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Re: Newer Laptop slower than old? W10 tweaks?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:56 am
by ef37a
Last night, after reading this thread I did some tests on my rather old living room PC.
AMD Ath' 2core 3G Asus MOBO* 4Gram and a 240G SSD with 75% spare.

Ethernet from TTlk router via 2mtrs of CAT5e Network card is Nvidia 10/100/1000 mbps.

Ookla gives: 33.7/29.3 dn...9.24/8.92 up ping 19/13mS (two goes)

Watchdog: 38.0/37.8dn 9.9/9.1 up ping 11.9/12.1

Broad Band Speed checker: 30.43 dn 8.13 up ping 137mS !!! Why?

M-Lab: 34.5 dn 7.5 up ping 10mS

So, who is telling the Gospel? My HP i3 laptop tops out at 24/25 down but always hit 9+ upload with Ookla. Router is a mtr away.

I am on Fibre to Cabinet BTW and the cabinet is about 50mtrs down the street.

*Speccy won't tell me about it now. Just says "Bad Allocation" whatever TF that means?

Dave.

Re: Newer Laptop slower than old? W10 tweaks?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:31 pm
by Pete Kaine
ef37a wrote:Ookla gives: 33.7/29.3 dn...9.24/8.92 up ping 19/13mS (two goes)

Watchdog: 38.0/37.8dn 9.9/9.1 up ping 11.9/12.1

Broad Band Speed checker: 30.43 dn 8.13 up ping 137mS !!! Why?

M-Lab: 34.5 dn 7.5 up ping 10mS

Whichever is fastest in this instance, it's all relative to the networks that it's coming from/over/too.

Everything your testing with is outside of your network, so if one of them is a multitude slower than the rest, then it's lag between you and it.

Re: Newer Laptop slower than old? W10 tweaks?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 pm
by james090
Sorry for the late reply on this, but thanks for all your posts and contributions.

So to sum up quickly, is there a 5GHZ or faster small usb dongle that i can plug into my laptop as a small thumb drive that would give me the much faster internet? so i can cure this and the speed/internet issues?

I'd rather keep the 8GB i3 64-bit Windows 10 laptop (with a faster connection on usb wifi dongle), over the 4GB 32-bit C2D laptop which is about to die!

Any particular model usb internet dongle i should look at on say eBay or Amazon?

Thank you again for your help. :)

Re: Newer Laptop slower than old? W10 tweaks?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:21 am
by currentsound
You can't compare laptop specs because laptops often don't have adequate cooling and throttle which means they run slower than their max spec'ed speed. So you also need to buy laptops with adequate cooling.

Re: Newer Laptop slower than old? W10 tweaks?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:09 am
by ef37a
james090 wrote:Sorry for the late reply on this, but thanks for all your posts and contributions.

So to sum up quickly, is there a 5GHZ or faster small usb dongle that i can plug into my laptop as a small thumb drive that would give me the much faster internet? so i can cure this and the speed/internet issues?

I'd rather keep the 8GB i3 64-bit Windows 10 laptop (with a faster connection on usb wifi dongle), over the 4GB 32-bit C2D laptop which is about to die!

Any particular model usb internet dongle i should look at on say eBay or Amazon?

Thank you again for your help. :)

Bump: I would like a similar dongle for wife's eMachine grotbox.

Dave.