Is There Some Sort of Download Cap for Steam? Steam
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I've been using Steam for years now, and I've noticed that whenever I download a game, it usually caps off at around 1.1-1.2 MB/s, although my current Internet package has a maximum download speed of 10 MB/s. Also, my downloads on Origin are usually much faster, at around 3.4-3.6 MB/s.
Is there any way to increase my download speed on Steam, or was it deliberately implemented by Valve in order to prevent server overload or something? Thanks!
Origin compresses the data and then reports the speed as if it weren't compressed. Like if I compressed a 10 MB text file down to 1 MB, sent it to you at 1MB per second and then reported 10MB/second transfer speed.
Steam doesn't compress their data first...also during heavy download periods it does slow down a bit, but there's no actual cap. You may be able to increase your speed by changing your download region if the one you're on is overloaded.