I recently formated my machine as i had to replace a couple of hard drives to bigger capacity ones.
Everything currently runs fine but i am having some issues with surfing the net.
I have performed various speed tests using speedtest,net and my average download speed is 7.2mb and average upload is 2.3mb my ping is 20ms.
I installed IE8 on my machine after format, installed all Windows updates etc. But i have an issue with browsing, for example, say for example i am surfing on computing.net and click on 'Windows XP' forum, the green progress bar will show with one bar coloured, this will then sit for around 40 seconds and then move to the next bar and so on. i have to litrally hit refresh about 6 times and then immediately the page will load. one then again when navigating through the site it will do the same.
This happens with all sites not just CNET.
i have exhausted the obvious things like checking for spyware, trojans etc, i have the following installed on my machine.
I have run all these programs and they find nothing on my machine. I have also checked my startup items and have reduced them down to only a few things.
my computer is connect directly into my wireless thompson router with an ethernet cable and i have replaced the cable to see if that was the problem.
It wasnt much of an issue before as i thought i could resolve it, but now i am very confused and its frustrating me that i have to refresh the page many times, especially when im buying things online and the payment screen freezes i have to hit refresh which has caused two or three payments to be made...
Just so you know i have also tried to use Oprah 10 but this was also the same. i have checked my router settings and firewall settings, but i am not and expert so if someone could suggest or offer me some guidance i would appreciate it so much.