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Hey Rob, thanks for taking the time to write this up. I downloaded the first two programs and I can see a significant difference.
 

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Thanks Rob!
I refer others to your info a lot.
BTW, the free AVG now has Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware. Ran it on a pal's PC to clean up a few.
 

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Just an FYI: There are quite a few new nasty bugs floating around out in the wild right now, and Internet Exploder is particularly vulnerable. In fact, MS issued an 'emergency' fix for it within the last day or so, so it might behoove you to go to the Windows Update site and hit the Express button if your system isn't getting updates automagically. Or just use Firefox/Chrome and don't worry about it. :D

Another great tool I've found as of late: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. This is probably the best anti-malware program I've found to date. It's been able to find things that AntiVir, AVG, Spybot, HiJackThis, Spysweeper, and Ad-Aware haven't. It's free to use; the only difference with the paid version is real-time protection, but if you're already using the latest Spybot S&D's protections, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Also keep your eyes open for page redirects. If your browser all of a sudden goes to a weird URL or things start opening that shouldn't, SHUT IT DOWN and run those tools immediately.
 

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Does Windows XP 32bit Home edition have any performance limits? I recently upgrade the CPU, MoBo & Mem. The system doesn’t seem that much faster after a fresh install and windows update.

Went from:
AMD 939 2.2GHz Dual-Core to AMD AM2+ 2.6GHz Quad-Core
2GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) to 2GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

I’m starting to wonder if I’ve outgrown XP, or if the diversity of software I use doesn’t get along on one computer. :shrug
 

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You can't use more than 4 GB of ram or more than one CPU in Home. Pro allows 4GB of ram and 2 CPUs. However, the CPU limit is for physical cores, stuff like quad core doesn't count against that. The OS has no limits on CPU speed, it doesn't care if you load it on a 133mhz or a 4 ghz.
 

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See the problem for me isnt that my computer is slow, because i use multiple different computers to log on a day. For some reason they just load this site really slow. Everything else works fine. Got and suggestions? I cant really do a whole to the school computers but my laptop even loads it slow. Its even fast enough to play graphic intense games. and btw I use google chrome
 

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Thanks I'll give that a try, This site seems to be the only one I have issues with. Sometimes having to refresh the page a couple times to finally get something other than the banner. I have Verizon wireless but only 3G....
 

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Thanks I'll give that a try, This site seems to be the only one I have issues with. Sometimes having to refresh the page a couple times to finally get something other than the banner. I have Verizon wireless but only 3G....
try a membership for a day or two and if its better then you can buy with confidence.

(note I will pull the membership in a day or two as this is just see if it fixes your problem)
 

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Cool well that shows what exactly the issue is and at least you know it wont be money wasted.:thumbup

Most likely something with flash.
 
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