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    wickedbusa
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    Does processor speed affect internet browsing?
    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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    wickedbusa
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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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    wickedbusa
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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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    TylerMoney
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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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    nicholas
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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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    joe_joe133
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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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