Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SW Michigan USA
What browser are you guys using? If you haven't already, try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to see if it improves in speed. Whatever you do, don't use Google, MSN, Yahoo, or any other toolbar. Toolbars use up resources and they essentially spy on you and try to anticipate your next move based on what you've done previously. They also report back to their maker info for building statistics on how many people have visited what website when, where, and how. Who wants to be spied on and loose processing power anyway? Be sure to defrag your hard drive at least every 6 weeks, and dump your temp files on a regular basis. Don't expect to great things with a run-of-the-mill computer. Would you attempt to pull a huge travel trailer uphill with a 4-banger car? Consider changing your antivirus program to something less beefy that sucks half your resources up. Norton, McAfee, AVG are big offenders. Pull up your task manager and look at what is loaded in memory and how much is free and just how much is being used by whatever process. There might be one or two programs that are a hog. You might find that it is starved for available memory and is busy caching to the hard drive to free up some RAM. This misunderstood process is the cause of many irritated users who claim their computer is running slow or has "locked up" when it's actually trying to compensate for having too many things thrown at it. Just like many other things, be nice to your computer and it'll be nice to you. This includes regular maintenance and the possible operating system rebuild if things get too squirrely. I see far too many people treat their computer badly. I tell them if it had been their car, they'd wrap it around a tree several times daily. I'm constantly mopping up disasters that were brought on by negligence. As you've probably guessed, I do this for a living. I'm personally responsible for well over 600 computers, and I see the same issues again and again.
Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil...........
It has NO point