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Does processor speed affect internet browsing?


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This might be a stupid question, but does processor speed affect the speed at which you browse at? For example, I have an iBook G4 800. If I stepped up to a 1.5 ghz Powerbook, would browsing the internet be substantially faster than with my iBook provided I am still on my breadband connection here at home? I notice that loading web pages sometimes takes forever and sometimes it is really fast. It usually doesn't matter if I am on wireless or ethernet. On my old 2.66 ghz Compaq laptop, I would be able to load web pages really quick.
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nope processor speed would not change that....What you might be experiencing is just a slowdown of the connection because of too many people in your area on at the same time

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Right, and as the interenet connection is the speed limiting factor, sometimes the actual site is being hit enough to slow a bit
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I just notice that if I am plugged into my router via ethernet and click the same webpage on my desktop at the same time, my dektop always pulls up the page a lot quicker.
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I think I solved my problem. I'm using Camino as my browser now and the web pages load up quick!
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empty out your preferences and cookies/cacke for safari..and it should speed up.
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Emptying the chache slows everything down... the cache is what makes Safari so fast.
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Maybe he meant emptying the history.
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Well all - - history cache cookies should be deleted on a regular basis
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I have a 1.4GHz, 512MB ram, 80gb hdd, gf3 64mb gfx, and i have had no problems normally if its slow its the website like ebay cause so many people are on it i used an old 100mhz with 24mb ram and a 850mb hdd, 1mb gfx and it could download files at max 120kb/sec but loading websites was like 56k cause the hdd was so slow and ram was always maxed both pcs use windows but that doen't make any difference.
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nop it has nothing 2 do with the internet browsing speed !!
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Look at the date this thread was started guys...
I think the issue has been sorted
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Download firefox and then do this, realy does work for the internet:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1299854/posts

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