internet download slows down while playing pc game

  philonp 22:44 12 Feb 2007

I always thought that pcs are supposed to be a multi tasking tool. But I have always noticed that my broadband downloads slows way down when playing pc games.
I would like to ask for advice on what to do to keep my download speed up while playing games.
My pc specs are: 2.4 gig cpu, 1 gig ram, 256mb video card.
So I assume that my pc should be able to handle both downloading and playing games at the same time.
The game I am playing now is caesar 4 and it's performance on my pc is good.
It would be great if I knew what affects my downloads other than connection speed; cpu, ram, harddrive??? Thanks in advance.

  Totally-braindead 22:59 12 Feb 2007

Games in particular ask an aweful lot of the PC in terms of the processor, memory and graphics card.
To be honest I would suspect its working as hard as it can and that might be causing the delay.
See what the others say.

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