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Podgeeee

Fast internet - but only to 1 app

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Heyyyy!聽

was wandering if anyone can help, I have amazing internet,聽virgin media 350mb package, I聽can get origin/ steam etc聽to download at 40Mbs聽馃槏馃槏 but as soon as I start gaming at Same time聽the game take all the internet. And the download drop to like 2MBs.

any reason/ solution would be grateful


I have msi afterburner on and I have loads of cpu, gpu and ram available.聽

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7 minutes ago, Podgeeee said:

I have loads of cpu, gpu and ram available.聽

It's not really an issue of hardware as opposed to your internet bandwidth having to be split to multiple sources.

I'm assuming it's an online game you're playing?

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if you go to Steam -> Settings. you should be able to set your preferences in the downloads section.

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Your game my also be sending priority packets, which notify the router that the packets it's sending聽are important. I think it's called POL (Priority over LAN)


Main Rig:聽i5-4460, EVGA GTX 1060, Gigabyte GA-H81M-H, 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 RAM, 120GB Samsung SSD, 1TB Segate SSHD

Other Tech:聽iPhone XS 64GB, Nintendo 3DS XL (Snapped), Apple Watch Series 2, Airpods, Nintendo Switch, Retro Consoles, Vizio 32" Smart TV

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1 minute ago, CWALD said:

if you go to Steam -> Settings. you should be able to set your preferences in the downloads section.

That's only when streaming via Steam聽though.

He's talking about when a game is open the speeds slow down, not when streaming :)

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1 minute ago, CWALD said:

if you go to Steam -> Settings. you should be able to set your preferences in the downloads section.

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sorry, I should have highlighted "Allow downloads while streaming" as well.

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1 minute ago, CWALD said:

sorry, I should have highlighted "Allow downloads while streaming" as well.

That only applies to when you're playing steam games. And he's talking about a reduced download rate, not it completely stopping, as that setting would cause it to do...

2 minutes ago, ImAlsoRan said:

Your game my also be sending priority packets, which notify the router that the packets it's sending聽are important.

This is likely the issue, and your router is just prioritizing this over your download, causing it to be a bit slower.

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Just now, CWALD said:

sorry, I should have highlighted "Allow downloads while streaming" as well.

I can already hear the ShareX sound effect in my head reading that...


Main Rig:聽i5-4460, EVGA GTX 1060, Gigabyte GA-H81M-H, 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 RAM, 120GB Samsung SSD, 1TB Segate SSHD

Other Tech:聽iPhone XS 64GB, Nintendo 3DS XL (Snapped), Apple Watch Series 2, Airpods, Nintendo Switch, Retro Consoles, Vizio 32" Smart TV

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36 minutes ago, Podgeeee said:

thanks all, will have a play around :)

If your router has QoS and you can access it, turn it on.

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