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IE8 sliders getting stuck

Last response: in Components
June 14, 2011 7:13:09 PM

My system: Pentium 4
2003 HP Pavillion A206X
CPU Intel Celeron 2.49 Ghz
Memory: 768 megs ram
HDD: 20 GB

Hello I am hoping someone here can answer a question.

After I load a website I can't seem to move the vertical slider
bar on the right too far without IE8 freezing up (sometimes
for over 15 seconds).
I just got this jalopy up and running on the internet 3 days
ago. It had only 256 megs of ram so I went over and
bought another half-gig and slapped it in- but I still have
the described performance problem.
Knowing that HDDs can slow down performance I watch
the LED as I try to move the slider and it doesn't seem to
be too awful busy doing anything. IE gets stuck even then.
Could this be caused by memory issues or does anyone
think it would help to buy an external HDD and move the
swap file over to that? Next week when I get paid I plan
to buy a matching 512mb memory wafer for it (right now
there is an old and a new one in it). It is all DDR2 whatever
that means.

It's very frustrating, especially when visiting sites with tons
of thumbnails (like Facebook).

TIA for any help or suggestions, you guys look like you
really know what you're talking about.

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June 14, 2011 7:58:17 PM

Use a faster browser, like Firefox or Chrome?
June 14, 2011 9:33:15 PM


Okay I downloaded Firefox and then went to the site that caused me the BIGGEST problems with the sliders... Facebook.

While the problem still exists, it is FAR more tolerable than IE (I was in there
with that a while ago and the sliders hung up for over a minute at a time!

Now, they still hang up but only for like a half second or so at a time.

Maybe the problem will totally disappear once I get the extra memory and
put in an external HDD for my swap file, but for now, looks like I owe you one. Thanks for the tip :D 
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June 14, 2011 9:59:55 PM

Thats typically a system of the page not being fully loaded yet or the system needing to swap the large page in and out of virtual memory.
Give the extra memory a try and let us know how it worked for you.
June 14, 2011 11:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by Gerpsnot.
June 14, 2011 11:05:54 PM

You betcha. I'm also getting that external hard drive for movies and I'll have Windows handle its swap file from there. One of those two things should really speed things up. Thanks :)