02-18-2009, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
OS: Windows Seven x64 & XP SP3
I have a dual-boot PC with Windows 7 and Windows XP, both 64-bit.
Over the past month, I've noticed my internet slowing down, and put it down to the ISP, but when I booted into windows 7 recently, the internet is significantly faster. YouTube videos which might take several minutes to download in XP load in a few seconds.
Sometimes XP struggles to do a simple google search. MSN Messenger is also having some major problems sending anyone messages, I get the delivery report error, almost every message I send.
I don't understand how the OS can affect my internet speeds so massively, they are both using the same hardware, and have a similar number of background processes.
I've tried the obvious, defrag hard drives, scanned for viruses in kaspersky AV, ad-aware & spybot. But XP is still going painfully slow online.
I've used Opera, Firefox and IE7 (grudgingly) in XP
and Chrome, Firefox and IE8 in 7.
Both systems are running firefox with the same add-ons.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4 GHz)
Windows 7 x64 (build 7000) / XP x64 (SP2) on 120 GB IDE disk
ASUS P5K-E (WiFi AP)
2 GB DDR2-800 OCZ RAM
ATi Radeon HD3650