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    SitePoint Zealot BobM's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I am considering upgrading my internet connection from 56k to 256k DSL. I know this will give me a much faster connection speed, but I was talking to my brother-in-law tonight and we were discussing the possibility that the faster connection might not mean much if my computer can't handle it. After all it is over 2 years old. Would upgrading be worth it?

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    I'm quite sure that your PC can handle it. The average HardDisk transfers much more data each second, but upgrading never is a bad idea
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    You should notice a pretty sizable increase in how quickly the sites respond and download on to your computer. e.g. Type in Sitepoint.com, then watch it immediately bring up the site. You should then notice some sort of difference in speed as the DSL downloads the HTML pages, GIFs/JPGs, Jscript files, etc. etc. It won't be much, but it will still be noticeable.

    Just a note here : my old 486 laptop runs on cable and still downloads/manipulates the pages well enough.

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    We've got DSL at the office, and it speeds up almost every PC's Internet access. I've got cable at home, and it is even faster than the DSL. ZOOOOOOM!
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    Ah, stop! You all are making me drool over the speed.

    I can't get anything better than a plain, old dial-up connection out here.

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    SitePoint Zealot BobM's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone, for your responses. Looks like I will be getting a DSL connection then.
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    I'd say that with over 266MHz and 48+MB of RAM or so you should notice a difference.


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