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OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Q: OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Hi there
on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.

Cheers
jimbo

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A: OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?

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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
 
I've performed speed tests with my ISP and I am consitently at 10mpbs down and 3mps up, which are the expected rates.
 
This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
 
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
 
Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

A:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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Quote:
The latest wave of upcoming changes to the world's two most used Web browsers, jointly responsible for easily three-fourths of the Internet's HTTP requests, has nearly everyone in the business rethinking the meaning of "quality" as it pertains to browser architecture. While their arguments start with the usual reminders that folks just want to see their pages load faster, before too long, they wander into dissertations about the methods architects use to achieve the appearance of loading faster. . . especially when they actually don't.

In preparing to test Microsoft's first Internet Explorer 9 public beta, released last week, and Mozilla's public Firefox 4 beta, released late last month, the advice I received most often fell into two departments: 1) Pay more attention to graphics rendering, since new browsers will be spending more time processing Web apps than just displaying pages; 2) start paying attention to how browsers utilize memory and CPU cycles. Since my smarter readers are typically right, that's what I've done in crafting my all-new browser performance test suite.



In the first round of total scores for the latest beta builds, the first IE9 beta has squeaked by the latest FF4 beta by about 8%. These scores take into account four major departments: computational ability (30%), rendering ability (30%), scalability (losing less processing ability over time as processing jobs scale up, 20%), and now, hardware utilization efficiency (20%). In... Read more

A:Firefox 4 beta loses to IE9 beta in browser speed, efficiency tests

I'm all for fast processing on my computer, but I'll be honest in that I don't really feel much difference whatsoever between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera and it's been like that for me over the past 2-3 years. My reasons for liking Firefox so much have to do with features coming sooner (pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, add-on support, tear off tabs) and familiarity with the product(when you spend so much time with something, it becomes second nature.). So, for me, unless another tool comes that does something radically better, I'm not even inclined to give the other products a chance. People can rant and rave about speed all they want...but it's one of the lowest factors in the mix for me.

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Good day to all. I am using AT&T(sbcglobal) dsl. My plan is for the speed of 1mb and under. Now, I realize I am not going to get 1mb, the speed will be under. But the tests I am running are showing speeds around or under 1/4 of a mb. All these tests were run one right after another, at 5 different times of the day, from 8am to 11pm for 3 consecutive days. I have 2 computers running XP that I ran the tests on, and there are no problems with either computer, other than the internet speed. Here are the results.

Speedtest.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

Speakeasy.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

McAfee Internet connection speedometer: 200kbps

CNet Bandwidth Meter: line speed 224kbps

Now, when I run my ISPs speed test AT&T Speedtest, the test shows my speed is: download: 1.58mbps / upload: 0.31mbps. I don`t understand the large difference in speeds I am getting from independent speed tests, and the speedtest from my ISP. Now if I am to believe my ISPs speedtest, they are going to try to tell me I am receiving more download speed than I am paying for. I find that very hard to believe.

Since this is the first time I have looked into this, I am kind of in the dark about how much speed is expected exactly, but 0.24 seems on the low side to me. I know I will have to contact my ISP to look indepth into this problem, and that is why I came here first. I don`t want to sound like a complete idiot when I contact them. Hopefully someone can look at my speed... Read more

A:Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

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We recently got SBC DSL and a router shared between two computers. All of the online speed tests that I have run said my download rate was around 315 kbpsand the 2Wire site for my router site also returned a download connection of 384 kbs, but web browsing and downloads max out at 40 kbs. How do I get my browser up to speed? I am using XP and firefox.
 

A:High Speed tests but low connection speed

315 Kbps kilo bits per second = 39.4 KBps kilobytes per second.
 

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I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)
 

A:Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.


 

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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?
Thanks
 

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup
 

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I am not too clever when it comes to all these numbers on the laptop. But I was downloading a UK program and it's taking forever. I am downloading thru Megaupload via Firefox. I did a speed test and this is what it says. (By the way I am with Cox Cable),

DL = 13.36Mb/s
UL = 1.86Mb/s
Ping = 101ms

Is this okay? I DLd yesterday and it only took about 7 mins for a 30 min show ??? It's saying that this one is gonna be nearly 3 hours!
 

A:Speed Tests...

Better then what I get thru Road Runner. Pretty much double what I get.

The place you are downloading from could be getting swamped with requests.
 

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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.


   Tip
For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.


Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.



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browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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I'd like to try this line test, but I keep getting a message saying my ip is not pingable. It says "Please disable firewall ping protection." I've turned off my Trend Micro and the Msoft firewall isn't on anyhow....

how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?
 

