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April 25, 2004 4:34:07 PM

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Is a Celeron 600 just too slow a chip to operate efficiently in
today's Internet environment?

I mean, if I see my chip occasionally maxing out at 100% usage trying
to download a page from the Internet from time to time, or that I have
enough RAM but the chip is again at 100% trying to run IE 6 and
Outlook Express 6 at the same time with other (small) maintenance and
security progs running in the system tray, is it the chip's fault?

John

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Anonymous
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April 25, 2004 10:44:26 PM

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On 25 Apr 2004 12:34:07 -0700, geercon@alltel.net (David) wrote:

>Is a Celeron 600 just too slow a chip to operate efficiently in
>today's Internet environment?
>
>I mean, if I see my chip occasionally maxing out at 100% usage trying
>to download a page from the Internet from time to time, or that I have
>enough RAM but the chip is again at 100% trying to run IE 6 and
>Outlook Express 6 at the same time with other (small) maintenance and
>security progs running in the system tray, is it the chip's fault?

If there's code to be executed your CPU will show as running at 100%. The
simple answer here is how long does it spend at that 100% and is it too
long - IOW is it slowing you down? As for Internet use, IE, it depends
what you're doing -- what kind of sites you like to visit, how complex they
are and how much "abuse" there is of fancy graphics presentation -- and
whether you really need/want to revisit those sites.

I've noticed a fairly recent trend towards sites that are definitely so
complex that it drags my system performance down... to the point that even
cursor movement and page scrolling gets jerky and even has long pauses. At
Yahoo's news site, e.g., the Flash pollution is on the increase - in
particular I've noticed an HP Flash ad which just pegs my CPU and I have
trouble scrolling line by line. It got so bad I went searching and found a
"Prefbar" for the Mozilla browser I use which allows me to "Kill Flash".

I have a PIII/450 - 384MB at home; I get experience with more recent
hardware at the office, so don't need to upgrade my home computer for the
satisfaction of trying new technology. OTOH I'm on the verge of replacing
this home system - I could live with it a while longer but I don't want
to.:-)

Rgds, George Macdonald

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April 27, 2004 1:29:21 AM

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geercon@alltel.net (David) wrote :

> is it the chip's fault?

its IE and OE fault, uninstall
Opera/mozilla/konqueror + Kmail/Pine is fine


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April 27, 2004 2:19:20 AM

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David wrote:

> Is a Celeron 600 just too slow a chip to operate efficiently in
> today's Internet environment?

Not really, even a Pentium 200MMX is good enough for internet and general
usage. My computer isn't much faster than yours and it works fine.

> I mean, if I see my chip occasionally maxing out at 100% usage trying
> to download a page from the Internet from time to time,

A web browser can max out a CPU on big webpages on much faster CPUs than
yours

> or that I have
> enough RAM but the chip is again at 100% trying to run IE 6 and
> Outlook Express 6 at the same time with other (small) maintenance and
> security progs running in the system tray, is it the chip's fault?

Probably not. Make sure you don't have any spyware or trojans installed.
They can do this.

Your CPU may be a bit slow for running WinXP though. WinXP is very
demanding.

You may like to try a lighter web browser. Internet Explorer is sluggish.

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net
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April 27, 2004 10:49:43 AM

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In article <rrrdIuC3NQjAFA09@from.is.invalid>, GSV Three Minds in a Can
<GSV@quik.clara.co.uk> writes

>if task manager (in
>your case 'taskinfo', a free download, since Win98 doesn't have task
>manager iirc) shows your CPU pegged at 100%, then time for a faster PC
>(or just learn to be patient).

Or just bump the FSB to 100MHz for a free upgrade to 900MHz. It's a
Coppermine cpu. I ran my C600 like this from new until I went AMD.

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Anonymous
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April 27, 2004 12:01:47 PM

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Bitstring <Hq0Se2N3RfjAFwxu@jasper.org.uk>, from the wonderful person
Mike Tomlinson <mike@NOSPAM.jasper.org.uk> said
>In article <rrrdIuC3NQjAFA09@from.is.invalid>, GSV Three Minds in a Can
><GSV@quik.clara.co.uk> writes
>
>>if task manager (in
>>your case 'taskinfo', a free download, since Win98 doesn't have task
>>manager iirc) shows your CPU pegged at 100%, then time for a faster PC
>>(or just learn to be patient).
>
>Or just bump the FSB to 100MHz for a free upgrade to 900MHz. It's a
>Coppermine cpu. I ran my C600 like this from new until I went AMD.

That might work, if the memory is PC100 or better and can keep up.

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April 29, 2004 3:51:48 AM

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geercon@alltel.net (David) wrote in message news:<d17560d2.0404251134.1faa9a2e@posting.google.com>...
> Is a Celeron 600 just too slow a chip to operate efficiently in
> today's Internet environment?
>
> I mean, if I see my chip occasionally maxing out at 100% usage trying
> to download a page from the Internet from time to time, or that I have
> enough RAM but the chip is again at 100% trying to run IE 6 and
> Outlook Express 6 at the same time with other (small) maintenance and
> security progs running in the system tray, is it the chip's fault?
>
> John

My 2nd computer is a 600@675 Celeron with 320 MB of RAM on a BX
motherboard. It has fast internet connection (~1Mbit late at night)
and runs windows XP professional with 3 or 4 programs loaded in the
system tray. I also use a recent version of Slackware linux on this
system (dual boot). The systems is not super fast but is perfectly
usable.

If your system is well balanced you shall not have any problems. But
you may need to tune it a little.
!