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  1. Well gotta stop supporting it at some point. Its kind of a problem to have all these old OS's around. Microsoft is ending support for Vista starting next year, and ending in 2012. They are already starting to end support for Windows XP by not making IE9 work on it.
  2. Microsofts End of Life for support for Windows 2000 was in July of this year. So that might be a reason why the the update service isn't work anymore.
  3. If he likes to play games online with his friends and other people then Xbox is the way to go. The PS3's online gaming is total crap when compared to what is on the Xbox. The xbox just had much better social features then the PS3, and the Wii online is laughable. If he's not into that then either a PS3 or Xbox is a good choice.
  4. Thats not really true. The motors is hard drives have gotten so good over the past 2 years that they don't die quicker because they spin faster. Don't waste your time with a 5400 RPM notebook drive, get a 7200 RPM one, you really wont regret it. I put a Seagate 7200.4 in my Macbook Pro and I noticed a huge difference. The stock Hatch 5400 RPM drive averaged about 44 - 45 MB/s After putting in this drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148374 I went to an average of 95 MB/s. There is a massive thread on Macrumors showing various scores ill see if I can dig it up for you. Here is just a quick benchmark result using xbench. Sequential 102.88 Uncached Write 153.65 94.34 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 155.76 88.13 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 48.16 14.09 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 192.76 96.88 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 36.89 Uncached Write 11.87 1.26 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 171.12 54.78 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 85.94 0.61 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 149.66 27.77 MB/sec [256K blocks] If you still refuse to go with a 7200 RPM drive go with one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136459 they are not as fast as the 7200.4 Seagate but are much faster then a standard 5400 RPM drive. Also you might want to look at one of these hybrid drives, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591 they cost more but they are suppose to be quite a bit faster.
  5. The motherboard is good. The CPU is good. But get more ram. Go with 8 GB. You also need to get more then 1 DIMM so you can get at least dual-channel support.
  6. Telco's don't invade other telco's area so you will only have one option for DSL from a Telco.
  7. All the speedtest scripts that are out there for anyone to download and use are pretty much all crap. Its one of the few things left that really has to be custom written any more. Even then writing an accurate speed test script is not the easiest thing to do, thats why most compalines/sites just go an lease a script from the other speedtest site.
  8. There isn't a mobile version of the main site right now only of the forum. Hopefully ca3le will cook one up when he does the redesign on the main site. But when you know where everything is the main site isn't so hard to use on a phone.
  9. dlewis23

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    Post a result and a traceroute to testmy.net. Are you on the west or east coast of Florida?
  10. That actually really isn't the problem. The problem in Australia is there isn't enough bandwidth to go around. There is only a handful of transit going to the country and with the amount of people they just don't have enough to go around. And it doesn't just affect the citizens, if you buy a server in Australia you will get a insanely low amount of bandwidth. Check here http://www.dedicatedserversaustralia.com.au/virtual-servers/virtual-linux-servers.html for $500 a month you only get 500 GB of bandwidth. In the US you could get 2 full servers with 100 TB of bandwidth each and still have money left over every month. The Australian government is trying to change that buy running fiber to everyones door so they all get 100 Mbps but its going to take a very long time to do and they still will have the problem with little transit to the country.
  11. My personal opinion, IIS is a joke stay away from it. You couldn't pay me enough to use it. If your using it for development put apache on it and call it a day. I have always had problems with IIS and have friends asking me how to fix things in it all the time.
  12. No it should forward you. Because if you had a 20 Mbps connection and you select a 1 MB test file your end result is going to be much higher then your actual connection is and then little 14 year olds like to cheat and do the my hole connection is faster crap. It also helps if you have a person who doesn't know much about speed tests and they run a 1 Mb file on there 50 MB comcast connection they would get a much higher result then they were suppose to. Forwarding helps to stop false results.
  13. Have you tried IE9? Read the IE9 Test Drive thread
  14. This is a really nice feature. You should also add the button under the users name next to there post. Under where it has there user level.
  15. It would be nice, but most people wont even be able to come close to actually using its potential. 500 Mbps download is faster then a notebook drive can write data at and is pretty close to the max a 7200 RPM desktop drive can write at.
  16. Do you work for verizon, testing something new? I know they have 100 Mbps trials, didn't know they were doing 200 Mbps.
  17. Looks to me like he's actually doing the testing from a dedicated server.
  18. I can't believe you still use filezilla. You gotta upgrade bro, check out transmit. It's by far the best FTP program around.
