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 10-07-2007, 10:58 PM #21 Golden Master     Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 8,986 Re: Got My x1550 FInally ok now im going to do a 15 minute long analysis of internet speeds cuz im confused now 1. ISP's, when advertising, offer their internet in X ammount of megaBITS 2. when you are downloading a file, speed is given in kiloBYTES per second 3. so, that means when you have 5 megaBIT internet, you can download a file at a maximum speed of 640 kilobytes 4. internet is never measured in megabytes 5. when you go to a speed test like www.speedtest.net, it test in kiloBITS/second NOW 1. rudster stated that he has 640 kiloBIT internet, and that would mean 640 kilobits = 0.625 megabits 2. muz stated that he has 1 megabit internet, which is faster than rudsters 640 kiloBIT internet because 1 megaBIT is 1000kiloBITS (in easy words) 3. so then rudster later stated that he gets 80 kiloBYTES per second, which is the equivalent of the 640 kiloBITS am i missing something? so why is muz complaining about his internet being slow in the first place? __________________ __________________ Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz evga 650i ultra 2gb 400mhz ram OC'ed to 450 evga geforce 7600GT overclocked
 10-07-2007, 11:07 PM #22 Golden Master     Join Date: Sep 2006 Posts: 7,883 Re: Got My x1550 FInally 1. Correct. 2. Correct. 3. Sort of...you divide bits by 8 to get bytes. So it would be 635 kB/s. 4. Sometimes, usually not though. 5. Yeah, by default it tests in kilobits. 1. 640 kilobit internet would be 80 kilobytes. 2. 1 megabit internet is 125 kilobytes. 3. Yeah. So Muz's is a little faster. But remember that is max speed, actual speed could be much different depending on the conditions. FYI, kB or KB usually means kilobytes, kb or Kb usually means kilobits. __________________ __________________ C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
10-07-2007, 11:33 PM   #23
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 Originally Posted by freestyler105 1. Correct. 2. Correct. 3. Sort of...you divide bits by 8 to get bytes. So it would be 635 kB/s. 4. Sometimes, usually not though. 5. Yeah, by default it tests in kilobits. 1. 640 kilobit internet would be 80 kilobytes. 2. 1 megabit internet is 125 kilobytes. 3. Yeah. So Muz's is a little faster. But remember that is max speed, actual speed could be much different depending on the conditions. FYI, kB or KB usually means kilobytes, kb or Kb usually means kilobits.
ok i get it now. thanks.

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 10-07-2007, 11:46 PM #24 BSOD   Join Date: Apr 2005 Posts: 6,556 Re: Got My x1550 FInally though bare in mind latency and raw speed arent directly related, like dial up's latency can be better than things like satelite internet, national wireless broadband. in games you dont really have to download that much data to communicate everything, its just that the 100 milla-seconds to get there really makes a dramatic effect. cable\TiOS has the best latency followed(usually) by dsl. we pay for 768Kbps but get 640Kbps because they have too many connections on our LAN, with a little bit of math we have 7 people on a LAN with a max of 6(at 768Kbps), which decreases everybodys overall speed by 128Kbps although i would have to say we use our connection to the max, almost every second were doing something, downloading by night and surfing by day
 10-07-2007, 11:50 PM #25 Golden Master     Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 8,986 Re: Got My x1550 FInally yea, as rudster said, speed isnt everything. its the latency that also matters a lot. you want at MOST 100ms ping to the server. and if you have more, you might as well just not game, as there probably will be lag . __________________ Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz evga 650i ultra 2gb 400mhz ram OC'ed to 450 evga geforce 7600GT overclocked
 10-07-2007, 11:51 PM #26 Golden Master     Join Date: Sep 2006 Posts: 7,883 Re: Got My x1550 FInally Eh, I'd say as long as it's under 200ms it's fine. __________________ C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
10-08-2007, 04:01 AM   #27
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 Originally Posted by freestyler105 Eh, I'd say as long as it's under 200ms it's fine.
not the freaks who kick u for having over 50 ping...ih8 them

oh rite and my friend keeps telling me that playing bf2142 on lowest settings decreases his latency. im not sure because being on lowest settings just means that you will have btr fps rite?
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 10-08-2007, 04:06 AM #28 Golden Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 6,928 Re: Got My x1550 FInally Meh i wasnt complaining about only having 1mb internet i dont care , i mean it would be nice to have something faster but you cant have it all And yeah the whole megabyte megabit thing is annoying as hell you just gotta get used to it , There are 8 bits in a byte Anywhow so yeah any more good game ideas __________________ Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
10-08-2007, 04:11 AM   #29
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 Originally Posted by muz Meh i wasnt complaining about only having 1mb internet i dont care , i mean it would be nice to have something faster but you cant have it all And yeah the whole megabyte megabit thing is annoying as hell you just gotta get used to it , There are 8 bits in a byte Anywhow so yeah any more good game ideas
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 10-08-2007, 04:16 AM #30 Golden Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 6,928 Re: Got My x1550 FInally And would that run on my system , see first page or sig __________________ __________________ Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive