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How accurate is Speedtest?

#1vh2vandalierPosted 10/19/2013 6:02:34 PM
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#2TimePharaohPosted 10/19/2013 6:04:35 PM
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#4kill2thisPosted 10/19/2013 6:05:51 PM
vh2vandalier posted...
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Accurate enough I suppose it shows my speed as 121mbps ish (give or take 3-5) I generally get downloads on Steam at 14-15MB/s
#5Killah PriestPosted 10/19/2013 6:08:51 PM
Lorde vs Selena Gomez go!

Royals is such a stupid song, makes absolutely no sense at all.

Gomez wins by default.
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#6TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/19/2013 6:13:50 PM
I think it's pretty accurate, unless your speeds are so fast that it can't measure that high (Google Fiber). The same thing applies to all servers. Not all of them can serve you as fast as what your limit is (or they limit the speed to allow for more users).

My advertised speeds are 12 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up. Here's a result I just got:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3044594185.png

The upload rate is pretty much spot-on, but I don't think the download speed is a mistake. I've noticed that I often download stuff faster than advertised (12Mbps = 1.5 MBps). I usually range from 1 MBps to 2.5 MBps speeds. I'm not complaining, though.

If you really want an accurate result:
Do multiple trials and/or take tests on various websites. Find the average.
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#7LordSeiferPosted 10/19/2013 6:27:09 PM
well that depends largely on the server, but also on your connection.

ie its very bad at doing speedtests on satellite internet, where as others work fine. in my experience.
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#8SnipeStarPosted 10/19/2013 7:35:31 PM
Killah Priest posted...
Lorde vs Selena Gomez go!

Royals is such a stupid song, makes absolutely no sense at all.


song makes perfect sense if you actually listen to it- well, the chorus does anyway

".. but every song is like gold teeth, grey goose, tripping in the bathroom" etc etc etc etc

shes making fun of the generic, s***ty pop thats been spamming the radio for the past few years
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#9dlfPosted 10/19/2013 7:42:40 PM
Fairly accurate it seems, also TheC0ndemnedOne . . . . if your (supposed to be) getting 12 mbps that'd be about 1.5 MB, 2.44 MB is about 19 mbps.
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#10Abiz_Posted 10/19/2013 9:48:35 PM(edited)
SnipeStar posted...
Killah Priest posted...
Lorde vs Selena Gomez go!

Royals is such a stupid song, makes absolutely no sense at all.


song makes perfect sense if you actually listen to it- well, the chorus does anyway

".. but every song is like gold teeth, grey goose, tripping in the bathroom" etc etc etc etc

shes making fun of the generic, s***ty pop thats been spamming the radio for the past few years


So she is copying Kate Perry and Lily Allen. Pop stars mocking the music they make there self isn't anything new or hey you go girl worthy.... Pretty common. Not past few years either. More like a decade and a half.. Music diversity is dead... Thanks clear channel and your thousands of top 100 stations... Thanks god for the internet though.
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