October 17, 2006

Vista rumor of increased torrent speeds?

Filed under: internet, software, tech — bardicknowledge @ 12:25 pm

I have resecently installed Vista, and then not long afterwards uninstalled, but that doesn’t apply to this story. The point is there is a rumor that when using Windows Vista, that because of the way they have designed the handling of the connection.

There has been a lot of arguing about if this rumor is actaully true or  not, so curious me, went and installed Vista just ot test this rumor. Though I can’t explain technically how it works, it does work… to a degree and I will explain what I mean. Using a test torrent (OpenOffice) I ran on it on XP several times, clocking my max download at somewhere around 430kb/s download. Now using Vista I was able to hit close to 490kb/s down! Thats about a 10% increase in speed, which was the supposed increase provided in the rumor.

Here’s the downside. The speed isn’t as stable compared to XP. Using Vista, it was able to increase my speed by almost 10% but overall the speedd average seemed to be lower. I ranged from 350-500, sitting near 370kb/s down most of the time. With XP i was able to sit somewhere near 395 kb/s down when my speeds ranged from 370-430kb/s down.

So there, the rumor has been proven but the rest of the info was ignored. Spread the word. Let the truth of this be known. Hopefully by the time Vista is released, this will be able to support more stable speeds.



  1. Yes you are 100% correct !

    Comment by Killer — February 18, 2007 @ 8:33 am

  2. I have a cool application that will test your internet connection for you. I have been using Vista for a while now and find the speeeds very Quick indeed

    Comment by Vista — March 17, 2007 @ 11:48 am

  3. thanks

    Comment by sohbet — December 5, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

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