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You'll have to excuse my ignorance here, but is this good?

 

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My internet company promises up to 10Mbps speeds, so am I being swindled? Or is it normal to have it 1 or 2 below what they say?

 

And this is an expensive package too. confused.gif

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That's fine.

If you connected 2 computers together and set the network to 10mbps you'd never see it actually get to 10mbps. Same thing with standard these days of 100mbps that you find in network cards, it'll never really reach the max speed.

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In my experience 8Mbps for "up to 10" is excellent. I pay for "up to 20" and get 4. tounge.gif

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What is the best anti virus out there? I use AVG right now and it doesn't seem to cut it. Also, I do not have a virus protection for the internet. What do you guys recommend?

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What is the best anti virus out there? I use AVG right now and it doesn't seem to cut it. Also, I do not have a virus protection for the internet. What do you guys recommend?

Kaspersky, in my opinion.

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The best free anti-virus programs are Avira and Avast.

Personally I stay away from AVG.

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The best free anti-virus programs are Avira and Avast.

Personally I stay away from AVG.

Agreed, Avast is easy as sh*t to set up, and it is low resource. I <3 it.

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The best free anti-virus programs are Avira and Avast.

Personally I stay away from AVG.

Agreed, Avast is easy as sh*t to set up, and it is low resource. I <3 it.

Microsof Security Essentials has been pretty good too. I've had problems with Avast! missing things that MSE has later picked up.

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The best free anti-virus programs are Avira and Avast.

Personally I stay away from AVG.

Agreed, Avast is easy as sh*t to set up, and it is low resource. I <3 it.

Microsof Security Essentials has been pretty good too. I've had problems with Avast! missing things that MSE has later picked up.

But to be fare I'm sure there are things that MSE missed that Avast may pick up as well.

There is not anti-virus that is 100% perfect at finding viruses. It's one of the reasons I hate magazine style reviews of anti-viruses and spy/mal-ware programs. They tell you how many baddies they they tested with and how many each product found but they don't tell you exactly which ones they used and which product found what. In the few reviews I've seen where they do do that I've seen where there was 1 or 2 bad guys that wasn't found by anything, but the main point is that there was a lot of over lap where one really good product found a lot of baddies but a product that wasn't as great in the over all found a few of the things that the better one missed.

It's the reason I still suggest to people to use Spybot (not a fan of v2 though) and MalwareBytes (before that I use to suggest Ad-aware), and also suggest SpywareBlaster along with Spybot for immunization protection.

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The best free anti-virus programs are Avira and Avast.

Personally I stay away from AVG.

Agreed, Avast is easy as sh*t to set up, and it is low resource. I <3 it.

Microsof Security Essentials has been pretty good too. I've had problems with Avast! missing things that MSE has later picked up.

But to be fare I'm sure there are things that MSE missed that Avast may pick up as well.

There is not anti-virus that is 100% perfect at finding viruses. It's one of the reasons I hate magazine style reviews of anti-viruses and spy/mal-ware programs. They tell you how many baddies they they tested with and how many each product found but they don't tell you exactly which ones they used and which product found what. In the few reviews I've seen where they do do that I've seen where there was 1 or 2 bad guys that wasn't found by anything, but the main point is that there was a lot of over lap where one really good product found a lot of baddies but a product that wasn't as great in the over all found a few of the things that the better one missed.

It's the reason I still suggest to people to use Spybot (not a fan of v2 though) and MalwareBytes (before that I use to suggest Ad-aware), and also suggest SpywareBlaster along with Spybot for immunization protection.

One I would recommend not getting is McAfee unless you wont to throw your computer away. They use McAfee at school and we need to keep on disabling it every 10 second in order to do our work because the program makes the whole system run slow.

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You'll have to excuse my ignorance here, but is this good?

 

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My internet company promises up to 10Mbps speeds, so am I being swindled? Or is it normal to have it 1 or 2 below what they say?

 

And this is an expensive package too. confused.gif

I know this was already answered but "up to" is the key word.

 

anything over 5-6mb is great IMO, that streams 1080p as fast as you watch it and like 7gb downloads take only a few hours.

 

Mine is offering 20mbs, and i get 8.5-9, so your not getting ripped off at all.

 

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How do you test if your memory is bad?

Use memtest

http://www.memtest.org/

And run it for about 6-8hours or about 3-5passes.

 

 

 

@finn4life

You're paying for 20mbps but you're only getting 8-9mbps? You, my friend, are getting ripped off. You should be getting more like 18-19mbps.

