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So, some of you may have seen my post in "Help With Other Stuff" about my Weather Pulse desklet temperature image wakening my monitor every time the temperature changes.  I'm looking at a thread from January on their support forum about the desklet temp not showing the same as the system tray is showing.  The developer or monitor suggests making sure one has the latest: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx

Now I realize this is almost the opposite of my problem, but I'm reaching by now, so what the heck, I download and install on my basic two year old 2.8gig Pentium 4, 1gig ram, Dell.  Wow, I can't believe how much faster my pc is.  I use the TCP Optimizer auto settings, FireTune and Fasterfox.  I have know idea whether those three oppose or compliment each other by the way!  My ISP advertises up to 5MB download, however, I only ever get those speeds early in the morning.  During heavy traffic I can drop below 3.  Not tonight!  4+ everywhere I test, a couple 5s also.  Web pages are just flying open.  Is this really possible or just a coincidence?  This definitely happened right after the install though!

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So, some of you may have seen my post in "Help With Other Stuff" about my Weather Pulse desklet temperature image wakening my monitor every time the temperature changes.  I'm looking at a thread from January on their support forum about the desklet temp not showing the same as the system tray is showing.  The developer or monitor suggests making sure one has the latest: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx

Now I realize this is almost the opposite of my problem, but I'm reaching by now, so what the heck, I download and install on my basic two year old 2.8gig Pentium 4, 1gig ram, Dell.  Wow, I can't believe how much faster my pc is.  I use the TCP Optimizer auto settings, FireTune and Fasterfox.  I have no idea whether those three oppose or compliment each other by the way!  My ISP advertises up to 5MB download, however, I only ever get those speeds early in the morning.  During heavy traffic I can drop below 3.  Not tonight!  4+ everywhere I test, a couple 5s also.  Web pages are just flying open.  Is this really possible or just a coincidence?  This definitely happened right after the install though!  Also, as crazy as it seems the monitor seems to be staying off.

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Don't post much here but lurk often because of the great information available. This thread is one of many I have taken advantage of. Wasn't having the same problem but needed the DirectX upgrade. Thanks guys.    :)

Hi Dliw, welcome to the forum, did you get your link to DX 9.c as some are having problems with  downloading , is 9.c the latest ?

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never tried that firetune...... so gave it ago... and look

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 9279 Kbps about 9.28 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1133 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/08/24 - 5:03am

Bottom Line:: 162X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.9 sec

Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 10.735 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 193.36 % faster than the average for host (co.uk)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-P1TQ5IDSA

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6 [!]

thats ok...for10mb can be faster

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Hi Dliw, welcome to the forum, did you get your link to DX 9.c as some are having problems with  downloading , is 9.c the latest ?

Thank you for the welcome Roco and  tommie gorman. Had no problem with the link, download or install. Everything went very smooth. 9.c is the latest.

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