I have an 8 year old laptop with an inter celeron chip 1.6 ghtz, 1 gb of RAM. I am currently running IE9 with Vista service pack 2 installed. Internet page loading is tardy to say the least. I also have a works laptop, again quite old, with an intel core 2 duo (1.66 ghtz)with 2 gb of RAM and this runs fine using the same BT wireless hub.
Is my 8 year old laptop just too slow?, CPU usage goes up too 100% when accessing pages but goes down to 2 - 5 % once in idle mode.I can't see anything in Task Manager that might be slowing things up
I have Microsoft Security essentials installed dual core
Also run something like Ccleaner, click here, unless you use it anyway. Be aware it cleans all your history, passwords, cashe etc. so read the help files if you need to keep any settings. I use it in default mode as I never keep passwords saved on a PC.
have now added an extra 1GB of RAM and it has made a sensational difference to browsing, photo editing - just about everything. Many thanks for the advice. I've been thinking it was just Vista in combination with a duff laptop all these years!