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  1. Here's my result's in Portland, Or. using the broadband cable provider Comcast. Like it? Speedboost is kicking in this afternoon. 07-07-2008, 1630.
  2. This ISP is of course Comcast of Portland. Service is standard cable broadband with power boost running just normally this morning..My computer is a Toshiba Satellite x205 s9359, very hot.. Your connection is: 7447 Kbps or 7.4 Mbps You downloaded at: 909 kB/s You are running: 130 times faster than 56K and can download 1 megabyte in 1.13 second(s) Member Ident:Username:gustavius CompID:22205571426 Test Time:: 2008/05/31 - 11:50am Test Browser and OS info: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Avant Browser; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; WWTClient2) Test ID: RU84INC0M (if this is a screenshot go to testmy.net to see if this is fake) Diagnosis ^info^: Awesome! 20% + : 20.6 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) This was tested from a 12288 kB file and took 13.517 seconds to complete
  3. I was just playing with different settings and discovered that Gears of War will run fine from the Games file in my OS ( Vista Ultimate). I ran it from several places and sure enough, only from the Games file (native to Vista Ultimate) will it run with full functions. So there you are, problem solved. Vista continues to be quirky. This game is manufactured by Microsoft and so is the OS so you would think they would mesh just fine but Vista is full of surprises. I still love the OS though and find it challenging to work around the issues. Gears of War runs extremely well at default setting's from what I see so far. I closed out and restarted the game to see if it was saving my progress and all that and it's doing fine. Still when I open from the desktop icon or anywhere else except the Games file, it crashes at the beginning. I cannot find any forceware from NVDIA. Installed into my system. I mean, of course, I have the exe files in my download box but not installed. Quirky Vista. But I still love it anyway.
  4. Correct, they are special drivers needed to run NVIDIA graphics cards. It can be annoying because in my case, the latest driver needed for the NVIDIA mobile chipset is installed and works perfectly. However some games require another driver called forceware. It is bizarre, here I am with this smoking hot graphics power but with 2 games that I know of I must have forceware driver installed or the games will crash at startup. 99.99 percent of games I install run beautifully with FPS scores of 300+ in DX09 software like HL2. Also most DX10 games like Crysis and Call of Duty4 run well at high settings. The problem is with Toshiba. They have designed the driver installation process so that these can only be installed from their "Toshiba Model Selector" site. This is secure but they should really get these forceware drivers included on the list. I am otherwise impressed with this system, it is powerful and most importantly, future proofed with it's unique specs.
  5. I have forceware that won't install. System is Toshiba Satellite x205 s9359, components are: Vista Ultimate, 4 Gigs ram, Intel Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA 8700M GT 512Gbs dedicated vram. The forceware is from NVIDIA's website. 163.44 through 174.0, have all loaded but when I try to install Toshiba rejects them. How do I force the forceware through on my system? I installed Gears of War last night, it is telling me to install the first forceware driver (163.44) before it will proceed. I called Toshiba tech advice (I'm still under waranty) but as you know, talking to any customer service these days is like pulling teeth, I really can't stand it. Some lady from Pakistan or India last night took 5 minutes to get my name correctly, which is Davis, she acted like she never heard of such a name before, she probably hadn't! So can one of you great fellow American chaps please help with this? I'll be online this morning (west coast) and will chat with anyone who can help.. Thanks
  6. Ok, no links or screenshots, 10-4. I understand the risk but I see many other links and screenshots from other writers. Oh, I get it, you mean from the site "Speedtest?" Actually I consider testmy.net to be the best quality and most reliable tester of them all. I just did a quick search and grabbed the first result I found on Google since I was writing a post on testmy.net. Sorry. I have one of the most powerful laptops ever made and a smoking hot Comcast Broadband ISP. I can run games like Crysis and Call of Duty4 Modern Warfare on high settings and I use FRaPS as my benchmark tool. If anyone wants to see some genuinely high benchmarks from high end equipment, let me know. Comcast service in Portland, Or, for broadband and cable TV runs about $63 monthly. This is the home of Intel and Portland is a high tech city. We also have free WiFi downtown and it's not shutting down like so many other cities. I'll be happy to post some screenshots from all these sources if anyone's interested.
  7. Here's my quck and once done speed test from Portland, Oregon.. [snip] Please do not post links or screenshots to that site, they have been banned for spamming. Thank you
  8. gustavius

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    As far as I know there's no bandwidth limit although I have heard of Comcast dropping contracts of people who are doing excessive downloading. This would be people who are illegally burning movies for resale and the like.
  9. gustavius

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    Here's the latest test results. This package runs me about $63 monthly for broadband and TV cable w/HBO. I've been using testmy.net for years. Never got involved with the forum. I will use it now to post questions and hopefully find some knowledgeable readers. :.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 9140 Kbps about 9.1 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB) Download Speed is:: 1116 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2008/05/04 - 4:35pm Bottom Line:: 159X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.92 sec Tested from a 12288 kB file and took 11.013 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 48.57 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KEP4IZ0Q5 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Safari/525.17 [!]
  10. Portland, Oregon Comcast does a great job for it's customers..I'm using a high end PC laptop. I ran the test through a Safari browser.. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 9140 Kbps about 9.1 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB) Download Speed is:: 1116 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2008/05/04 - 4:35pm Bottom Line:: 159X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.92 sec Tested from a 12288 kB file and took 11.013 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 48.57 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KEP4IZ0Q5 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Safari/525.17 [!]
  11. gustavius

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    Hi, I've actually been using testmy.net for a long time to test net speeds and I signed up as a user long ago also but now let's see how the forum is. I own a Toshiba Satellite x205 s9359 and subscribe to Comcast cable broadband. This gives me tremendous computing power and my appetite for IT is rapacious. So, just wanted to say hi and hopefully I'll find some interesting people to compare information with.
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