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How do you test if your memory is bad?

Use memtest

http://www.memtest.org/

And run it for about 6-8hours or about 3-5passes.

 

 

 

@finn4life

You're paying for 20mbps but you're only getting 8-9mbps? You, my friend, are getting ripped off. You should be getting more like 18-19mbps.

That's a common deal around these parts - you pay for "up to 20", not "20". My current ISP was the first to install its own equipment in my local exchange, so all my neighbours would have been on the old ISP (BT). I had 16 down when it first started, but over 2 years their customers increased (and their hardware expenditure didn't), and now I'm told that 4 is all they can offer me in my area. I could switch to one of the newer unbundled ISPs, but they all operate the same business model. sad.gif

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Wow, this is bullsh*t, I've never even got download speeds of over 1MB/s.

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I pay for 20 mbps and sometimes get the 20 mbps (2.5 MB/sec), but right now people are using wifi so I find this perfectly normal wink.gif

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Wow, this is bullsh*t, I've never even got download speeds of over 1MB/s.

You're rated for what 7 or 8mbps?

If so that's why you won't get a 1MByte/sec download. You need at least 9 or 10mbps connection for that, but even then might hardly ever really see it steady.

I'm rated for 18mbps and can usually get a steady stream at 1.5-2MB/s.

 

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That sounds like a cable ISP and yeah that will happen with them. You don't normally get that with phone line/DSL/FIOS type ISPs

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Wow, this is bullsh*t, I've never even got download speeds of over 1MB/s.

You're rated for what 7 or 8mbps?

If so that's why you won't get a 1MByte/sec download. You need at least 9 or 10mbps connection for that, but even then might hardly ever really see it steady.

I'm rated for 18mbps and can usually get a steady stream at 1.5-2MB/s.

Oh, I see, so your actual download speed is that number divided by 10?

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By 8. 1 megabyte (MB) = 8 megabits (Mb). smile.gif

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OMG...you guys are lucky as f*ck. I wish i had internet like that. Heres mine, if i try to download a torrent the internet will just crash, then i'll have to wait 10 minutes or more, maybe do restart to modem to get it back. Stupid Kernel. I wish i had at least 8 MBs download. sad.gifsad.gifsad.gif

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Meh... I've had 1Mbps connection for like 4 years and is was satisfactory for me, even for torrents. Still, look on the bright side: you've got pretty decent upload speed. Now I have 20Mbps Internet, and upload speed is like 800-900kbps. Now that I got used to fast download, upload is pain in the ass sometimes.

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OMG...you guys are lucky as f*ck. I wish i had internet like that. Heres mine, if i try to download a torrent the internet will just crash, then i'll have to wait 10 minutes or more, maybe do restart to modem to get it back. Stupid Kernel. I wish i had at least 8 MBs download. sad.gifsad.gifsad.gif

Your upload is considerably faster than mine.

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AndrefromEstonia

But i don't even upload nothing...i don't give a sh*t about it, thats the thing!!!! I so hate this internet.

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Not exactly, that is a kind of a way to think about it

 

@yojo2

Funny thing is, it depends on the convert you use.

And for 20mbps down you should be getting a lot more than 800-900kbps up.

I bitched out RoadRunner or Comcast, I forget which one I was with when it went up to 5mbps, for the same thing. When I had 1.5-2mbps down, then 900kbps was ok I guess. But at 5 and up it should be a lot higher.

I'm still not thrilled that at 18mbps with Uverse the up stream is only 1.5mbps.

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Well guys i recently started recording video's through FRAPS , i wanted to know is there a way to change the format of the video because it is way to big and the video is fine but it is way to dark in it ,any help would be appreciated smile.gif

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You should be able to import the video into just about any video editor and do with it what you will and save it as a compressed video format. VirtualDub is a quick, dirty, free solution if you want it to be an AVI DviX/Xvid. Windows Movie Maker I think can handle it as well but only saves out to WMV and it's preinstalled with Windows.

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okay thanks now there's one thing left the video recorded is way to dark !! why is that ,i know it shouldn't be dark ,right ?

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No idea why it's dark.

VirtualDub I think includes a plugin that you can use to adjust the brightness and contrast and maybe one for color correction. Keep in mind the tools are limited in this program, it's not meant to be a full on video editor suite.

If you can find it or it's flat out not there, let me know and I'll help you get the plugins you need and that should help do the trick. There are a lot more plugins out there that aren't included.

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I recorded a test video with VC ,this is what i got ,tell me how i can make the quality and etc. better.

 

 

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