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Are there any tools out there that can test network speeds between OSes (namely Linux and Windows)?
 

A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?
 

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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
The systems is very slow and I checked with comcast they are saying there is no issue from their side. I am getting 1Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload when I did the speedtest.
What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?
 

A:Solved: Speed Tests

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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Hello,
Since I have installed W 7 my speed test results from DSL Reports are 1.5 Mbs. With XP they were just under 3 Mbs. I have tweaked 7 for high performance and low visual. Could it be because I only have 2 gigs of memory? It really doesn't seem any slower. In fact, it seems to run faster for the most part. Any ideas on this one? Thanks, John

A:Slow speed tests

Do not know what is causing your speed to change, but you may want to read this:

Speed Up Windows 7 – Ultimate Guide To Make Windows 7 Blazing Fast!!!

This from our own surpurb Tut Collection

Optimize Windows 7

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Hello all,
I have had various speed tests run on my Toshiba L875 with 4 gigs of Ram and a 640 GB hard drive. The speed tests are usually in the 75/35 range but even with Verizon FIOS they have been slow (upload speed has been). Speedtest.net won't even hardly register (getting like 40 over 3 to 5 for the download). I ran Malwarebytes last night and there were no infections but the system still is slow according to FIOS' speed test. I'm at a loss and need an option to figure out why this is occurring. Thanks for all you guys do.

PS: Will run another Malwarebytes scan now.

Matt

A:Speed tests very slow/possible infection?

I ran a malwarebytes scan sand no infections were found.

Think that really concerns me is http://www.speedtest.net/result/2438595996.png.

205 ms ping (way too high) and 12/7, when I'm used to 75/35. Any advice?

Matt

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Hi:I know the answer to this will be simple,but I'll ask it anyway.
I have a desktop running xp sp2 using cox cable internet.I am very happy with the performance.
Just for info,I ran a speed test using Speakeasy and the result was about 12 mbps download.
Taking Johnwills advice from another thread,I did the same test using DSL reports.The result was 16mbps download.Both test sites are in LA.
I am just curious as to the difference and which one is closer to the true download speed.
Thanks for any info you can suggest.
 

A:Solved: Speed tests with different results

Hi guys:Well my download speed has been up and down like a toilet seat for the past week.Today both speed tests show download at 12mbps.When it slows,it is around 7-8 mbps,which is still ok but is noticeable to me.
I have sent an email to my ISP(Cox) asking if they have had problems in our area.
But my question now is,and I know I am probably being paranoid,but I am just wondering if someone could be stealing my bandwidth.I am using WPA encryption.Is there a simple way that I could check it when my speed is down.I am using a Linksys wrt54g.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks
 

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Greetings,
 
Are there some type of tests that can be ran by a beginner to test how fast the CPU of one's computer is running/performing?  Any other  suggestions of tests of system hardware, computer health would be appreciated also.
 
I recognize this may be somewhat of a broad question.
 
Thank you.
 
Smorton

A:Are there tests to run to see how well your computer is doing in terms of speed

There is a "Performance Monitor" application built into Windows, that you can access through Administrative tools in the Control Panel. This can generate all sorts of reports and diagnostics on almost every part of your machine. It is a very powerful tool once you understand how to use it.
 
Some google results for tutorials here.

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My wife's Samsung laptop started exhibiting problems when she tried to upload attachments to web-based email. I eventually ran a speed test (on several different sites) and found that while the download portion of the test was great, the upload portion always failed. It actually seems to run but slows down and eventually times out. Several other devices using the same wireless router work fine. I've tried several things:
- Rebooted the router
- Taken down the firewall (Windows)
- Completely removed the virus software (AVG)
- Ran virus and malware checks
- Rebooted in safe mode with networking

All have no effect except rebooting in safe mode. Then, the upload works like a champ! So, it seems to me something is running that is blocking the upload. I've even went into MSCONFIG and systematically disabled services to see if any of them were the problem, again to no effect.

I'm pretty much out of ideas... Anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1259 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 432127 MB, Free - 298869 MB; D: Total - 24634 MB, Free - 24505 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Thanks!

kep
 

A:Upload Fails (Speed Tests)

how did you remove AVG - did you use the tool -see below

you also have Avast - it may be worth removing

you could try a clean boot and see if that helps
have a read here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

see if that works - if it does - use the "add half" process to add back items -

AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities

> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2013 http://www.avg.com/tools#tba2 - > on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2012 http://www.avg.com/tools2012.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2011 http://www.avg.com/tools2011.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 9.0 http://www.avg.com/tools9.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 8.5 http://www.avg.com/tools8.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
 

