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    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,


  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      Download and run Spybot Search and Destroy.
      Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here


      • #4
        Some elaboration, perhaps, rustybolt, on 'do not delete cookies'?
        I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-


        • #5
          thanks guys, those were helpful, and that made things a little quicker, a friend gave me this link

          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,



          • #6
            Sounds like another Charter Cable customer.

            Mine was faster on DSL with the phone company.