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Intermittant online slowdown

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#1 godzilla1347


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 02:08 PM

I'm running Windows Vista on a Dell XPS 410 desktop. I have 2000 mb of RAM installed.


What happens is that after going to some legitimate sites, my system occasionally slows down afterwards and stays slow. I find that rebooting resolves this and sometimes using Ccleaner resolves this.


This system can handle 4000 MB of memory and I suspect I should add that memory but looking at Task Manager, the performance seems ok even when the system slows down.


I assume using Ccleaner gets rid of some of the junk that is added when surfing the Internet but I was wondering if I need to do more to keep the system clean.


I do notice that when the McAfee Anti Virus program is doing a scan, the system also slows down and that suggests I may need more memory. 


I do not have any viruses or malware indicated on the McAffee scans.


I suspect that as this computer is about 5 years old, websites have grown in size and require more memory today when surfing today then when the computer was new.


I'm also wondering if upgrading to Windows 7 would help but I suspect the operating system isn't the issue as the system works normally until I go to certain sites that seem to be legitimate NY Yankee sites (I don't want to run Windows 8.1 and would rather wait until June when Windows 9 comes out if I don't upgrade to Windows 7).





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#2 frankp316


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

Add RAM especially if you are planning to upgrade Windows. Windows 7 will run on 2GB of RAM but it will be slow. It will run a lot better on 4GB.

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