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  1. B4LL

    B4LL OT Supporter

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    When I start my downloads, they go at around 300-400kbps... but after a few seconds, they fall down to around 100. Help?
     
  2. P07r0457

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    file begins downloading before the timer starts.... More acurately, the timer doesn't start until confirmation that the download has started. And your "speeds" are calculated in the form of "bytes downloaded / time elapsed". So if you've done 400KB, but the timer has only elapsed 1 second, you're at 400KB/s. Likewise, after a minute, you may have only downloaded 6300KB, which comes to 105KB/s -- or the initial inacuracy of 400KB/s with the consecutive 100KB/s for the remaining 59 seconds... Averaged together/
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, those other guys have it. The higher speed at the beginning is a flaw in the speed meter's design. The computer starts downloading the file the instant you tell it to, but it doesn't start measuring the time it takes to download it until after you tell it where to save the file. So the first few seconds will look blazing fast because the computer already has a big chunk of the file that's been downloaded while you were looking for a place to save it. All computers, all internet connections do this; there's nothing wrong.
     

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