Slow web pages

  brindly 20:49 09 May 2011

I am running a Sony all in one with Windows XP. The RAM is only 521mb and can only be upgraded by the same amount. Would this help with some slow web pages. I have noticed on some web sites the fans start going and it struggles to scroll the page. Would having the extra ram help. My broadband is fine for speed.

  woodchip 21:29 09 May 2011

doubt that ram will help this problem. may be a change of browser could help. What are you using?

  woodchip 21:31 09 May 2011

PS I ran a XP home Laptop for long enough on 512mb and its adequate for most work on the PC

  woodchip 21:33 09 May 2011

Try turning the Power off on your Router for about a minute then back on for create a new connection. then try it for speed

  lotvic 22:06 09 May 2011

The RAM is only 521mb and can only be upgraded by the same amount

(I presume that 521mb is a typo and you meant 512mb)

For a Sony all in one, I find it hard to believe that you can't put more ram in than 1Gb (two 512mb sticks) What model is it and are you sure the motherboard can't take more? You can check on the website, run the scanner and it will tell you what ram you can put in.

  woodchip 22:12 09 May 2011

lotvic Think he will find you cannot put two sticks in. The Laptop above that I have as only one slot, so you have to remove the 512mb and fit a 1 Gig stick

  lotvic 23:18 09 May 2011

brindly said it was a Sony all in one, didn't mention it being a laptop? but it has been tagged as desk top, so three different to choose from.... wonder which it is.

  brindly 08:20 10 May 2011

Sorry everyone for not being clear. I use Explorer 7 and yes I meant 512. The manual says it will only take 1024mb. The Model is a VAIO VGC-V2S intel pentium 4. It only happens on certain sites like PC Advisor and EBay, generaly the broadband speed is fine. Just don't want to pay for an upgrade if it won't help. Thanks for your interest. Its an all in one desktop.

  onthelimit1 08:39 10 May 2011

PC Advisor has been having some speed issues since the cahngeover to new format.

  birdface 10:50 10 May 2011

If I/E is so slow change to Firefox you will find it far quicker.

And like onthelimit1 says we are all having speed issues with PCA at the moment so not just yourself.

Maybe a good ad-blocker may help, IE7pro ad-blocker is quite good but the latest update for it is rubbish so you would need to find an older version to download.

Would an extra 512Mb make any difference.Not with my old XP computer it didn't,I was using 512Mb and updated it to 2Gb and found no difference whatsoever,So to me it was just a waste of money.

It may help you but in my case it did not.

  lotvic 14:36 10 May 2011

Yes, that pc only takes a max of 1Gb (two sticks of 512mb) Upgrade memory on Sony VAIO VGC-V2S upto a maximum of 1.0 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs, with maximum 512MB per slot in 2 memory slots. The Sony VAIO VGC-V2S takes the PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs Memory Type.

If it was mine I would put the extra stick in, you would notice a bit of improved overall pc performance.. It may not make any difference to certain web pages loading faster though as that is dependant on the servers that send them to you.

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