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Drivers causing poor download speeds

Question asked by alien960 on Jan 27, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 28, 2018 by alien960

GPU: R9 290

Machine: Desktop

OS: Windows 7 -> 10

Drivers: 16.2.1,17.2.1,17.7.2,18.8.1

 

Typically my downloads are in the 40 Mbps area, recently I have been receiving less than 10 Mbps.  After several days of trying everything from extensive virus scans, to wiping the hard drive and upgrading to Win 10, and even thoroughly cleaning my computer's components I couldn't figure out what was wrong.  Until I tried disabling my AMD drivers.  When the drivers are disabled I get my typical download speeds, when they are enabled the speeds are cut down again.  I have tried rollingback as far as 16.2 but they are all cutting my speed.  Any ideas?

 

UPDATE:  I performed a clean install of 18.8.1 with just the display drivers (not the extra hdmi audio and AMD settings) and I now have about 20 Mbps down.  Still half what I should have, but a step in the right direction.

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