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

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:02 pm

Never fails - every single time at the 4 year mark, these damn computers start getting SLOOOOOWER than molasses at -30°F.

Can anyone offer an explanation as to why Firefox takes a FULL 16 seconds to appear, then another 6 seconds for the page to show?? :mad3:

I have Malwarebytes, CCcleaner (run regularly), Spybot Search & Destroy, & Avast Antivirus. All updated. The computer is clean, unless there's something CCcleaner is missing ...

Before I spend a week rebooting this computer with no guarantee of success, does anyone have any ideas??
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:02 pm

STOP SURFIN *censored* FELLA :woot: :twisted:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:16 pm

Are you leaving the browser open for days? For FF always used a lot of RAM and if I never closed FF after about a day it would get really slow. New comp has 8GB of RAM so it's irrelevant.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


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

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:52 pm

Smitty I recommend adding some RAM if its able to. Upgrading the RAM is the single most effective cheap and easy way to turbo boost a computer :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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

PostBy: CoaLen On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Did you clean out the temporary files?
If I don't do that occasionally, my computer slows down, may freeze up and gets really frustrating to use.
Just a thought.
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

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

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:01 pm

I usually take my pc back to factory state every 2 yrs. It's easier to do if you keep files and folders organized so you don't lose anything .
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:31 pm

Nothing you can do about it. Take her out back and shoot it full of bullets. Take video and pics and be sure to post them. :rofl: :rofl:
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:00 am

Oh, that's comin' Gaw ..... ;)



I close everything nightly, regular cleaning with CCcleaner, and this computer has pretty good specs for ram and processor speed. When I first got it, it FLEW!

Now it's like a Prius full of fatties ....

Looks like a wipe and start over is my only option. What happens to all my files when you do that? Save it to external hard drive? .... but then won't that then transfer all the bugs I was trying to destroy?

Computers ..... always got to be so damn complicated ... :mad:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:43 am

gaw wrote:Nothing you can do about it. Take her out back and shoot it full of bullets.


I prefer the axe, it's MUCH more satisfying.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:49 am

SMITTY wrote:Looks like a wipe and start over is my only option. What happens to all my files when you do that? Save it to external hard drive? ....


Be sure to move everything in My documents.
Export your bookmarks.
If you're using an email client like Windows Live you need to export your contacts, accounts and email folders.

Try and think if there is anything else you might want to save.


but then won't that then transfer all the bugs I was trying to destroy?


Generally speaking no, the issue is caused by system files, these are personal files.

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Before you going do that though which OS are using and how much RAM?

Also does it do this immediately after you restart or does it get slower as you using it.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:02 am

It's only slow when I first open Firefox. Right now, browsing the forum and eBay, it's running pretty good. But if I completely close Firefox and reopen or click on something to open it, it takes a minimum of 10 seconds .. alll the way up to 16 seconds for it to open.

Can't remember my specs ... and clicking on '"System information" says "software file not found". It's got dual Phenom X4 processors and over 2G of RAM if I remember right.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:49 pm

2 gig of ram isn't much anymore. If you can upgrade it, I'm betting it would run like lightning. I've done my own and it makes l huge difference :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:04 pm

I figured out where the specs were - Control Panel > System. :roll:


It's an AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core processor, 1.8 GHz. Ram is 5 GB. 64-bit operating system running Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1. Any updates to the system fail, and have failed since day 1.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:58 pm

You need to get service pack 2. Might have to reload service pack 1 first then try for 2.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm

10-4 thanks Mozz - I'll try that out at some point here. :cheers:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler