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March 12, 2012 3:17:13 AM

I usually keep 20 to 50 web pages (tabs) open, using 2 or 3 instances on iexplore. task manager shows pc is using about 400mb for each instance. total memory use is about 60% of the 6gb installed. It seems to be slowing pc performance.

Computer is Intel I7-2600 cpu 6gb ram, AMD Radeon HD 6570 (1gb).

What vid card is good for this kind of need?
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March 12, 2012 3:29:35 AM

your cpu need to have all tose procees work at the same time so that why it is slowing down check how many process work when you do this and what cpu usage you got
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March 12, 2012 3:33:04 AM

It's not your pc, I think it's an IE issue. Try a different browser.
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March 12, 2012 3:43:19 AM

uh why do u need 20-50 tabs open? not trying to be a a-hole
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March 12, 2012 3:56:06 AM

Less porn = more productivity.
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March 13, 2012 12:08:03 AM

2587351,1,1149933 said:
I usually keep 20 to 50 web pages (tabs) open, using 2 or 3 instances on iexplore. task manager shows pc is using about 400mb for each instance. total memory use is about 60% of the 6gb installed. It seems to be slowing pc performance. Computer is Intel I7-2600 cpu 6gb ram, AMD Radeon HD 6570 (1gb).


Memory usage is only at 60%.. so not sure if computer memory is the issue. Will double check cpu % but.... its a new I7-2600.. which is a strong chip...

1. should i be increasing computer memory or Vid card memory?
2. the onboard radeon 6570 isnt a complete dog... might that be part of the problem or no?
3. What would be a strong replacement card for around $100.00?

Thx!!
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March 13, 2012 12:10:26 AM

k1114 said:
It's not your pc, I think it's an IE issue. Try a different browser.



Ya, firefox and chrome at top of list, but tests show recent browsers to be pretty equal in speeds.
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March 13, 2012 2:44:05 AM

how about a hd 7750 it's low in price, but i do suggest an increase in ram

when I'm doing my work on my pc + lots of stuff open, firefox or google chrome, and lots of editing and cad with over 200 layers and other stuff then rendering left and right, you will see huge usage lol but anyways in your case, i doubt it's the CPU but if upgrading the ram doesn't fix this i suggest doing a pc clean up like defragment or using ccleaner or maybe you got a virus in your pc, is your anti virus updated? if it is then disregard that part of my post, if not then you need to update it and if it is do a full scan, if nothings shows up then it's a mystery my sisters pc opening lots of tabs around 35-40 doesn't slow down as much with 8gb ram, using i7 2600k @ stock clock whenever she's doing lots of research so there might be some problems with your system or maybe your anti virus is slowing down your pc which happened to my older pc on certain anti virus titles and if not try using google chrome or fire fox
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March 13, 2012 3:55:26 AM

I say it's not your pc because my old c2d with 4gb ram and x1550 never slows with 30+ tabs. I know the browser grand prix shows them similar but for me ie is much slower. Is there a reason you won't try another browser?
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March 13, 2012 4:04:40 AM

k1114 said:
I say it's not your pc because my old c2d with 4gb ram and x1550 never slows with 30+ tabs. I know the browser grand prix shows them similar but for me ie is much slower. Is there a reason you won't try another browser?



Company owners like what they like... my job is to make sure it performs. but given that recent tests show browsers to be pretty similar in speed, with Firefox and Chrome at top of list, havnt been giving the browser issue a lot of weight. but thanks for the input
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March 13, 2012 11:09:57 AM

Browsers have limited cache sizes, so they max out that and switch to using hard drive for memory, which is damn slow.
Mozilla uses 5MB ram cache, and 512 MB HDD cache(dont mistake this with memory usage, different things) by default.
It is possible the only thing that slows down is the browser itself, not the whole computer.
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March 23, 2012 4:38:30 AM

Best answer selected by Eric2012.
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