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Old 07-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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REALLY slow download rate.

are the steam servers overloading? or what since im getting about 4.3kb/s i was getting around 290 kb/s before. does anyone know whats going on?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Got the same.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Got the same.
glad to know im not the only one. i hope they fix it soon
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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Yep same here, been trying to download the THQ pack for a while now, download speed is usually 1mb/s but it's been going at less than 60kb/s most of the time. Really really friggen annoying.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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I am also getting slow download rates. I just reinstalled Steam and I am only getting 15KB a sec. I normally get 1.0 MB per second. I even tried changing locations and that didn't help.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
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I notice my downloads seem to freeze too. I have had to restart Steam a couple times today already.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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Well, this is the usual downside of the summer and winter sale events.
You can try servers, which are located somewhere, where it's 4am or sth, but your best bet is to just postpone bigger downloads until the sale is over.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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I learned a long time ago to always have a backup plan no matter what. Even if you don't think you will ever need it.

That is why I use the legal third party steam servers to get my maximum 2.1 MB/sec download speed. Have fun!
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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Try picking another server, if it's a game that's censored in some country, pick that country. I picked a German server to download L4D2 and it went up to 1MB/s.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #10
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I learned a long time ago to always have a backup plan no matter what. Even if you don't think you will ever need it.

That is why I use the legal third party steam servers to get my maximum 2.1 MB/sec download speed. Have fun!
How do you use these third party servers?
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
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Guess my 30MB connection spanked Steam around a little too much...

Sorry fellas, ain't getting any fast downloads anymore myself.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:12 PM   #12
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Has Steam posted anything on this? It would be nice if they let us know we may experience slowness.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:06 PM   #13
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Has Steam posted anything on this? It would be nice if they let us know we may experience slowness.
It's been a known issue for a while now, though i'm not sure if Valve has made any official post about it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:24 AM   #14
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@tech32
they know, see here:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...65&postcount=5

And this page shows server loads, although I'm not sure how up to date it is:
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/
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