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September 24, 2011, 03:02:32 AM
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I was helping my friend set up bitcoin today and it took for ever to get her blockchain downloaded.  Had 8 connections.  The internet speed is fast, torrents are downloaded super fast.  No the torrent application wasn't running at the time.  It will be done soon (I'm not there anymore). Just thought I'd ask and see what could the problem could have been.
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September 24, 2011, 03:14:38 AM
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It's a large blockchain.  I think taking forever is normal.  I have a very fast connection and a very fast computer and still it took a good part of a day.

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September 24, 2011, 03:22:22 AM
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Cool thanks.  I could have sworn when I redownloaded the blockchain a few days ago it only took a couple hours.  Undecided
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September 24, 2011, 05:55:55 AM
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It mostly depends on a fast computer when it's verifying the block chain.  The speed of your net connection doesn't matter unless it's really really slow.

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September 24, 2011, 06:06:45 AM
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http://eu1.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain/

use it next time. Smiley
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September 24, 2011, 07:20:29 AM
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You can get more connections by enabling UPnP port forwarding on the router.
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September 24, 2011, 02:35:21 PM
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Cool thanks.  I could have sworn when I redownloaded the blockchain a few days ago it only took a couple hours.  Undecided
Or you could have downloaded a zip of the blockchain and averted this whole mess.

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September 24, 2011, 05:06:16 PM
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Thanks I never even thought about downloading the blockchain seperately.  I guess it was just a crappy netbook that was the problem.
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September 24, 2011, 09:01:55 PM
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1GB !! each of those tars is from genesis to upload date, eh? Can anyone confirm that they are compatible with client 0.4?

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September 24, 2011, 10:05:55 PM
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1GB !! each of those tars is from genesis to upload date, eh? Can anyone confirm that they are compatible with client 0.4?
yes, it's every block to date in the filename. I can't confirm but I'm 100% certain it will work fine with 0.4.
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September 27, 2011, 09:25:33 PM
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I'm having this issue as well on all of my computers and a laptop. All are downloading blocks very very slowly at around 146xxx. It's been a day and a half and they are only at 147xxx. It was never this slow before.

EDIT: This is not using the newest version of the bitcoin wallet

EDIT #2: My bad, I keep looking at the difficulty number and not the block number, lol.

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