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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 W7 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, W7 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!

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17 Nov 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

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.
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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.
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