You know your cpu is trash by the way... http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Pentium_D/960.html costs like $5 and from my research should run on your motherboard chipset, though you might need a bios update and id double check to make shore the motherboard supports be before going there...ill trade you for a beer...you should all so see the complete system i can get of late for like $60 used.
A 35% increase in clock speed, plus an extra core...sounds good from my tinkerer's viewpoint, IF I keep this rig for a backup after buying the upgrade I've been threatening to get for about five years---my choices are to buy a motherboard, CPU, GFX card and OS, stuff them into my existing case---or get a refurbished desktop with OS included (HP Pavilion from Microcenter or somewhere) and add a GTX1050Ti for a total of about $500. Should last until Checkout Time...
I mentioned, opening post #11, Team Viewer being installed; I think the main reason was to try and find the correct driver for flashing bios...not absolutely sure of the board's I.D. I remember seeing 1.1 on the PCB, but maybe not the -M7 following 661FX ...
Surfing has usually been okay, since I hardly ever open more than two FF searches at once, but as a retired TV freak being asked to choose between concurrent shows I am also a VCR freak. Since there aren't any VCRs nowadays (I bought a Toshiba combo, and a perfectly good DVD player is now back in its box rotting away) I have to catch missed shows on Amazon Video On Demand, who moved to Silverlight but kept Flash Player as an option...for a while. A few years later, the option is no more---and Silverlight won't install on XP (even though a Windows search seems to indicate successful download and installation). So, it's time to graduate ...
... you should not have twin fox exes as far as i know and i don't have that at my end with the same version of fox and their not the same process ID on your computer
what firewall you running, don't tell me default winxp firewall and i see as well you haven't done a lock down on your system, i see remote reg is running and it shouldn't be along with a pile of other stuff.
I don't think folders and files will show the process I.D. , and I believe there's only one Firefox.exe anyway'. I'm not aware of 'remote reg' (registry?) , or what's meant by 'lockdown', and yes (blush), the firewall is Windows
How about a lighter browser than Firefox?
There's a model of Flash Peak Slimjet just for XP users, download the installer & the correct version will be installed. Best of all, no ads, which eats into resources!
At a minimum, take Slimjet for a spin & make the call yourself.
A few years ago, I gave (I believe) Adblock Plus a try, and while it kept popups from doing so, it didn't stop the ads' loading times from stretching things out. Kind of like seeing "Now Playing" on a black rectangle,,,no buffering spinner or anything...just 15 or 30 seconds of black.
ill take it for a test spin at some point and see what happens but it sounds like its based on chrome if so ill pass and i don't want some of what it has, i don't use flash player or java script my self
...with the cpu op has whatever uses 4 gigs ram will choke on the cpu before it gets their in any case, so 2 gigs is still a good number for that system.
As for OP high cpu use, well from my testing on a top of the line pentium4 cpu 3000mgz "i still deal with computers like that from time to time" and trying to watch a youtube, cpu use should be 115%, cpu buddy is using will run a youtube vid in flash player/html5 but probably at -50% or normal fps with cpu use at 100%, cpu hes using is really bottom of the barrel for this day and age.
The motherboard's memory controller is good for 3.2GB/s bandwidth, while the AGP8X interface is theoretically only good for 2.133GB/s, so will the real bottleneck please open wide?
Im the other way around, im a speed machine on a keyboard is you don't mind slop spelling and grammar with a side order or internet slang, and my firefox is the same way, just locks up all over the place with max cpu use,min it douse that i can't do anything but wait or close it and restart.
I remember using a way older version of fox some time ago and i didn't have the problems i have now, if a clean reinstall of fox with no plug-ins "just to test" dousen't fix the problem at my end ill go to a different / older version of fox and consider fox 51 a epic fail.
And if you want to get fast on a keyboard GSG use IRC and or old online games were its keyboard only to chat, that will get you in shape, my self iv bin doing that topic for more years then i want to remember and it saddens me that all the kids now are using voice over ip only in games, in my day it was all keyboard only.
Aha! Process EXPLORER! Five or six years ago I downloaded the entire SysInternals suite, but it was all over my head and after a harddrive failure, I didn't bother transferring it/them, and forgot the name of Process Monitor's partner.
My poor typing skills stem partly from not having pursued it after eighth grade, and partly from the effects of a mild, blood-pressure induced stroke in Sept '98. When most people type, they look at either the text or the screen...I look down at the keyboard to make sure my fingers land in the right spots, and still often manage to miss. Then comes the proof reading/spellcheck...then the re-write as I try to recover the idea I thought I had conveyed effectively. So, I doubt that anything will get me fast on a keyboard.....