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
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'
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...