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Please help me. I am very frustrated here!
I just moved from NY with Cablevision to Madison with Charter. So far I have been extremely dissatisfied with the service.
I am running on an:
HP Pavilion p7-1020 with AMD Phenom II X4 960T / 2.9 GHz Quad-Core, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC, Memory Speed 1333 MHz, Hard Drive 1 x 1.5 TB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g.
I am using a Zoom 5350 Router/Modem combo with these specs:
Product Name Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem/Router WL-N 4 Port Switch Any Service
Product Type Wireless Router
Power Over Ethernet No
Ethernet Port Yes
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band No
ISM Minimum Frequency 2.40 GHz
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
Number of Antennas 2
USB Yes
VGA No
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Network (RJ-11) No
Powerline No
Management Port No
Wireless Transmission Speed 37.50 MBps
Form Factor Desktop
Product Model 5350
Certifications & Standards
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3ab
FCC part 15B and 15C UL
Features Quality of Service (QoS)
MIMO Technology
Management
DHCP
SNMP v1/v2/v3
Security Features
NAT
NTP
DMZ
Port Forwarding
VPN pass-through
PPTP
L2TP
IPsec
MAC address Filtering
Port Filtering
IP Filtering
Parental Control
SPI
Denial of Service Protection
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A:Slow Internet despite good speed tests

Ping some websites you are trying to load http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/troubleshooter/ping.html

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Ok, to set the stage...I've been chatting with users who maintain that Windows 7 (just like Vista) is a bloated resource hog of an OS which needs to have numerous services disabled to attain performance levels equivalent to Windows XP SP2. The crux of the argument is typically on how Prefetch works and the caching of applications to RAM, thus not leaving large amounts of RAM free for the system and in generally just chewing up resources which are better left alone.

For this test, I performed the same steps on the same hardware. (In fact, I used the same exact machine). Here are the specs
* Asus P5QL Pro mobo
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 at 3.00Ghz
* 4GB Corsair DDR2-800 RAM
* 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue hard drive
* Samsung 22X DVD Burner
* EVGA Nvidia 8600GT 256MB video cards
* Intel 10/100/1000 NIC's

In each instance, the machine was using the defaults as they come out of the box. Meaning that things like UAC, System Restore Points, Indexing, PreFetch and the like all remained on.

Test 1: Install the Operating Systems. This was from the first push of the power button until I had a desktop with no hourglass
Windows XP SP2: 19:19
Windows 7 Ultimate: 14:12

Test 2: Amount of time installing drivers after OS was up to eliminate all exclamation points in Device Manager
Windows XP SP2: 9:27 (video, chipset, 2 lan drivers, audio, ATK)
Windows 7 Ultimate: :41 (ATK driver from Windows Update)

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A:My Speed Tests: XP SP2 -vs- Win7 Ultimate 32bit

We have a winner!!!

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I've been having this problem for 3 days now. I have a 5Mbps downstream 768kbps upstream dsl connection and noticed that webpages were opening noticeably slower and streaming video took ages to load. All speed tests I run show that I get around 300-400 kbps downstream even though my upstream is normal at around 600 kbps.
I know it is not my computer or browser since I've tried the tests on other computers in my house. I contacted my isp and they tested my phone line and said it was ok. They even changed the modem but it didn't help. I tried to connect using my isp's modem with router functionality and also as a bridge with my own router but I get the same results. The problem started happening overnight without any changes to any configuration in my home computers or the network. Today I noticed that I get much higher speeds (almost full bandwidth) when downloading torrents but as I said videos take forever to load and all speedtests show a very low downstream speed.
Anybody know what could be causing this? I suspect that it is a problem with my isp (perhaps with port 80?) but they say that everything shows up as normal on their side.
 

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

DSL has issues with speed. I use to have 1.5mbps, then 3mbps and 5mbps. I even bypass the way DSL works in the home. You can do the same but take some time to do. Most you can get out of that is a much stronger signal. You tap into the main phone line that comes in like through a basement before it hits the phone. I use CAT5e with a phone jack box ran that to another phone jack box with a modular connector. That connector would use ultra phone line cable based on Cat 5e but for phone data. That would go to your DSL modem. It worked well. Now that I am cable modem I'll never go back to DSL.
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm NOT tech savvy, so please bear with me. We live in the boonies, and the best internet we can get is point to point radio frequency. I can't get answers from them, so I'm hoping y'all can help out. Our internet frequently drops out, although it remains fully connected. I can run a normal speedtest, but cannot connect across a single device. In checking CPU and memory usage, there does not appear to be anything running in the background. What's going on?
 

