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Steam running terribly

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November 26, 2011 8:29:26 PM

I bought Civ. 5 on Steam sale, started downloading 2½ hours ago, and it has only downloaded 400Mb :pfff: 

I have a 20/2 Mbit connection and it's running without problems.

Am I the only one experiencing problems with Steam today?

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November 26, 2011 9:39:30 PM

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November 28, 2011 10:11:00 AM

Try restarting Steam. It happened with me a few times. I'd put an 8 gb file for download at night and when I check back 9 hours later, it showed only 4gb downloaded. I have a 4mb connection so obviously, that was bs!! I exited Steam and restarted it after about 30 seconds and the file showed as completed!

Hope the same works for you too!
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November 28, 2011 10:24:59 AM

Steams servers tend to get hammered during the sales.
Give it a few days and you'll get far better download speeds.
November 28, 2011 10:31:44 AM

^ This. Steam is currently having massive sales, and the amount of data their servers currently has to displace is immense. They're struggling to keep up, but just give it time for people's monies to run out and it should get better.
November 28, 2011 10:34:32 AM

joedastudd said:
Steams servers tend to get hammered during the sales.
Give it a few days and you'll get far better download speeds.


Agreed. This is probably the cause of your problem OP

Toxxyc said:
They're struggling to keep up, but just give it time for people's monies to run out and it should get better.


lol

November 28, 2011 12:39:00 PM

Try changing your location, if the UK servers are slow I set my location to Paris and get a much higher speed.
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