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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Just bought a game from steam and I'm getting some pretty horrific download speeds.
My connection is capable of > 5 MB/s downloads (according to a speed test, not my ISP's estimate). (on well seeded torrents I have no problems going above 1MB/s)

I've tried changing the region and I've set my connection to CABLE/FIBER > 10MB/s and I'm still not getting above 350kb/s.

Are their content servers just absolute dick or does anyone have advice for remedying this?

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

I have this problem on more popular games sometimes, I think it's just the servers.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

Yup, just the servers, happens to my download speed as well on some games.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

My usual speed is around that >.> My best reaches around 700kb/sec, but that's only if I stop doing everything else.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

Steam is notoriously bad for their servers, they really do need to buy some more. I've only ever reached download speeds above 1.5 mbps once which was for DotA II (which I can't even play any way because my laptop isn't really built to withstand it) where I got either 10 or 15 mbps, the game downloaded within half an hour which didn't even happen for Portal.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

mine usually hovers around 700 (my max speed is about 3mb/s if I run wired.) but it only really goes lower on popular games (IE: Skyrim/Garrysmod updates)

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