Why does it take so long for web pages to load? I have an HP PC that’s less
than six months old and I have Windows 7 OS, IE9 and Chrome. All seem to take
forever to load a web page. I even have to wait to load the answer to one of
your questions in your newsletter.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #52, I look at some potential causes (and fixes) for a slow
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Slow web pages
So there are a bunch of things that can contribute to slow web page loading.
In short, those things include other applications trying to use your internet
Remember, the internet connection is in fact the bottleneck for almost
everything you do on the internet. It is the slowest part of the system.
So, if there is more than one thing on your computer trying to use the
internet connection or if you have multiple computers that are all trying to
use a shared internet connection, all of that slows down the internet
connection for you and manifests as a slowly loading web page.
Another item includes things like toolbars.
In other words, all the applications that get installed into your
browser can often negatively impact its performance and slow it down.
Another item is potentially other applications running on your system; in other words, if other programs are using your system heavily while you’re browsing the internet.
It may be that the browser you’re using doesn’t have fast enough access to
the CPU (or more typically the hard drive) in order to manage its cache.
Writing to the hard drive is the thing that then slows it down because of
these other applications trying to simultaneously use your computer.
Those are the big top three that I would point at.
Do a malware check
Definitely consider things like malware, another place to look at, although my guess is you’re probably clean.
Those are the kinds of things to investigate when you’re suffering from internet slow-downs.
Next from Answercast 52 – Can a TV get malware from my PC?