Help ... before I load my CPU with bullets! SLOOOW page load

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PostBy: jpete On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:06 pm

1.8GHz?!?!

You got a carrier pigeon in there?

My laptop is double that and I can go make a sandwich on startup. :)

I'd still back it up, but I think you should be able to refresh your OS without losing any info.

The best thing I ever did was get a network storage drive to keep all the pictures and music files on so they didn't take up space on the hard drive.

If you make the computer look for a needle in a bigger and bigger haystack, things tend to slow down.

How about a disk defrag? Have you tried that?
jpete
 
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PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:54 am

1.8 Ghz processor isn't terrible and 5 gigs Ram should be fine, it will perform well if your not doing demanding stuff like editing video or something. I have an two external drives - one is 1TB (1000 gigs) the other is 2TB (2000 gigs). My wife is a picture guru, she takes between 1 and 3 gigs worth of pics and video with the point and shoot per month. I organize everything into a folder for each month. I think we have about 250 gigs of pics and video. The kids will have plenty of media to review their childhood hahaha. Where as us big kids only have a handful of deteriorated Polaroids, wow lol... And I have about 100 gigs of music files. Anyways - I keep duplicate files of everything on one external drive in the case of a computer failure, that stuff is priceless.. With the 2TB drive my plan is to make a third backup and store it off site, at my Mom's house for example, just in case my house is destroyed or robbed or whatever.

Backing up to an external makes it convenient to swap computers or reformat your current one since usually its the registry files that get messed up causing the computer to slow down. I would also recommend you try a registry mechanic program before resorting to a reformat of the computer.
Lightning
 
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:38 am

jpete wrote:1.8GHz?!?!


The GHz is relative to the processor architecture so you need to compare two processors with the same architectures if using GHz . For example back in the early 2000's AMD was marketing there CPU's as model 3200 but it might only be a 2.6 GHz or something like that. The reason for that number was becsue it was would have been equivalent to a P4 3.2. As circuits become smaller the 1's and 0's have less distance to travel and they become faster, an older CPU running at 3GHz is much slower than a new CPU running at the same GHZ.

How about a disk defrag? Have you tried that?



Good point but I believe Vista is set by default to handle that in the background. Another thing to point out is if you have disk really low on space that will cause it to come to crawl too.
Richard S.
 
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PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:28 pm

I have been using Eusing's Registry Defrag along with their Registry Cleaner and have had good results.
Nothing to buy, they do take PayPal Donations.

http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_def ... defrag.htm

http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cle ... leaner.htm
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:30 am

McGiever wrote:I have been using Eusing's Registry Defrag along with their Registry Cleaner and have had good results.
Nothing to buy, they do take PayPal Donations.


Unless your getting some serious errors you should never mess with the registry. Performance gains are inconsequential and if that automatic cleaner screws up you can brick Windows.
Richard S.
 
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:14 am

Smitty...
I got a troybuilt that needs work... ;)
Try this after you have an image of your computer, aka kickass backup...
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
now read about this but it is a rollup of a bunch of tools
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/dl/12/
CapeCoaler
 
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:37 am

When was the last time you cleaned the dust bunnies out of it?
I'm On Fire
 
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PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Thats Rich pressing buttons agains :mad: It happens to me once in a while too during weird times but then goes away as soon as a bark about it (I just assume Rich is doing some shanangan's thats over our heads :mad: ) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:37 pm

Thanks Cape - I ran that Combofix ... but got a notepad full of stuff that makes no sense to me. Doesn't say what it did, or didn't do (except a couple that it says were "removed") - just shows a list of files .... :?

After a restart it does seem a bit better now, so can't complain. 8-)
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:49 pm

Very top will have a list of AV that is installed if you have more than one...
That is a problem...
It deleted some bad guys...
again at the top of the list...
Now run...
Malwarebytes, superantispyware and the version 1.62 of spybot...
ninite.com for the first two, just check the boxes and it self installs
filehippo.com for spybot scroll down to the 1.62 version and un check teatimer while going thru the install...
That should help...
CapeCoaler
 
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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:08 am

Wow all this craziness because SMITTY wont stop surfin *censored*.... ive had our compaq for about 5 or 6 years now (we bought it when windows 7 was first released) and I have had zero issues.*(knockin on some wood)* Now pretty much all i do is hang out well here, little facebooking, weather and some nfl. I dont use nearly what i have available. Highly doubt I will need another comp upgrade for 10yrs with what i actually use it for. Try what service tech eventually get too everytime...sir turn the computer off and turn it back on. :doh:
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PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:37 am

mozz wrote: Might have to reload


Yup.... I don't think one clip will do. :)


Ya! Have you cleaned the dust out of it? Just last week I unplugged all of my wires & took the beast outside with an air gun. The neighborhood now has a fine layer of dust. If you use air be careful blowing off the fans.... you can spin a bearing to destruction.
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PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:06 am

Air gun Freddy??!! Lol you probably know they sell cans of compressed air for that hahaha. Try not to blow the Ram chips out of it ok? :D
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:09 pm

You have not seen some of the computers i work on...
Airgun is mandatory...
Canned air is for wimps...
Plastic straws keep the fan from spining...
CapeCoaler
 
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:12 am

You just won't get the warm and fuzzy satisfaction till you place a few of these inside and take it out for some target practice. :D

http://kickasstargets.com/advance-explo ... arget.html
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