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Hello, i am new here to seven forums, not sure if this is the right thread i should be asking in, but never know till i try. Anyhow, I am playing a game called Aion, and my Ping in that game is around 70~100Ms.

When i did a speed test to where the server was roughly located it said my ping was 14Ms - http://speedtest.net/result/1871105926.png

I use Verizon fios, 25/25 speed plan, a MI424WR Router, that was provided, and a wired connection.

*Also i do not have any FPS Lag, i am getting 50-60 frames.
*And i have leatrix latency fix installed, version 3.00

Could anyone please shed some light on my issue here? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Ping mismatch between speed tests and actual in-game.

Hi Condiments and welcome to W7 Forums

Lots of factors come into play when it comes to Ping times. Firstly, remember that the value that you get at any particular time is what it is AT THAT TIME, i.e. Ping is a dynamic variable. Secondly, it depends on the load at both the destination server and any intermediate servers in the path between you and it - in other words, the more players connected the greater the load. Thirdly, your time of day and how many others are sharing your line (the contention ratio). Unfortunately, most of these are beyond your control (except, perhaps, the time of day that you choose to play). You could try logging out of the game and logging back in again, to see if by doing that you get any improvement (possible, if a different route between you and the game server is established).

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Ok so I have Time Warner Cable in PA. I pay for 30/5 down up speed. I have an ARRIS DG860 Modem but have also used the Motorola SBG6580 and have had the same internet problems. I run a direct connection to my modem (wireless disabled) with my xbox and my computer modem connected my ISP Modem. For the past month my online gaming has been lagging and my internet has had terrible and inconsistent speed tests. If I restart my modem and run a speed test I get my full optimal speeds but that lasts for about 5 minutes and then it significantly drops and when I say drops I mean it will drop from like 30 down to about 3 down and it will keep going up and down when I test again from like 14 down to 7 down back to 3 down and so on and so fourth. My upload speed is always consistent but not my download. For the record my ping is about 47-50ms. Something is definitely up with my internet though and I am trying to avoid having a tech come down here to fix it but I will if I have to. When I run a trace route here are my results.

Tracing route to www.google.com [74.125.225.212]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 547 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 35 ms 29 ms 27 ms cpe-24-93-192-1.neo.res.rr.com [24.93.192.1]
3 10 ms 8 ms 9 ms gig3-11.mlckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.106.73
]
4 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms tge1-1.hbckpa1-swt401.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.79]

5 9 ms 10 ms 8 ms tge1-2.hbckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.95]

6 14 ms 16 ms 13 ms tge1-1.mcdnoh1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.71]

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A:Solved: Inconsistent Speed Tests + Packet loss HELP

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941817 MB, Free - 891511 MB; D: Total - 11753 MB, Free - 1432 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Disabled

Hi, Anyone!

I am running an HP Pavilion p6540f. Two weeks ago, I started up my computer, and suddenly my cooling fans (all 3 of them) started up at high speed and never ratcheted down to their normal or lower speeds. I have already done the following to no avail:

1. I ran System Tests to try and determine if I had a software or hardware problem. All tests results PASSED.
2. I downloaded and ran SpeedFan 4.47 and received what appeared to be a High temperature reading on one of the fans at 127 degrees C. It's the CPU fan.
3. I called HP Tech Support to get help and found out that I'm out of warranty, but they were happy to tell me that my PC probably only needed tweaking from one of their techs they wanted to schedule to come out and service the machine for $200.00. But if the problem was a hardware issue, it would then cost more on top of the $200.00. I told them I'd get back to them.
4. I downloaded and ran PC Wizard and on checking the Thermal Tests run by that program it gave me back a report result saying my AMD Phenom II x4 pr... Read more

A:Help! Fan Speed Suddenly Running High Tests All Pass

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The last couple of hours my "upload speed" has been going haywire. My tested speed at Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test it shows 0.8Mbps which is what I usually have. Task Manager shows I'm using 0Kbps, unless I'm saying something in mumble, which is the only program actually running. My friend that I'm talking to responds 5-6 seconds after I say something and he always responds with "I think you are lagging, all I can hear is robot noises" and I'm constantly getting disconnected from mumble. My Ethernet Status shows that I'm sending 1/10 of my received packages (13,960,000 sent, 149,128,000 over 30 minutes) so I'm not actually uploading anything.
My download is fine, I can browse websites just as before but as soon as something needs to be uploaded I just disconnect or it takes ****ing forever.
I have reset my router, 4 times. I have restarted my PC, more times than I can count on my fingers. Other PC's on the same network works fine. I have terminated all processes that windows doesn't need to run and mumble.

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Reporting a problem to my ISP, which bandwidth speed tests are true/accurate?
 
