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Ive noticed with firefox, it starts downloading a file as soon as you click "save target as..." or whatever, but it caches it in memory or as a temp file ...
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  1. #11
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    Ive noticed with firefox, it starts downloading a file as soon as you click "save target as..." or whatever, but it caches it in memory or as a temp file i guess until you choose a location to save. Once you have chosen a place to save, the download manager starts...but you have already downloaded a chunk of the file while it was waiting...hence, larger download speeds at the start which taper off to what you would expect.

    If you wanna try it, just dont choose a location to save for like 5 mins, then you will be downloading at like 8mbps!


    But then, 200kbps, on dial up, and a 300mb file.... might be something else, but it is probably a chace isuue somewhere along the line.

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    Is is really an issue? I don't mind...

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopin1810
    Is is really an issue? I don't mind...
    Yes! You must pay as much money as we (or our parents) pay, in order to get good download speeds! :P
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