STEAM Speeds

Discussion in 'Computer Games and Consoles' started by Laquer Head, May 21, 2011.

  1. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    I've recently started using Steam to get myself a few games and I'm a bit of a noob in this regard.

    I have heard a number of you say how awesome Steam is, which I agree on, but also at how fast the speeds for d/l games are..

    This is where I disagree, I'm downloading a game right now and I get 294 KB/s max...

    It takes a good half day, at least, to get a game and I was hoping someone knows some tweak, tips, or settings to put in that might boost this??

    Thanks.
     
  2. jimmymac

    jimmymac VIP Member

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    are you set to a server thats close to you?

    worth checking to ensure that its not for some reason got you trying to download from somewhere halfway across the world!

    go to Steam>settings>downloads tab

    check in there that your location is correct
     
  3. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    I checked that and I am connected to a server in Vancouver B.C., and I'm in Calgary, AB so it appears to be the closest--(Not many Canada Choices)
     
  4. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

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    If your ISP has a steam server, try using that one.
     
  5. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    How would I know this??
     
  6. JareeB

    JareeB Active Member

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    what is your internet rated at? do you have like dsl or dail up or highspeed internet?
     
  7. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    high speed...
     
  8. JareeB

    JareeB Active Member

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    oh okay
     
  9. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Over 6 hours later and not even at 60%....lame
     
  10. Troncoso

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    You could try another server that's close to you. There could be some issue with that one in specific.
     
  11. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    Restart Steam. You can sometimes get stuck with it at "slow" speeds which restarting can potentially fix. It depends too on server load and what game you are downloading.

    Also, try going to Steam > Settings > Downloads+Cloud and set the speed of your connection to the closest one to what you have
     
  12. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    its now at 87% and speed is at 314KB/s....meh
     
  13. Intel_man

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    The closest isn't always the best. I get mediocre speeds with the Vancouver server but if I connect to the Washington DC server, I get amazing speeds.
     
  14. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    I guess I feel that 11 hours to download a game is ridiculous!
     
  15. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

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    Well I have Internode as my ISP. I'm in NSW, Australia. Steam has an "Australia - NSW (Internode)" server, so I use that one. Have no problems maxing out my connection. If you want to find out your internet speed, stop any programs that use bandwidth and go to www.speedtest.net and run the test. Post the result here. Find a steam server that is closest to your city.
     

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