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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone else having problems with their system bogging when they get on Router Forums?

I've a, now antiquated, 2.8 with only a gig of ram. I've noticed some sites graphics heavy and bog my system. My typing is bad enough, but keyboard responses slow to a crawl and I get more errors because I'm out typing the response times.

I kill the plug in container from task manager, which starts running when I get here and it helps, but I have to close nearly every other page or avoid the site (least I go bald).

Any ideas?

Oh, and a new system is in the works, but it may not be here for another month or two.

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Kelly..........I've had the same problem for a few days, but today it's back up to normal speed. Maybe weather related ISP problems? Also, I use a disk cleanup utility named CCleaner, available free here:

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Maybe try typing in your word processing document, and if the computer is still behind your typing speed, maybe it's not the internet speed.
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I agree with Jim, in that there seems to be a buffer issue with your PC and not directly to the forum.

Have you emptied the cache ? If this fills up, then downloading fresh web pages slows to a crawl. If you go to "graphic"heavy sites, I would clear the cache every day.

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+1 for CCleaner I use it every day.

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Kelly - I don't know what you are using, IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc, but often emptying the browsing file, the cache and using a free program like AVAST or similar to clean the hard drive up. Here's some good info that might help: How to Clean Your Computer System: 15 Steps (with Pictures). Then either removing or shutting down unnecessary files during start up will improve speed as well. I was amazed at how much faster my low end laptop became after doing that chore, almost equaling the home built desktop without bloatware speed. For me, this is one of the faster sites I regularly visit.

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I try to clean the cash regularly. Have to admit, these companies are getting better and better at hiding them, since there is far more to the temp file problem than just the one cash.

Today, I was on several sites and things moved tolerably, until I got here.

I actually type reasonably fast (or did, until I made the mistake of jumping to an ergomatic keyboard and back). In my word processor, I can drag my fingers across my keys and the computer keeps up.

Tried unloading add-ons and no gain.

when I get the new system, I'm going to wipe this one and start fresh so the person I donate it to doesn't have to deal with the same problems.

I always run the latest version of the virus they call a firewall or virus program (Nortons) and pay handsomely for the option.

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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Thanks for the CCleaner tip guys. I'll see if it helps.

Haven't defragged in ages, due to glitches, but I'm due.

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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Kelly, try shutting the Norton off for a short while then accessing this site. It's probably, for a home 'puter user, one of the worst resource hogs for a viruscide. I've only used the freebies, AVAST or AVG for years with never a problem with a virus. I used a pro version of AVAST for a couple years but after reading the later reviews on CNET, decided that was way more then necessary for a home user

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Dave, agree with your comments on Norton hogging the resources....

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