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    Default VERY slow steam update/download

    just got a new computer, and I am in the process of installing Counter Strike Counter Strike Source. However, the downoading of Counter Strike Source is taking EXTREMELY long. Its downloading at an average of 8KB/s. This is VERY VERY SLOW. I checked my internet speed and everything is normal. All other downloads are fine and download at 200KB/s. I don't understand why Steam is going so slow and taking this long. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: VERY slow steam update/download

    Nice computer.
    Steam's servers could be overloaded at the moment, I'd just let it go. I've had that happen a few times. If you're updating a few games at the same time, it will also be slower.
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    Default Re: VERY slow steam update/download

    thanks for the help. nah im only updating one game, CS:S. 8KB/s, that is ridiculous.
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    Default Re: VERY slow steam update/download

    Stop the download by exiting out of steam.
    open windows explorer and browse to the Valve/Steam folder.
    Delete the Clientregistry.blob file
    Run Steam, log back in.

    this forces steam to find a new content server, which will almost always get you a faster connection. Sometimes you have to do this a couple times before it picks a good one.
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    Default Re: VERY slow steam update/download

    Quote Originally Posted by Elminst View Post
    Stop the download by exiting out of steam.
    open windows explorer and browse to the Valve/Steam folder.
    Delete the Clientregistry.blob file
    Run Steam, log back in.

    this forces steam to find a new content server, which will almost always get you a faster connection. Sometimes you have to do this a couple times before it picks a good one.
    I think it worked, I was preloading portals and downloading TF2 both at like 8kb/s wich was only 2% done after an hours time. Did the fix and now TF2 is at nearly 350kb/s and portals at 60kb/s or so. Still much slower than when I did it with my desktop, I got nearly 2x that speed, but still much better.

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    Default Re: VERY slow steam update/download

    Ok, why was this thread resurrected? Please do not dig up old threads - start a new one instead.
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