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plumber Tom

03:53PM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
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Hi all. My problem is when i visit ebays web site and try to browse items 4 sale, my computer takes 4 ever and is really slow. When i say slow, i mean slow. I have defragged done maintenance wizard and cleared cookies. is any 1 else having this problem? Maybe some of you computer guru's can tell me how to speed up this process. I'm running windows 2000 and am on a dial-up connection. Please note: It only happens when i go to ebay, other sites work fine. Thanks 4 the insight, Tom

tomh

04:53PM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
There is a lot of adware and spyware that can affect your connection in different ways in different sites. Try running Spybot Search and destroy. Free at this site: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Just for the heck of it, hit and take a look at whats running in the task manager. Spybot can help you learn what those programs are, and assist you in shutting down resource hogging spyware and applications you don't even know about.

I recently switched from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. Its only a 4.5 MB download from here:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

There are some other ideas, like how much memory do you have. You need at least 512 MB of RAM. Also, consider that dial up connections are inherently wimpy. I use a 1.5 mps T1 on the business line (business expense). I just ran a test and had 1626 kbps (1.6 MB/second). Heck, a DSL or cable connection might be a worthy investment for a moderator. I'm faster than the average spammer!

TomH

plumber Tom

07:44PM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Tom....Thanks, your knowledge continues to fascinate me and I especially liked the end of your reply, "I'm faster then the average spammer." I'm going to give those sites a try and will let you know the outcome. I buy and sell on ebay just like millions of others who look for a bargain. It's just very frustrating at times when it takes so darn long to look or search for an item. As you know plumbers use many specialty tools and I care to purchase the Rigid brand name. They are basically the "cadillac" of plumbing tools. I personally own over 6 models of pipe cutters alone. I think you are getting my drift here. As for the spamming and other problems associated with the boards, David is working on them as we speak (type) They really do a terrific job, but rarely get the recognition they deserve. I don't know if you read David's post @ posters who will be "tagged" registered or unregistered. I think that might alleviate some of the bogus postings on the fix-it For'em. I myself would be less inclined to give a reply to an unregistered poster. I believe you will agree with me on this. Tom thanks again and continue to do what you do best! Plumber Tom/Moderator/www.bobvila.com?BBS/Plumbing
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