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Topic # 152238 21-Sep-2014 07:52
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Finding it hard to reconcile my down/up loads with my billing (Orcon 30/10 fibre)). 

Twice I have recently updated comps from win8 to 8.1 and have seen a 8GB spike in my usage both times. 8.1 is 3.6GB and if you add 400MB for other updates you get approx 4GB. 

I have also recently synced 13.8GB to my Google Drive and saw a 20GB spike in usage for that day.

Does this seem OK? Just wouldn't have thought overheads would have added so much.


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  Reply # 1133054 21-Sep-2014 09:29
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You need to factor in TCP ACKs

 


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protocol overheads won't account for anything like that level of difference, but it's essentially impossible now to actually be aware of all the traffic flows on a typical PC, let alone a typical LAN/WLAN.

There will be other things doing traffic as well you're not aware of.

I remember the day when I understood what literally every file was on my computer - today I barely understand what version of windows is installed :-)

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  Reply # 1133086 21-Sep-2014 12:05
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I would expect overheads around 10% but not what appears to have been added.



The first spike is for the 8-8.1 upgrade and it is over 9GB. The next big spike is 23GB for the 13.8GB upload. Just seems weird. I am the only one using the network, so know what is going on, and the other daily amounts are pretty indicative of normal activity. 

And, as I said, last month I had the same 9GB spike for another 8-8.1 upgrade.

So, really can't blame overheads can I?

Must be some explanation but I am struggling to think of one.

Neil, I am sure you are not alone in not knowing every file on your comp. I only know 90% of them, now:)

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