Fastest Modem

  cadx 10:21 25 Oct 2009

Could I ask you guys whats the fastest and biggest Modem you can get, its not to say I will buy that as I dont have a clue to the "size" of those things, I just want a modem that can cope with all my added software etc:
My present Modem has had an upgrade as far as it can go.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:54 25 Oct 2009

"I just want a modem that can cope with all my added software etc:"

Adding software to a PC has no effect on the speed of the modem.

If you are connecting by wireless then you need a "n" based ADSL 2+ modem click here

  interzone55 12:23 25 Oct 2009

I think you're getting confused here.

A Modem is a device to connect a computer or network to the Internet via a 'phone line.

If you don't have ADSL then the fastest modems are v92 types that connect at a maximum of 56kbit/s (about 7KB a second).

If you have ADSL then pretty much all modem/routers will connect at the maximum speed available on your line as long as it has ADSL2+ capability...

  cadx 15:28 25 Oct 2009

ok..perhaps I am a little confused but my present modem has been upgraded to the max and also it had a new fan added cos of the "noise" now the "noise" has returned and its driving hubby round the bend. I am thinking of getting a new Modem and will be connecting to wireless in the next couple of days (waiting for my son to connect us up) so perhaps I should say a modem which has the biggest capacity, am at present got a Packard Bell dual core intel pentium D

  ambra4 15:52 25 Oct 2009

You sure you talking about a modem or a CPU unit

99% of modems do not have carry a fan unless you have a very special modem

  cadx 15:59 25 Oct 2009

oh well there you are then am clueless, what is a CPU unit also whats the difference between them? I have a Dual-Core Modem at the moment.

  ambra4 16:10 25 Oct 2009

“I have a Dual-Core Modem at the moment”

There is no such thing as a “Dual-Core Modem” what you have is a “Dual-Core CPU”

Download SIW and run it will tell you all about you computer hardware

Type of modem, CPU, Motherboard etc

click here

  Bob The Blob 16:25 25 Oct 2009


  woodchip 16:41 25 Oct 2009

She is on about the System Box, Tower etc

  cadx 16:44 25 Oct 2009

Property Value
Manufacturer Packard Bell BV
Product Name IMEDIA 1459
Version PB34316401
Serial Number 120420290307
Infrared (IR) Supported No
DMI System UUID E89CAA5F-2424DB11-80004E45-435F4349
UUID 5FAA9CE8-2424-11DB-8000-4E45435F4349

Disk Space Disk C: 3880 MB Available, 25847 MB Total, 3880 MB Free
Disk D: 19 GB Available, 44 GB Total, 19 GB Free

Physical Memory 1791 MB Total, 922 MB Free
Memory Load 48%

Virtual Memory 4759 MB Total, 3836 MB Free

PageFile Name C:\pagefile.sys
PageFile Size 3122 MB
In use 134 MB
Max used 142 MB
Registry Size 7 MB (current), 120 MB (maximum)

  cadx 16:45 25 Oct 2009

Property Value
Number of CPU(s) One Physical Processor / 2 Cores / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits
CPU Full Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz
CPU Name Intel Pentium D 805
CPU Code Name SmithField
Platform Name Socket 775 LGA
Revision B0
Technology 90 nm
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, ET64, XD
Original Clock 2666 MHz
Original System Clock 133 MHz
Original Multiplier 20.1
CPU Clock 2666 MHz
System Clock 133.0 MHz
FSB 532.0 MHz
Core 0 Speed 2660.1 MHz
Core 0 Multiplier 20.0
Core 1 Speed 2660.1 MHz
Core 1 Multiplier 20.0
L1 Data Cache 2 x 16 KBytes
L1 Trace Cache 2 x 12 Kuops
L2 Cache 2 x 1024 KBytes

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