Getting satellite internet speed tests all over the map, ranging from 2.88 Mbps to 21 Mbps (download speeds) using various test sites.  (Results in list below.)  Sites that give low results do it fairly consistently.  Sites that give high results also within a consistent range.  Same for ones that give mid-range results.  This includes some sites that use the same test engine (Ookla) -- yet they get widely different results.  Ran tests to many servers around the country, last night and today.
 
This will be a long report, because I believe full detail may help and will save us having to do some of the usual Q&A.
 
Running WindowsXP-SP3 on a 2009 Acer AspireOne Netbook (with all ports loaded with external devices to make it just like a real computer).  Machine runs great, always did, no problems except typical software hassles, but they've always been fully resolved.
 
I am running with a brand new Ethernet cable directly from the PC to the satellite modem.  No router.  Got tired of having to reboot it for downed WiFi.
 
Running Norton 360 security software, including their firewall, not Windows firewall.  Set up firewall to accept ping tests from certain servers, as advised somewhere reputable (I forget where).  I will turn that off later.
 
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I just posted this in the Windows 2000/ME section by accident.....

From the beginning:

I visited a website that gave me a virus that was picked up by my Avast & Malwarebytes. Both programs deleted the bad files. The next time I started the computer, my internet connection became almost unusable due to it's slowness. Scans of the system turned up nothing.

I unplugged the Cat-5 cable from my DSL modem, connected a USB cable to the usb port on the modem, & restarted. My connection was back to normal for a few days, until my wife had some issue & she restarted the computer. After that, I'm back to maddening slowness!

Also, when I do a search on Google, I get redirected when I click on any results to "results.google.com". I also cannot download ANYTHING from Microsoft -- when I try it says "not available on this server"

This has all the makings of a virus, but it's not showing up on anything. I visted Pc Pitstop & paid $30 for Optimizer 3, which did nothing. I just completed a 2+ hour scan in safe mode with Avast, which again turned up nothing. All DSL performance scans turn up normal.

I called Verizon & they used gotoassist to check out my computer. They said my connection is actually quicker than what I am paying for, but you wouldn't know that after counting to 10 slowly before seeing any websites -- including this one.

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A:DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

You may have aquired a "rootkit"Some are very hard to detect & remove.Go here,http://www.pchell.com/support/rootkitremovaltools.shtmlYou should be able to find something there to find out if a rootkit is the problem.

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Hi, i am running tiscali 100mbps through a 3com router and wireless adaptor (56Mbps) but on both machines i only seem to get about 30-40Mbps (at once not together) is there any way i can check what the limit truly is? and any programs available to tweak the performance?
 

A:Tiscali 100Mbps +Router &wireless adaptor. Any speed tweaks or tests?

Which Tiscali service is this? I can only find 512kbps, 1mbps and 2mbps services on the Tiscali site.
You could try out the speed test facility on http://www.dslreports.com/stest. There's also tweaking tips/software on the same site.
 

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I run 2 pc`s via a router, one is connected to the router via an ethernet cable and the other is wireless via a usb wireless antenna. The speed of the wireless is 11Mbps. This has always been plenty fast enough, I am on a 3meg cable modem connection. For some reason the speed on the wireless pc is really slow, this only started yesterday. I have done speed checks and the pc that is wired to the router is fine, getting nearly max d/l results. On the other 1 the speeds are betweeen 15 and 30 Kbps, can anyone please help me. It is an actiontec router and according to the network connection the strength is excellent and speed is 11 Mbps. I have run adaware, spybot, Mcafee virus and spysweeper but I am still having trouble.
 

A:Solved: Speed Has Totally Slowed Down

I'd be looking for some interference with the signal. Of course, there could also be someone else connecting and "sharing" your bandwidth. Check the router's status and see if there is more than one wireless connection.
 

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Quote:




Mozilla wants to make private browsing truly private.

The company is testing enhancements to private browsing in Firefox designed to block website elements that could be used by third parties to track browsing behavior across sites. Most major browsers, Firefox included, have a ?Do Not Track? option, though many companies do not honor it.

Mozilla?s experimental tool is designed to block outside parties like ad networks or analytics companies from tracking users through cookies and browser fingerprinting.

It?s available in the Firefox Developer Edition on Windows, Mac and Linux, and Firefox Aurora on Android, Mozilla said Friday.




Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox | PCWorld

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Mozilla wants to make private browsing truly private.

The company is testing enhancements to private browsing in Firefox designed to block website elements that could be used by third parties to track browsing behavior across sites. Most major browsers, Firefox included, have a ?Do Not Track? option, though many companies do not honor it.

