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Q: Web Pages suddenly loading very slowly ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Web Pages suddenly loading very slowly
Category: Computers
Asked by: erepair-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 Aug 2006 12:25 PDT
Expires: 07 Sep 2006 12:25 PDT
Question ID: 753891
Recently  my  desk top started loading web pages very slowly.
 I  hav a P III 733 mhz. W/32 KB primary  & 256 sec cache, 133 Mhz bus
clock 512 MB installed mem and 20 gig hard drive  with about 8 gb
 I do regular house keeping,i.e., defrag, delete , compress, temp file mngt, etc.
Currently  logging about 69,000 files, so system probably  pretty
full? I don't know!
  Running MS defender and security provisions set at  medium, as they
always have been.
 A knowledglable friend says my 4 yr old  unit is just  tired clogged
and bogged and really nothing I can do but replace and upgrade to 
SOA. Please advise!

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 09 Aug 2006 22:59 PDT

You mentioned "compress". In general, that may not be a good
idea, but I'd have to know more about what you mean.

My answer to a previous question on computer security may serve
to improve your situation:

Let me know where this takes you...


Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 15 Aug 2006 12:46 PDT
Here's a bit more you can try:

First find a reliable site to check your connection speed.
This is one of the best:

Then you'll have some idea of whether it's the connection
or the sites that are slow (by comparing your download/upload
speeds to what is promised by your ISP).

If you find that it's your connection, you can take steps to
tweak it, depending on what kind of connection you have
(cable/DSL). You can tweak the connection by using DSLreports'
tweaking tool:

That will test your connection in other ways than just
measuring speed, and offer suggestions which can be
implemented using DrTCP to adjust some computer settings:

It may take a bit of reading to begin to understand the
concepts and math involved in successfully using this tool,
but it's worth the effort.

If, after all that, your connection speed is no better,
your ISP may simply not be delivering what's promised,
which could be a temporary issue (bad server in the loop)
or that you have an older modem which has been hooked up
for over 2 years.

Upgrading your modem might help, or 'reprovisioning' your
modem every couple of years may help. That means calling
your ISP and requesting to have your modem reprovisioned,
which means to completely remove it from their system
(and yours) and then hook it up again as though you had
just installed it. This can have an amazing effect on the
speed of your internet connection.

A new modem may have an even more dramatic effect, especially
if yours is more than 2 years old. I can strongly recommend

Let me know if this satisfies your interests...

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Web Pages suddenly loading very slowly
From: jacobscool-ga on 12 Aug 2006 14:33 PDT
The following reasons may be considered for the issues you are presently facing:

1)	Your system configuration is quite old for 2006 technological
Hardware standards. The Software?s you?ve currently installed on your
machine requires better resources and more primary memory, even though
they are set to medium optimizations - Medium Optimization for the
Hardware Standards as on Software Release dates. The Internet browser
and other Softwares you?re currently using might be latest versions or
updated with codes best for recent Hardware Standards. .

2)	The latest WebPages on the net contains huge Multimedia contents
like Flash and Security Scripts that are programmed for protecting
your data and privacy. The quantity of data on WebPages differ with
the type of Websites you are browsing. There will be a noticeable
difference on your computer when browsing a multimedia content website
and plain html based sites. For e.g. the Homepage of Gmail website
opens much faster than the Yahoo homepage which has more multimedia

The conclusion would be that your Computer is not tired, clogged
and bogged but a bit of overloaded with the latest Software and Allied

Subject: Re: Web Pages suddenly loading very slowly
From: mcmeaties-ga on 15 Aug 2006 09:04 PDT
I don't know much about systems that old but mainly problems resulting
in slow website loading is due to your internet connection.  I would
alt+ctrl+del and check all my processes to make sure nothing out of
the ordinary is running.

You can also go to
and check the speed of your internet.

Other reasons, could be that your downloading or uploading something
else at the time such as torrents, or your part of a network sharing
one internet connection, and adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, and
other malacious content can still be put on your computer even with
protection.  Checking your 'Add and Remove Programs' in your control
panel for programs you don't remember installing can also help if and
only if you know what to look for (deleting a primary windows program
would be bad)  Also, try running your virus protection software while
your computer is in Safe Mode.

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