Why is Windows 7 loading links slowly?

By learninmypc
Feb 4, 2013
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  1. When I got this W7 on 12/23/12, it was a snappy pc. Now, when I click on some links, its slow to respond despite the fact its got 8 gigs of ram.
    I'd like to get back that speed. TIA :)
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Is the computer its self over all slow? Or is just your internet links?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    SNGX1275 likes this.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    It reboots very quickly, just when I click links, it gets slow.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    Will check it out, thanks.
    "EDIT" Earlier I did check it out but questioned whether it was ok since it was first posted before W7 came out.
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Try doing a over all cleaning of the pc , as of temp files and so forth. Plus make sure you defrag the hard drive. Sounds like if it just when you click on internet links .It maybe your internet service. Yes the link stickman posted still applys even for win 7
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I just recently did a full defrag & here is my isp test.
    ISP TEST.jpg
  8. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Have you tried cleaning your browsers cach out. This may help. Your speeds look fine
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I just cleaned them,thanks.
    I used to have a link explaining what everything was in Task Manager & if I needed it to be running, but I've since lost it.
    Would a start up program like Mikelins or Winpatrol help?
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Could , Do you have a lot of programs running in the back ground? A program called autoruns will let you know whats running in your background. You can get it at http://www.sysinternals.com Its called Autoruns V 11.34
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I truthfull don't know what could be running in the background. Here is the top part of my Task Manager
    Windows Task Manager.jpg
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Just the normal stuff, What browser are you useing when you click on your internet links? It could also be the sites you are going to. Try a different site
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I'm using both FF & SeaMonkey. It has gotten a bit better. It was mainly happening here http://www.rightthisminute.com/tv
    when I send the individual video links in an email to some friends.
    I guess I'll just get used to it, thank you.(y)
     
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Your Internet speed looks fine, your processes look fine, your PC seems fine. How are links when browsin from google? I'm thinking it's site-specific
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I mainly notice it being slow when I click the videos from here http://www.rightthisminute.com/tv in the morning.
    When I first got this pc in December, there was no problem clicking the links that I remember of.
    It could very well be site specific. I'll be more patient, thank you.
  16. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    That sight is bit slow. Just as stated it more a site problem
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    Ok, thanks.:)
  18. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,325   +95

    Your welcome


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