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    can someone tell me please, i am on a 600k b/band connection from ntl, and when i download a file which is about 700mb , it can take between 8-10 hours, is this correct. will my download speed be the same from bit torrent even if i have a slow computer, i mean how does all this work. or if have a fast pc does that mean my download speeds will be higher. i average about 20-25 kb/s download speed, sometimes lower sometimes higher. i dont know if i have made much sense but i hope you can work something out from this. thank you

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    with a 600kb/sec connection (600 kilobits per second), you should get a maximum download speed of around about 75kB/sec (75 kilobits per second).

    note that you will very rarely (if ever) actually get 70+ kB/sec and should be happy with about 65 or so kB/sec...

    if you do get 65kB/sec, then you should be able to download a 700MB film in about 3 hours or so...

    the specification of your computer shouldn't matter too much when you're talking about download speeds...as long as the computer is reasonably powerful you shouldn't have any problems in this area...
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    right at this very moment i am downloading a movie from BT, it is connected to 70 peers and 12 seeds and i am only getting a download rate between 15-25 kb/s, why is this? concerning my download speed should be 65-75 kb/s, that has only happened to me once when i phoned ntl to tell them i think i have a problem with speeds! is there anything i can do about this, i mean any system checks etc. when you say computer should be reasonably powerful- please clarify on basic specifications to fall into that category. thanks

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    Originally posted by zedd@20 January 2004 - 13:42
    right at this very moment i am downloading a movie from BT, it is connected to 70 peers and 12 seeds and i am only getting a download rate between 15-25 kb/s, why is this? concerning my download speed should be 65-75 kb/s, that has only happened to me once when i phoned ntl to tell them i think i have a problem with speeds! is there anything i can do about this, i mean any system checks etc. when you say computer should be reasonably powerful- please clarify on basic specifications to fall into that category. thanks
    if you want to check your connection speed, go to the adslguide speedtest

    close down any apps that might be taking bandwidth before you take the test (like bitt, kazaa etc)

    as for the specs, anything above a Pentium 2 400MHz with 128MB ram should be more than enough for downloading purposes...
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    BitTorrent Is Like That...

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    I have a 492kbps wit a pentium 2 127mb ram and 256mhz. What can be the optimal speed of downloadin and uploading? Like on kazaa and on bittorrent?
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