Mozilla?s experimental tool is designed to block outside parties like ad networks or analytics companies from tracking users through cookies and browser fingerprinting.

It?s available in the Firefox Developer Edition on Windows, Mac and Linux, and Firefox Aurora on Android, Mozilla said Friday.




Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox | PCWorld

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Being rather new to real high speed Internet I sometimes play with the Speedtest.  It always seems to default to a Comcast server in Atlanta GA, giving me ping times usually around 60-90 msec and download/upload speeds on the order of 30/20 Mbps.  Having once accidentally (I've no idea how it happened) landed on a server in San Jose CA (much closer, I am only a couple of hundred miles away) I noticed strikingly faster speeds (ping <20 msec) and wonder w hat is going on.  Supposedly the program is searching for the "best" server but in fact if I don't fiddle with it it always lands on the Comcast one in Atlanta - it seems to think I am located in the East.  I am an Easterner by birth (born in Boston!) but have lived in the West for a good many years now (I even wear Wranglers and Justin boots and what back East would be called a funny hat, though those things are mostly dictated by the nature of my work).
 
Note I am not complaining about my Internet service, which seems to be more than adequate (for watching live sports for example) nor about Speedtest which I understand to be only an approximate tool anyway.  I also recognize that the "measured" speeds can vary quite a bit according to time of day and goodness knows what and even from minute to minute (right now we are having a terrific dust storm with howling wind, though it doesn't seem to be disturbing my Internet reception at all)
 
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A:Odd behavior of OOKLA Speedtest?

the "gold standard" has been speakeasy
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
 
But there are some schools of thought on this overall pick the one location the furthest away from your location.  This will give you a good test of how your computer connects to the internet when servers are in other states or countries. 
 
Also, getting outside of the gateway of your ISP.  Meaning take Time Warner, for example.  If you at peak speeds select the test from their site they will get you to the nearest location, and say your speed is great.  Which as long as you are in time warners side of the internet it is.  The issue is when you leave Time Warners gateway to get to the outside world.  That is when you get the slow down.  So Netflix or youtube, etc. will be slow when you cross that line.  (there are many other items that effect this as well but in general assuming all others are good). 
 
The speed test is a certain size packet that is sent and sent again until a max throughput is maxed. Go here to read more about the in and outs of the frame to packet testing pool.
 
Also the testing server when used can be misleading.  If your connection has max latency then it will be low vs low latency.  Speedtest.net has more info about how it works.  Find that link here.
 
With some speed tests it will give you a site based on either your ISP or the first site open.  Sites like Speekeasy.net allow you ... Read more

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I cannot use Firefox anymore. It's as if it's totally locked up: can't complete any online transactions, can't access searches, track packages, and it locks up my computer and I have to shut down completely and start up again. Nothing whatsoever can be done in FF. All the above work perfectly in Chrome but I don't want to use any related to Google. All FF updates are automatic; today the latest was downloaded. I've always used FF -- I really like it. This is bizarre. Your help will be greatly appreciated. ec

A:Firefox is totally dead

open firefox ,click help then click start firefox with add-ons disabled
see if it works ok then.
if so the problem is with an add on.
go to add ons and update them.
or disable add ons and then add one at a time until it locks up etc then you will have worked out the last add on added that is causing the problem.

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I thought I had uninstalled Mozilla Firefox, but it appears on the computer as if it is still there. I have Windows XP. How can I uninstall all of it for sure?
 

A:Totally uninstall Mozilla Firefox

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I was told by somebody here with VIP badges that I should not post here how to make Firefox run more smoothly in a Virtual Machine in Linux. It should be in a Linux forum. So I moved it there.

A:To speed up mouse scrolling speed in Firefox in Linux VirtualBox

Linux. in a windows forum??

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Hello.
I have a question regarding Mozilla Firefox 2. I notice when I click on the Firefox icon (whether in my Quick Launch Bar, my Start Menu Shortcuts listing, or on the desktop), it can take up to 15 to 20 seconds for the application to open. Now, I have heard that installed extensions can slow it down which makes sense. I have installed 35 of them as add-ons. However, I have disabled (NOTE: NOT un-installed) all, but 11 to still run. The ones running are: Adblock Filterset. G Updater, Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper, Ask Toolbar for Firefox, Forecastfox Enhanced, Locator, Mouse Gestures, Speed Dial, Split Browser, Test size toolbar, and WOT. I find these still useful. Now, when I say Firefox is slow to load, I do not mean the loading of the web sites, I mean the loading of the Firefox 2 application to come up on the desktop. I have seen a lot information on the web about increasing the speed of loading of web sites by going into about:config & about:cache and changing things like the pipelining and adding a new integer, etc. ...and even changing the memory cache size to a bigger size. Now, this is not going to have any impact on how fast Firefox 2 application will load. ...or will it? (It only affects the web sites speed for loading up, right?!?) I also notice the first time after a reboot/restart of the system, it can take up to 30-40 seconds to load Firefox 2. Then after I close the Firefox window and reopen it at a later time, it will ta... Read more

A:Need Solution To Speed Up Firefox 2 Application For Loading, Not Url Speed Up.

