How fast do your steam games download?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ozreth, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Just started using steam and I am downloading at around 130 kb/s. Normal? Gonna take forever : (
     
  2. Venkman90 macrumors regular

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    It's the sale thats on clogging the servers.

    I normally get / got about 1mbps but with all this traffic it's more like 100kbps.

    You can change your location to somewhere remote or wait until "off" hours to start the download. Should be better after the sale.
     
  3. jan08 macrumors regular

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    My peak download speed is 107 kb/s and thats the speed Civ IV downloaded at for me. Spare a thought for us remote location internet sufferers, I can only dream of 130 kb/s!
     
  4. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    Usually between 5 and 6 MB/sec

    But I tend to download stuff at like 4am.
     
  5. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    Usually 1 to 2 megs per second. I downloaded the Force Unleashed yesterday evening and it took about 6 hours to download 30 gigs. The game looks and plays great and only paid $7!
     
  6. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    minimum 250 kps but usually around 1mbs, however it randomly changes.
     
  7. Aloush macrumors member

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    I have never downloaded slower than 1.1mb/s, however last night i was downloading at 6.4mb/s I was amazed :p
    this was late night though, just depends when your downloading really if you can wait until late night and you get the best speeds
     

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