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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation This forum is so slow for me?? Why?

I have a nice setup but some reason some web site viewing really slows me down. It even starts typing slow. I dunno if it's becuase of ads or these smilies or what but the screen even flicks like sometimes when I scroll like it's loading. I think the problem is I only have a 32MB Rage Fury Pro video card. Could that slow down my web browsing?

I have a 2800+ Semptron with 512MB DDR PC3200 ram and a 7,200 RPM hard drive so I think the only bottleneck is the video card. Is there some setting I can change or try? Do you guys think this is the problem or is something else the problem? Also I have a 19" Samsung monitor that is like 3 years old so I don't think thats the problem either... I only have like 6 windows open and they are all web browers. Even if it's just one though it still acts up when like scrolling or something...

Any help?
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You could have the sweetest computer in the world, but if your internet connection sucks, your 50THz processor isn't going to mean much.

I know that there are times where this forum (website) has been slow. Are you having issues with just this website, or every website?

You may want to consider upgrading you vid card regardless. Not sure if that really is your problem though. On my file server I only have a basic ATi Radeon 7000 card, but it does have 64MB or RAM. But I don't notice any performance difference when browsing websites between that card and my nVidia GeForce 6600GT card with 128MB RAM on my main computer.

Have you scanned for viri and spyware?
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I have DSL. The page is loaded but even then when I scroll it is jerky. It happens on many web sites with images and/or gifs.. Mostly when there is something moving like a gif do I have the most problems when scrolling. When I run other programs everything seems to run just fine. Maybe my computer doesn't like gif's?
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A 32MB video card is fairly weak, you should upgrade to 128MB or better.



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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's not his video card. My other computer that the wife uses has 4mb onboard video card and it has no problems with this forum, gifs or anything else on the web. It only had problems with high quality videos, which is understandable.

I bet most members of this board don't have anything more than the 16mb or less of video ram that came with their computer.
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it's gotta be because of all the post whores sucking up the bandwidth
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's not his video card. My other computer that the wife uses has 4mb onboard video card and it has no problems with this forum, gifs or anything else on the web. It only had problems with high quality videos, which is understandable.

I bet most members of this board don't have anything more than the 16mb or less of video ram that came with their computer.
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Video driver?

Are you running the stock microsoft video driver? If so, that might be your problem.

We all know integrated video sucks for games, but even the crappy Intel i810 integrated video from a few years ago that was often used on motherboards for the sub 1.4GHz celeron chips can render and display web pages just fine.

Does your system have enough RAM?

Here are some recommended minimums in terms of RAM:

Windows 98/ME: 128MB
Windows 2000 Professional: 256MB
Windows XP Pro or Home: 384MB

Check your comp for viruses or spyware, these can serously impair performance.

To check for spyware get 3 programs:
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE - get it at www.lavasoftusa.com
Spybot Search & Destroy - get it at www.safer-networking.org
Window Defender - get it at www.microsoft.com

For antivirus get Norton Antivirus at the store or get AVG Free from www.grisoft.com
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I have a nice setup but some reason some web site viewing really slows me down. It even starts typing slow. I dunno if it's becuase of ads or these smilies or what but the screen even flicks like sometimes when I scroll like it's loading. I think the problem is I only have a 32MB Rage Fury Pro video card. Could that slow down my web browsing?

I have a 2800+ Semptron with 512MB DDR PC3200 ram and a 7,200 RPM hard drive so I think the only bottleneck is the video card. Is there some setting I can change or try? Do you guys think this is the problem or is something else the problem? Also I have a 19" Samsung monitor that is like 3 years old so I don't think thats the problem either... I only have like 6 windows open and they are all web browers. Even if it's just one though it still acts up when like scrolling or something...

Any help?

Ah! I should have read your first post! Ok, plenty of RAM and a good CPU. The video sucks for todays games but is great for business and web tasks even today.

I think your problem lies either with the video driver or maybe some malicious programs.

Hey, do you know what chipset is on your motherboard? You need to update your chipset driver and your video driver for the best speed and stability.

What brand and model is your PC or did you build it yourself? If you can tell me, I will try to determine what chipset you have and give you a link to download a driver.

Run windows update to patch your system up. That should close up some of the holes that let in spyware and other bad things.
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I built it myself. I have a chaintech motherboard which maybe is the problem I dunno. I'm not sure what the chipset is... where can I find that? I looked in system information and didn't see it anywhere. It's a CT-7NJL6 according to my chaintech manual.

Also I don't do any gaming on my computer, just business.

My wife's P4 runs it fine and can scroll without problems. I guess I should have bought a dell lol. I bought mine from tigerdirect as a barebones. Mine scrolls and it is so jumpy it's wierd.
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sounds like malicious software to me. run a few adware scans and virus scans. ad-aware 1.6 er whatever it is now and whatever your virus scan utility is will most likely help out a bit. worth a shot
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OK, here's how we make your PC fast.

That Chaintech mobo of yours has an NVIDIA nForce 2 chipset. They arent the most sophisticated boards in terms of features, but they tend to be stable with good performance.

To get the chipset driver go here: www.nvidia.com

click on the download drivers link and then click on platform/nForce drivers and then select nForce 1/2.

After you update the chipset driver, go to ATIs website and get a new video driver.

Then scan for spyware using Windows Defender, Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE and Spybot Search & Destroy.

Get CCleaner at www.ccleaner.com

CCleaner used to be called Crap Cleaner and it is, IMHO, the best system cleanup tool. It is free and has no spyware or adware. Run this and then defragment your hard disk. That should fix your issues!

If you have the time, go to www.sysinternals and get Page Defrag. This program defrags your paging file (aka swap file) and your registry hives, something the MS defrag program won't do. The result is a MASSIVE perormance boost if you happened to have these files fragmented. The program has no installer, just unzip and dump the files in your windows folder and run the exe and tell it to defrag.
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