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Topic # 22157 18-May-2008 20:42
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I have a new Asus laptop with Vista installed and it is so slow it is driving me mad. What can I do to fix this?

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Reply # 131651 18-May-2008 21:07
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Asus what.... ?
Slow to do what.... ?




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  Reply # 131666 18-May-2008 22:13
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How much RAM does your notebook have?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 131671 18-May-2008 23:00
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Asus z83c T7200 C2D 2.0g 2GB 160G 17" DVDRW BT Vista Home Premium TV Tuner ATI X1450 128MB

It is slow if I search Google or try to surf the web.

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  Reply # 131681 19-May-2008 01:25
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The Laptop in question:
ASUS Z83C T7200

T7200 2.0GHz CPU
2GB RAM
TV Tuner
17 Inch Widescreen WXGA LCD
Free bag and optical mouse

Specifications:

CPU: T7200 2.0GHz
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 667SDRAM
H.D.D: 160GB
LCD: 17" Widescreen WXGA
VGA: Ati Mobility Radeon X1450
VGA: RAM with 128MB
ODD: DVD writer dual layer
Wireless: LAN Integrated 802.11b⁄g
Bluetooth: YES (BT 2.0+EDR)
TV Tuner: yes
WebCam: 1.3M CMOS
O.S: Vista Home Premium

Have you turned off all the glitter of VISTA,  Control Panel \ Performance Information and Tools might be a good place to start.

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Reply # 131683 19-May-2008 05:30
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Could be the Phishing Filter or windows defender.

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  Reply # 131689 19-May-2008 08:11
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bvalleygirl: Asus z83c T7200 C2D 2.0g 2GB 160G 17" DVDRW BT Vista Home Premium TV Tuner ATI X1450 128MB



It is slow if I search Google or try to surf the web.


Is it slow on other computers as well?  ie is it that your Internet connection is slow, not the PC

Have you tried surfing the web with another browser

When you're using the browser, do you notice that the CPU utilisation goes up, notebook's fan starts up etc?

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Reply # 131692 19-May-2008 08:18
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bvalleygirl: It is slow if I search Google or try to surf the web.


This is more specific. What kind of connection are you using? Is this happening all the time or just some times? Could be your ISP?

Do you have any antivirus or antispyware installed? When was the last time you run a full scan?

Try turning the phising filter off to see if it helps.

Are you using your ISPs DNS servers or something else?

Do you have any proxy configured on your browser?




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  Reply # 131919 19-May-2008 21:29
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At a glance, I'd say its your connection as well.

All though the phishing filter is a good point.
You could try downloading Firefox and then see if you have the same problem. I've noticed in the past that the filter does cause slowness. Alternativly, turn it off. If problem still persists, THEN try downloading Firefox.

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Reply # 132439 21-May-2008 23:29
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On my Hp dv6303tx running vista ultimate 64bit ( Core2Duo T5300 1.73 Ghz, 2GB Ram. )
I find Seamonkey about twice as fast as either IE& or Firefox.
Also helps to disable Aero and all the eyecandy (including the sidebar)
Quite good then (but you might as well be running W2k really.)
Have you thought about dual booting a Linux distro?
I find Ubuntu runs really sweetly on mine.


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  Reply # 132475 22-May-2008 09:24
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Seamonkey eh? Haven't heard of that one before, might have to check it out.

Another good in is Opera. Its actually pretty quick, and doesn't go into mem hog mode like Firefox sometimes can. Also has a built in torrent client.



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  Reply # 132491 22-May-2008 09:51
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Thank you all for your great suggestions.  Some of them I totally didnt understand since I am not an advanced user, however, I did check out the phishing filter and it was not connected.  Anyway, I downloaded Firefox and guess what, even Windows is fast now!

Dont ask me why.  Slingshot said our connection was fine after the speed test, but anyway, it is  working well now.

Thanks for your time.  I love this site.


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