View Full Version : OT slow computer

02-22-2004, 11:01 PM
although not compleately off topic as this is the medium that I use to learn/ shop for machining info/tools i have noticed that my computer is getting slower and slower, and I am relatively sure that its not just me. I am still a total beginner more or less. I had dial up and then switched to msn dsl and stuff loaded realllly fast, now it seems like I am on dial up again. (getting up and making some coffee while I wait for pages to load. I searched the archives, didnt find anything that seemed to fit, then I looked with google and it seemed like it was either some guy showing how he made his pc into a hot rod or some company trying to sell me a product to make things " better" where do I look first for problems? here are the numbers for this box its a pent. 3 with 511 mb ram with an 18gb drive with 6.7 used Ideas?

Thanks again,


02-22-2004, 11:32 PM
In 'control panel' click on 'internet options'

Clear files, and then go down and clear history.

Do Not! Delete cookies. clearing these should speed you up.

02-23-2004, 01:15 AM
Download and run Spybot Search and Destroy.


02-23-2004, 03:59 AM
Some elaboration, perhaps, rustybolt, on 'do not delete cookies'?

02-23-2004, 06:07 AM
thanks guys, those were helpful, and that made things a little quicker, a friend gave me this link http://help.sbcglobal.net/dsl/speedtest/

and said to try it, according to this place my dsl seems to download at 27.6 kbs! but uploads at 200+ what is going on! well anyhow I didnt know about that kind of meter. thanks for the help so far.

gratefull thanks,


02-23-2004, 06:19 AM
Sounds like another Charter Cable customer.

Mine was faster on DSL with the phone company.