This article lists some of the extensions that are known to cause unwanted side effects in Firefox: Problematic ExtensionsFasterfox is an Add-On that provides performance and network tweaks for Firefox. Theres alot of information in the FAQ.

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Hello. Happy Holidays!
I have a question regarding Mozilla Firefox 2. I notice when I click on the Firefox icon (whether in my Quick Launch Bar, my Start Menu Shortcuts listing, or on the desktop), it can take up to 15 to 20 seconds for the application to open. Now, I have heard that installed extensions can slow it down which makes sense. I have installed 35 of them as add-ons. However, I have disabled (NOTE: NOT un-installed) all, but 11 to still run. The ones running are: Adblock Filterset. G Updater, Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper, Ask Toolbar for Firefox, Forecastfox Enhanced, Locator, Mouse Gestures, Speed Dial, Split Browser, Test size toolbar, and WOT. I find these still useful. Now, when I say Firefox is slow to load, I do not mean the loading of the web sites, I mean the loading of the Firefox 2 application to come up on the desktop. I have seen a lot information on the web about increasing the speed of loading of web sites by going into about:config & about:cache and changing things like the pipelining and adding a new integer, etc. ...and even changing the memory cache size to a bigger size. Now, this is not going to have any impact on how fast Firefox 2 application will load. ...or will it? (It only affects the web sites speed for loading up, right?!?) I also notice the first time after a reboot/restart of the system, it can take up to 30-40 seconds to load Firefox 2. Then after I close the Firefox window and reopen it at a later time, it ... Read more

A:Need Solution to Speed Up Firefox 2 Application for Loading, NOT URL Speed Up.

Hi, welcome to TSF

Firefox has always been slow to open compared to IE, because IE is so deeply integrated into the Windows operating system and has most of its components loaded when you boot into Windows.

The about:config tweaks you mention affect various aspects of how Firefox loads pages, but as far as I'm aware they can't improve the program's loading time.

Try creating a new profile with no addons or themes, then reboot the computer and load Firefox with this new profile to see how its start time compares to your normal profile with all its extras.

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Hi,

I've recently discovered what I believe is a trojan horse, which is hijacking links, and taking me to different sites from the one that I requested. This does not happen every single time, but is obviously causing a lot of worry and stress about whether the sites I am looking at are the correct ones. If anyone could help, that would be very appreciated.

My DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Matt Tremayne at 10:28:26.65 on 20/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.44.1033.18.1023.371 [GMT 1:00]

AV: PC Tools AntiVirus 5.0.0.16 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {832E7172-E406-4BB2-8B19-6D29F2C93A98}
AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
FW: Norton Internet Security *disabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Using IE7 or Firefox, clicking on links redirects me to totally random sites

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I'm not sure exactly what's wrong with my computer, but here's the story of how I came to be here this evening...Earlier today, I was surfing the web, reading Oh No They Didn't (an online celebrity gossip magazie, of sorts) when I get a random pop-up from Symantec. Usually when I get a Symantec pop up it's reminding me that my subscription is out of date (probably problem #1) this time however, it's a very strange message saying "Your email message to [email protected] has failed to send the message Subject: Get free viagra!" I don't exactly remember WHAT the message said or who it was going to or really even what the subject line was, but this was something I had never seen before. I hit "ok" to get the message to go away, and that's when the madness happened. hundreds of little symantec "0% of 1% message completed" boxes popped up. I would close one, and 5 more would open, and they just kept coming no matter what I did. So I hard booted out of the computer. When I rebooted the computer, all of the programs I open upon start up had a "Bad Image" error. I tried to research on the net what this meant, but every time I opened an internet browser, it would shut down after several minutes. And then, my desktop would clear itself of my task bar and my icons, then bring them back. Every 10 seconds it would refresh, clearing itself of my icons, closing anything I had open, and bringing the desktop back up. The computer would not start... Read more

A:Oh boy, totally helpless and my computer is totally screwed

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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Hello everyone.

Since thunder strike hit my house some 5 months ago (and killed my router and the LAN port on my motherboard), my 9 year old Athlon XP machine keeps freezing completely randomly. There are days when it freezes 2-3 times, but there are also days when it won't freeze at all. TOTALLY random freezing, no matter whether it's a blank desktop or dozen of open applications.

