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#19424 16-Feb-2008 16:23
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Tried internet Explore and Fire Fox, also tried on Friends computer. At wwww.speedtest.net over 90% of computers cpu was being used by web browser even when not running any tests, just from accessing the page and sitting there.

As soon as went to another web page cpu usage dropped. Find it strange that one web site can hog so much resources.

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  #110988 16-Feb-2008 17:16
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Same here.




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  #110999 16-Feb-2008 18:09
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Same here. I had it on both my EEE (slow anyway) and a laptop with XP and firefox. Both ran slow as hell and affected the results by about 50% depending on if I had the window showing or window minimised.

 
 
 
 


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  #111001 16-Feb-2008 18:12
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CPU usage here almost reaches %90

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  #111003 16-Feb-2008 18:15
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Have any of you tried doing a speedtest.net speedtest hosted on another website?

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  #111006 16-Feb-2008 18:21
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hmmmmmMm? Nooewp? Got a URL?

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  #111007 16-Feb-2008 18:24
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rscole86: Have any of you tried doing a speedtest.net speedtest hosted on another website?


Just going to www.speedtest.net slows computer down - you don't even have to run any speed tests on any server.
If there's another site that does the same job would be interested in knowing, i.e one that lets you pick country and city to do the test to.

Just goggled found list here http://home.cfl.rr.com/eaa/Bandwidth.htm . Tried the Speakeasy one and while doing download test most cpu usage got up to was 13%.

Something buggy with speedtest.nets one, that's my conclusion.

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  #111009 16-Feb-2008 18:43
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My Asus EEE was trying to load speedtest.net like a kid riding a BMX up a steep hill. If only it could change gears. Now the proverbial chain has come off my BMX :(

 
 
 
 


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  #111016 16-Feb-2008 19:36
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I believe the speed test to Auckland is hosted by XNet, so for local testing use www.xnet.co.nz/speedtest





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  #111018 16-Feb-2008 19:47
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Yeah it is definetly buggy... I jumped from 10% CPU usage to 50%

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  #111055 17-Feb-2008 00:29
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I would suggest it is due to the flash that the site uses.  Its not uncommon for high end movement in flash to kill a CPU's speed!

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  #111151 17-Feb-2008 12:26
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Still pretty bad to use that much to display just a graphical interface only without even actually doing the speed test.  I don't think it use to be that bad, as I noticed things weren't right before I checked cpu usuage, i.e. it was slow scrolling down the page. Either they've changed something or a microsoft update or some other one making it harder work.

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  #111167 17-Feb-2008 14:00
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Unless windows update affects linux too.

But then again the linux flash player has always been slow & horrible.

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  #111286 17-Feb-2008 21:51
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I noticed this as well. Seems to be back to normal now though.

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  #111288 17-Feb-2008 22:00
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Good Stuff. Weird going ons over.

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