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User Info: Xa3r0x

Xa3r0x
3 weeks ago#1
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It's just been slowing down recently. Web pages scroll and load extremely slow. Major lag between opening GIFs or links. It's been getting more noticable lately and I can't figure out why.

I only notice it in web browsers. Games play fine, haven't had much issues except the occasional frame skip. I tried clearing my browser history, cookies, cache and no luck. Used CCLeaner and still the same. What else can I do?
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User Info: LazyyAmerican

LazyyAmerican
3 weeks ago#2
Whenever I notice things like this...I immediately do a clean reinstall of windows. Infinitely less headache then using anti virus and whatever else to weed through files only for the problem to not even be virus related yet you're still stuck with a slower OS.
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User Info: ShinobiKaze

ShinobiKaze
3 weeks ago#3
Yeah do what Lazyy said. Clean install on windows is an easy fix. Windows 10 has an easy of clean install option now.

User Info: lightningbugx

lightningbugx
3 weeks ago#4
Go into all of your web browsers and reset all settings to default. Each browser has a single button to do this somewhere in their options.

Next, check connection settings in Internet Options to ensure proxy settings are not being used.
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User Info: Xa3r0x

Xa3r0x
3 weeks ago#6
ShinobiKaze posted...
Yeah do what Lazyy said. Clean install on windows is an easy fix. Windows 10 has an easy of clean install option now.


Do I still need the original windows CD? Because I can't find it. I had windows 8 originally then got the free upgrade. How do you do the clean install?
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 weeks ago#7
LazyyAmerican posted...
Whenever I notice things like this...I immediately do a clean reinstall of windows. Infinitely less headache then using anti virus and whatever else to weed through files only for the problem to not even be virus related yet you're still stuck with a slower OS.


To me an OS nuke and subsequent driver/software installs/migration is a LOT more of a hassle than running some diagnostics/CCleaner etc. (unless you happen to have an up-to-date OS image handy).
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