Internet Speed Unchanged!

  Sammy09 13:12 22 May 09
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My ISP, Virgin Media have recently upgraded my broadband from 2Mb to 10Mb. However, I can't see any difference in the speed of downloads and the various Internet pages I load. I have done a speed check and am getting a range of 6Mb to 9.5Mb depending on the test site!
A friend reckons it could be the RAM..... I am using 512 Mb on a Dell Dimension 2400 which is nearly 6 years old. My system is XP Pro.
Would upgrading the RAM to say 1.5 Gb help?
Or would I be better upgrading to a new system with faster components?
Any advice would be an asset.

  User-1229748 14:07 22 May 09

more ram i reckon especially if you are getting the lower speeds when testing at speedtest.net,cos i got the same problem.i get over 9mb at every speedtest apart from speedtest.net where i get about 5mb and i'm more underpowered than you,i got 256 mb of ram on xp home :o)

  birdface 14:59 22 May 09

This is the speed test that Virgin engineers use.

click here

  birdface 15:01 22 May 09

click here just run the scan and it will tell you what you need.

click here

  birdface 15:02 22 May 09

Sorry posted that click here twice.Think I need some more memory.

  Sammy09 15:30 22 May 09

Thanks buteman...I have scanned my system and can have a compatible 1Gb extra RAM for £35. Going to order it.
Thanks also to smackheadz.

  RobCharles1981 16:16 22 May 09

What do you need to upgrade ram for? Ok I see your point about increasing performance for your Computer.

But that doesn't make for example the "Internet Faster" or so speak.

Can you post your line stats from the router if possible???

  BT 16:57 22 May 09

I had my upgrade last week and there is a considerable increase in download speed.
The speed test (buteman above) gives me 9.865mb download and 256kb upload speeds.

I've just downloaded the latest version of OpenOffice, 148MB in 2m 55sec.
The download was reporting 1.13MB/sec, much faster than the 245KB/sec I was getting on the 2mb service.

  Sammy09 17:40 22 May 09

RobTheOrganGuru... Can you post your line stats from the router if possible???

I am a beginner....How do you do that?

  cream. 18:15 22 May 09

"I have done a speed check and am getting a range of 6Mb to 9.5Mb depending on the test site!"

9.5Mb is just under your 10Mb upgrade. So you have your upgrade.

  RobCharles1981 18:39 22 May 09

Sammy

Whats the make and model of your router ?

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