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Recently I've been having a lot of trouble with Chrome's download speeds. Upon starting up, everything is fine. However after a few minutes, ping latency and download speeds slow down to a crawl.

The strange thing is, upload speeds are fine and other browsers seem to do fine.

Chrome (20.0.1132.47 m on Windows 7): Screenshot showing speed

Firefox: Screenshot showing speed

This has been reproduced a number of times. It's very odd. Anyone have any idea as to what might be causing this?

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Really weird. Maybe it has sth do do with the settings like max. parallel number of downloads etc. You can install Fiddler and try to figure out something perhaps by observing the behaviors in the session list. – jakub.g Jul 5 '12 at 23:36

I know this is an old question but in case anyone else comes across this issue, it could be browser extensions that are slowing things down.

Enter:

chrome://extensions/

Into the address bar and you can disable/enable (or delete if you want) any installed extensions and see if it makes any difference to your speed.

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