoughts most appreciated.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    The speed is mostly set by the network card which as long as it's 100 meg will be faster than your internet speed as long as your not gaming it should be fine
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Cheers Samuria: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, that's what's fitted to my desktop computer. The reason I set the question is that I have a mobile phone quad core processor + latest chipset, and internet runs like lightning, but this computer is rather sluggish considering I am on a fairly good broadband speed. I don't game, just general use, but frequent use.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    The computer being older will not affect your overall network speed. What will cause performance issues is if you are running legacy wireless protocols such as 802.11b. Access Points Support Legacy Data Rates – MetaGeek Support
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Thanks for the input, how can I check if I am running legacy wireless protocols! I don't know this aspect of computering technology, but every little bit helps. Signing off now bedtime in UK...Cheers to all.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Neemobeer said: View Post
    The computer being older will not affect your overall network speed. What will cause performance issues is if you are running legacy wireless protocols such as 802.11b. Access Points Support Legacy Data Rates MetaGeek Support
    If the OP is running gigabit wired Ethernet, how would WiFi settings affect that?

    @peter4076,

    Right click on the network icon next to the clock in the taskbar, select Open Network and Sharing Center. Click on the blue Ethernet link next to Connections: . What speed do you get in the results?

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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7

    The external connection is gigabit. OP doesn't mention how they are connecting to their router
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    Neemobeer said: View Post
    The external connection is gigabit. OP doesn't mention how they are connecting to their router
    Well, considering the OP posted:

    peter4076 said: View Post
    Cheers Samuria: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, that's what's fitted to my desktop computer.
    One would assume that is what is connecting the desktop computer to the router.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9

    Ok, I didn't read that reply.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       3 Weeks Ago #10

    NavyLCDR: Speed is 1.0Gbps, I have another desktop wired off the same router, goes like lightning, also 2 laptops...perfect, also connected to smart tv, Netflix 4K perfect, it's just my personnel old desktop (a friend really), these other devices are not on at the same time.
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