The first thing I tried was to simply reformat and install Windows XP SP3 again. No luck there, it kept freezing. Next, I've checked the RAM with MemTest86+ and defragmenting the drives. All OK. Next, I've tried cleaning all the components, so I disassembled the machine and cleaned everything. I also checked the motherboard for blown-up capacitors, everything looks fine. It still kept freezing.

So few days ago, I finally tried replacing the motherboard battery, and placed new thermal compound on CPU and graphics card. It didn't freeze for two days, but it started again this night... So, is the machine finally dead? I know it's old and everything, but can we extend its life a bit more?

System:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8 GHz (with Titan Al-Cu cooler)
RAM: 768 MB DDR (3x 256 MB)
GPU: ATI Radeon 9700, 128 MB DDR, AGP 8x (with GlacialTech NorthPole 1000 attached and Catalyst 8.12)
MB: ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard (with Award BIOS ver. 1013 and VIA Hyperion Pro 5.24a)
HDD: 2x WD Caviard Blue 160 GB, P-ATA
PSU: MS MAV-400W-P4, ATX
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3

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A:PC keeps freezing totally, totally randomly...

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

Does it freeze in Safe Mode? If you haven't tried it, try running in Safe Mode with Networking for a while to see. To get into Safe Mode, rapidly tap the F8 key just before the Windows splash screen shows up.

Please note the time on the system clock (in the lower right corner of the screen the next time that it freezes (we'll need this to search for events around that time).

Then, please generate these reports (this was written for Vista, but XP is similar):

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MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).




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Event Viewer Log Files
Please provide us with copies of these 2 logfiles:
- Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes and press Enter
- Expand the Windows Logs category by clicking on the arrow/+ sign to it's left
- Right click on the Application log and select "Save all events as" and name it Application
- Then, right click on the System log and select "Save all events as" and name it System
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- hey guys i have noticed a in term of speed in browsing difference between my browsers firefox and. i clear both of there cache and access several websites and i noticed that IE loads them faster than firefox. is there a way to speed up firefox?

A:How to Speed up Firefox

http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/

and I have NEVER seen IE work faster than FireFox, and don't forget that IE also has more security issues

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Ok so I have a kinda dumb question but I'm still a little curious. I have firefox with the site advisor, foxytunes, stumbleupon toolbar and forecast fox. When I start up my computer or come back to it after a while and go to open firefox it takes forever to open. I know that part of this must be due to all the add ons that I have but I was just wondering if there is any known way to speed up the load time without taking all the addons off or installing fasterfox because I looked into that and it says the program precaches all the links on the page your on but nothing about the firefox load up time.
Any help with this would be appreciated
Thx for reading
 

A:Anyone know how to speed up firefox?

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You want Firefox to RIP do exactly what this guys says!!

He's a Senior Editor from C|net and Knows his Sh1t!!

Everything he says makes Great Sense, and if your like me,

you learn best with a Visual, example (vid)

I'm leaning FF very Well now, and it is a Memory HOG!!

But you can fix that, watch this vid do what he say and you'll

be flying!!


c|net Vid :: YouTube - Speed up Firefox





Enjoy!! One thing I do is not have FF save your Downloads,

have FF save them to YOUR desktop then you decide which

to keep and which to Ditch, saving a Million Downloads bogs down FF Big time.

IMHO also Go Lean as you can with your Add-On/Extensions, also a Memory HOG.

Blue



PS:: I use v3.09

A:Speed up FireFox now!!

He is such an expert that he does not even know that Firefox Safe Mode appears in the Vista Start/All Programs/Firefox listing; there's no need to type in the safe mode start-up the way he demonstrates, just use your mouse to get to the appropriate menu entry.

Be very careful about accepting advice from so-called "experts" about how to improve Firefox. For example, here and elsewhere, some of these people advise changing Firefox settings that actually have either no effect or a deleterious effect on Firefox's ability to work.

As for memory use by Firefox, here's the advice that actually makes a difference:

Reducing memory usage - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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I have Windows XP Pro sp2 and use 2.0.0.14 Firefox

I like Firefox but it starts up so slowly. IE starts up much more quickly so I'm back and forth. Can Firefox's start up be made faster and if so can somebody please tell me how to do it?

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:Speed up Firefox

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Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:
1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
 

A:Speed Up Your Firefox

Yeah, been using this for a long time now. Although that network.http.pipelining.maxrequests is going to kill the internet if everyone uses it, lol. I have mine even higher than 30... OoOoo.

I didnt have that delay one though, thank you.
 

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