Resolved Is this fast for a 15" retina with 2.5 ghz and 16gb ram?

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  1. Natzoo, Jan 20, 2015
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    Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    So i am downloading XPlane 10 demo and i don't know if this is fast. The laptop I'm using is a 2.5 GHz, 16gb, NVDIA 750m graphics. Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 6.41.20 PM.png
    and also is this normal Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 6.43.32 PM.png
     
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    No offense, but you don't seem to know much about computers.

    Download speeds are not affected by your computer, but by your ISP and the plan that you signed up for.

    Temperatures look normal if they're in the dumb Fahrenheit scale.
     
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    i know that, but im just asking about as a computer because i have downloaded some things from the internet and my internet plan is 50mbps. NVM, its probably not as fast because there is about 30 more devices using the internet too.
     
  4. boast, Jan 20, 2015
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    For future reference:

    you can use something like http://speedtest.net to measure your internet speed.

    and also option clicking on your wifi icon in order to show the connection status (like signal strength) helps
     
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    I'd run speedtest.net as mentioned above.

    Memory and CPU speed have little to do with download speed. It could be your ISP, your router, or servers from where you're grabbing the game from.

    Not knowing your internet connection, its impossible to say if this fast or slow. It could be dial up, DSL, broadband, etc.
     
  6. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    An Atom CPU can move more bits than your Internet connection can handle. With no graphics card, too!!

    Decades ago we learned in school what different components of a computer do. I feel like in some ways we've moved backwards technologically. With pretty GUIs and touch screens atop sealed chassis obscuring the actual technology, there is just no reason to understand how anything works any more. Shame.
     
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    my download speeds are 60 and my upload is 11.6
     
  8. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    There is. Development.
    The user doesn't need to know and shouldn't need to know.
     
  9. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    I think to some extent, yes, they do. Not in depth but simple block diagram type stuff. You have to know when to call your ISP, Apple, power company, etc. when having an issue. You should know what goes through each cord coming out the back of a computer or appliance.

    Not everyone needs to be a developer for goodness sake to possess such knowledge. Honestly, many developers I know don't know that much about the inner workings of computers. They're using tools that also obscure much of that complexity. Not to say those developers don't exist but there aren't as many into that as there once were.

    All my opinions. Take it for what you wish.
     

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