Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: PIII & W7 Pro - Browsing speed

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
PIII & W7 Pro - Browsing speed

Hi guys,

I formatted my old PIII and installed Windows 7 Pro.

Here below my configuration:

AOPEN AX34, P3 1.0 GHz, 1,5GB RAM, WD 120 GB, Pioneer DVR-116D, Plextor PX-716A, HIS 9600 256Mb, Canon i865, Windows 7 PRO

Now, this PC is only meant to run 2 programs and some browsing.
The programs are not a problem they are running well, browsing it is.
Essentially, with IE 9.0 it does not move, it takes ages to load pages.
With Chrome is much better but still unacceptable for ordinary browsing.

Is there any tweak I can do to improve the browsing experience?

Also, is there a way in the registry to change (temporarily) the RAM parameter and let an application I want to install to believe I have 2GB instead of 1.5GB ?
Otherwise, that application will not install as they require 2GB min. RAM.

Thank you!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Nov 2012   #2

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I do not think you can change the RAM amount in the registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Sounds like your weak processor is the problem.

Establish a Clean boot, use the lightweight A/V and check the other resources in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

I would also edit the Visual Effects and other steps to Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 PIII & W7 Pro - Browsing speed

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: PIII & W7 Pro - Browsing speed
Thread Forum
My web browsing speed too slow. Browsers & Mail
Updrade to WIN 7 Professional 64-bit, slower browsing speed Network & Sharing
Bitdefender slow down my internet browsing speed. Browsers & Mail
slow browsing but high download speed !!!! Network & Sharing
Browsing Speed Browsers & Mail
Google Public DNS Aims to Speed Up Your Browsing Network & Sharing
VERY Slow internet browsing speed. Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33