IE8 runs slow

By Mark Fuller
Mar 19, 2011
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  1. I have an old computer that I reformatted (wxp home sp3) and I upgraded to IE8 and the internet runs very slow if it changes pages at all. The computer has a 2/333 mhz processor, could this be the problem? The microsoft site says that IE8 only requires a 233 mhz processor.
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    It's more likely to be not enough RAM installed. If you have 256 or 512MB it will struggle, if you can get 1GB installed it would make a big difference to your pc's overall speed.
    * Also you could try a more lightweight web browser, such as Firefox 1.5 or 2.0. (You might have it on a Magazine CD from a few years ago, or it must be available to download, somewhere.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Hello, your problem is likely the fact that your running windows xp on a 333mhz processor. Im very surprised it even runs at all lol.

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