Download speed is extremely slow on computer

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So, it all started when after a 2 months worth of not using my computer (that I built my self) I come back and start playing video games again. I notice that my download speed is extremely slow compared to what I used to get. I have tried everything to fix this problem. At first I thought it was my internet, but every other computer in the house hold gets 10 MB/s, while I get below 1. No luck finding anything. I ran many antivirus scans, once again negative. Then check all the sticks of RAM, nothing. Then I posted on Yahoo and someone said it could be write speed. So I ran a disk check in command prompt. Said all the drives were great. I did a disk defrag. No help. Then I installed a second hard drive to my desk top. When I installed a game on my new hard drive, my speed was still below 1MB/s. This isn't client specific. Blizzard, steam, league of legends, doesn't matter they all go extremely slow. What's the deal? (Let me know if you need more details).

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Windows 10. I have a gigabyte mother board with i8 core processor. One 1 terabyte hard drive ( one with Windows 10), new two terabyte harddrive, EVGA 970 Gpu. Corsair 750 watt. Ethernet connected.

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Check your speed test like mentioned. Also when you notice the slow speed are there other devices on the network? It may be they are killing your bandwidth. I have yet to find an ISP that can guarantee speeds. You also lose speed if you are connecting via wi-fi vs a cable connection. Most ISP’s will even have a link to a speed test on their site.If you are connecting via a Ethernet cable, what type is it a cat 5 or cat 6? You may want to consider changing out the cable to a better quality one. You might also try and boot in safe mode with network support and try the speed test that way without a lot of jobs auto-starting.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    You have tried in almost all respect. But have you tried your internet speed with an authenticate speed test website? There are many, here is one, you can check here: http://www.speedtest.net/.
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  • Tjqueen2
    Yes it shows that should be better higher speeds that what I am getting. In video games I average 30 ping. I really don't think it's an internet problem. I was thinking just reset the HDD. Would that help?
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  • jinteik
    Are you actually using wired or Wi-FI? Also maybe trying to do a wipe to the hard disk and just setup your windows and try again.
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  • Tjqueen2
    I am wired, and do you mean fully wipe the hard disk even the OS? Because I don't have a Windows cd or key so I Would have to buy Windows again. And I did a speed test and it says I get 10 Mbs which I know is different from MB/s which is what steam shows when I download and install a game. Is that good and if not then how do I fix it?
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  • ToddN2000
    I'm curious as to who your provider is that you are only getting 10MB/s with a wired connection. Another possible reason for slow down is on broadband networks if there are a lot of local users on at the same time, say 6-10 pm, it can slow the whole network down during these peak hours. Try a speed test at different times, like mid day or late night, and see if performance gets any better.
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  • Tjqueen2
    It's just my computer I run a speed test on others and they are waaaay faster 
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  • Tjqueen2
    And it is always the same. Early in the morning evening doesn't matter
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  • ToddN2000
    Found an interesting article here. It may have something to do with a Win10 feature that you can disable.
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  • ToddN2000
    Another good site for some tips on speeding up your connection can be found here
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Don't go for HDD formatting or doing something like that. This is not happened for your HDD problems. You can contact the vendor who provided this connection and ask for help. This is a strange situation. If the vendor is unwilling to help you, you may contact another vendor (if there) and ask them for internet connection and check if that helps.
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  • TheRealRaven
    A cable problem is more likely than any HDD problem. I doubt that an HDD problem would even cross my mind as contributing to download performance unless other more significant issues were also showing.

    ...after a 2 months worth of not using my computer (that I built my self) I come back and start playing video games again.

    Two months ago, this device had good/acceptable download speeds. It's wired the same as it was then, but now the download speed seems much lower. Correct?

    Is the physical connection unchanged? Have other devices been wired into the same switch/router/hub in those two months? Did you verify that the wired connection is used rather than wireless? (Was wireless ever added to this home-built system? Possibly not.)

    What exactly is this device wired into?
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  • Tjqueen2
    All other devices get faster download speed. My ping is so great in video games. I just don't know. 
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  • Tjqueen2
    My device is wired into a router. We have xfinity. This is dealing frustrating. Should I try a new Ethernet cord?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If you think to try with new Ethernet cord and check if that helps.
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  • ToddN2000
    Try a Cat 6 Ethernet cable if you can get one. I had my networking guys at work make me one and it helped a bit when I still had my old DSL provider.
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