  19. A 1GB test might be a nice feature.
  20. Letting you know its off for me aswell. This is what I get on a 24 MB connection :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 15837 Kbps about 15.8 Mbps (tested with 25598 kB) Download Speed is:: 1933 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Houston, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-09-02 20:18:49 GMT Bottom Line:: 276X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.53 sec Tested from a 25598 kB file and took 13.241 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Seriously? Are you kidding me?: You are running at 404% of your hosts average (sbcglobal.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/DW9ZLTBV5& User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.1 Safari/533.17.8 [!] :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 15170 Kbps about 15.2 Mbps (tested with 25598 kB) Download Speed is:: 1852 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Houston, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-09-02 20:20:14 GMT Bottom Line:: 265X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.55 sec Tested from a 25598 kB file and took 13.823 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Seriously? Are you kidding me?: You are running at 387% of your hosts average (sbcglobal.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/UV08YAK9W& User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.1 Safari/533.17.8 [!] :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 12918 Kbps about 12.9 Mbps (tested with 25598 kB) Download Speed is:: 1577 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Houston, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-09-02 20:20:37 GMT Bottom Line:: 225X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.65 sec Tested from a 25598 kB file and took 16.233 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Seriously? Are you kidding me?: You are running at 330% of your hosts average (sbcglobal.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/ZTXBKIA7Q& User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.1 Safari/533.17.8 [!] :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 12510 Kbps about 12.5 Mbps (tested with 25598 kB) Download Speed is:: 1527 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Houston, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-09-02 20:21:01 GMT Bottom Line:: 218X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.67 sec Tested from a 25598 kB file and took 16.762 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Seriously? Are you kidding me?: You are running at 319% of your hosts average (sbcglobal.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/8ZJ2MPH04& User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.1 Safari/533.17.8 [!] Normal should be around 22 - 22.5 Mbps traceroute to testmy.net (174.120.187.140), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 1 home (192.168.1.254) 1.315 ms 0.926 ms 0.919 ms 2 99-10-196-3.lightspeed.wepbfl.sbcglobal.net (99.10.196.3) 21.708 ms 20.442 ms 20.314 ms 3 * * * 4 * * * 5 99.128.141.10 (99.128.141.10) 26.672 ms 22.596 ms 21.896 ms 6 70.159.201.244 (70.159.201.244) 22.232 ms 22.994 ms 22.702 ms 7 12.81.20.54 (12.81.20.54) 23.745 ms 23.620 ms 23.925 ms 8 12.83.6.122 (12.83.6.122) 25.791 ms 24.615 ms 23.537 ms 9 12.81.8.63 (12.81.8.63) 22.903 ms 25.656 ms 23.965 ms 10 74.175.192.178 (74.175.192.178) 29.027 ms 112.649 ms 54.772 ms 11 cr81.fldfl.ip.att.net (12.122.106.94) 42.908 ms 42.748 ms 41.413 ms 12 cr2.ormfl.ip.att.net (12.122.1.45) 42.090 ms 42.186 ms 42.939 ms 13 cr1.attga.ip.att.net (12.122.5.142) 42.691 ms 42.081 ms 42.635 ms 14 attga01jt.ip.att.net (12.122.80.185) 41.033 ms 40.574 ms 40.734 ms 15 te3-4-10g.ar2.atl2.gblx.net (64.215.195.233) 68.732 ms 192.205.35.90 (192.205.35.90) 69.180 ms 192.205.36.210 (192.205.36.210) 69.109 ms 16 the-planet.tengigabitethernet2-3.ar2.hou1.gblx.net (64.214.196.58) 53.160 ms 64.266 ms 52.460 ms 17 et5-4.ibr03.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.49) 60.694 ms 63.554 ms 61.440 ms 18 te3-5.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.90) 90.133 ms 1e.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.255.30) 61.630 ms te3-5.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.86) 61.318 ms 19 6a.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.255.106) 60.859 ms 60.659 ms * 20 e.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.255.14) 61.986 ms 61.657 ms a.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.255.10) 62.045 ms 21 8c.bb.78ae.static.theplanet.com (174.120.187.140) 61.602 ms 61.654 ms 62.589 ms
  21. Upload is a little low compared to the result in ur sig.
  22. Would be nice to have that connection. Altho I don't really have a need for the download speed just the upload speed.
  23. Because HDMI carries audio over the same cable as the video its not handled by the traditional audio controls depending on the type of card, its actually handled by the video card and they tend to stick things in odd places. Sometimes the controls wont even show up unless the computer is started with HDMI connected. A few things for you to try, look for digital devices as applied science said if its there set it and reopen your video player. Or when you plug in the HDMI cable to the TV and Computer and have video working, restart the computer. On some notebooks they will need the factory video driver for sound out of the HDMI port, so if you upgraded them you may have to roll them back.
  24. Yea the Droid X doesn't do N WIFI which kinda sucks. If you have a faster connection its nice to be able to use it on everything.
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