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Old October 19, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by draemn View Post
Most places that you download from will not upload at a speed as fast as your internet can handle. Microsoft is great for only giving you a slow trickle for download speeds. Steam is *usually* really good at using up as much bandwith as you can handle, so other than when major games come out, etc and steam is just flooded with downloads, you will be downloading games as fast as your internet lets you.

If you can download a game off steam at 430 KB/s, that means you're getting just shy of 4 mpbs from your internet.
If you use something like Downloadthemall or another download accelerator you can generally get pretty quick download speeds. I can generally max my connection (2MB/s) on about 90% of websites. Unfortunately there are a few sites out there that do block the use of these.
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