need help with IE 8 issue

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April 30, 2009 at 10:46:52
Specs: XP pro & Vista home, 512
This issue deals with internet explorer 8 on my XPpro pc.

I have noticed that many people are having issues with IE 8. My issue deals with a slow load from my internet icon (desktop,or from start button). It takes 30 seconds, or more to load the internet, but when it loads it works just fine when browsing from site to site. It just loads slow when I start it up. Any ideas... since I already removed IE 8 once and downloaded it again with the same issue occuring?

I also noticed that a few (not many) other programs are a little slower to open such as device manager. Could it be a related issue?

Thanks in advance,
JCS618


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#1
April 30, 2009 at 11:04:40
I had the same exact problem to the letter. I removed IE8 and went back to 7. But now I find that Firefox is a little nicer.

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#2
April 30, 2009 at 11:12:35
I'm the opposite of Rayburn (and hardly the only one) - I have not noticed - nor is there - any performance issues with IE8 running on all machines I serviced - both XP & Vista.

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#3
April 30, 2009 at 11:24:52
512MB isn't a lot of RAM for XP...you could use more. Unless I'm mistaken, I believe Rayburn is running even less than 512MB.

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#4
April 30, 2009 at 12:13:54
thanks for the replies, but it doesn't answer my question; besides... 512mb with XP should have nothing to do with how IE 8 opens, especially when I have 75% of hard drive space free.

if there was an issue with 512mb you would notice it when opening anything on the pc and just not the device manager while using IE 8.



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#5
April 30, 2009 at 13:39:28
"besides... 512mb with XP should have nothing to do with how IE 8 opens, especially when I have 75% of hard drive space free."

Hard drive space has nothing to do with it, memory does. IE8 is loaded into memory to run. If it is hogging all the memory then and you have no memory left, then it has to dump data from the RAM into the virtual memory file. That is where your bottleneck is.


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#6
April 30, 2009 at 13:46:14
"Hard drive space has nothing to do with it, memory does. IE8 is loaded into memory to run. If it is hogging all the memory then and you have no memory left, then it has to dump data from the RAM into the virtual memory file. That is where your bottleneck is."

What amount of memory do you suggest I use with IE8 then? The motherboard I am using is a K7SEM and here are the specs of my physical memory (info taken from PC Wizard):

Physical Memory : 512 MB

General Information :
A0 (RAS 1) : 512 (Single Bank)
A1 : Empty
A2 : Empty

Memory Controller Information :
Memory Controller : SDRAM
Number of connectors : 3
Max. Module Size : 512 MB
Max. Memory Size : 1536 MB
Supported Speed : 70ns, 60ns
Supported Voltages : 3.3v
Error Detection Method : 8-bit Parity
Error Correction Capability : None
Current/Supported Interleave : 1-way/1-way


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#7
April 30, 2009 at 14:09:49
Running the disk defragmenter may provide marginal improvement, though don't expect much.

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#8
April 30, 2009 at 14:17:26
Well I just recently upgraded to 2 gigs since I run alot of memory intensive apps. But that doesn't mean that I've changed my views on running XP with 256MB of RAM. :D Besides, IE8 is the same way.

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#9
April 30, 2009 at 14:28:19
Rayburn,
I notice that my max is: 1536MB
... if I put in another 512MB that should run IE8 without any issues shouldn't it? that would take me up to 1024MB, but do I need to worry about heat issues then with that amount?

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#10
April 30, 2009 at 15:14:57
RAM isn't going to cause a heat issue.

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#11
April 30, 2009 at 17:36:39
I dumped IE8 many times on PC's because of the slowness in opening performance and NO, Firefox is NOT faster than IE7, in fact it is much slower opening.
IMHO I would say, just unload IE8 till they have their bugs sorted out.

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#12
April 30, 2009 at 18:59:23
"Firefox is NOT faster than IE7, in fact it is much slower opening."

That's certainly the truth, IE7 comes up in a flash, even on 256MB of RAM while Firefox takes forever on the first load.

"I notice that my max is: 1536MB
... if I put in another 512MB that should run IE8 without any issues shouldn't it? that would take me up to 1024MB...."

Well, you should be able to run IE8 fine with 512MB, even 256MB. M$ will tell you this on their website.

"...but do I need to worry about heat issues then with that amount?"

I didn't know that you were having heat issues. Mind detailing that a little?

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#13
May 1, 2009 at 04:06:43
To the op, are you using Spybot S & D or Spyware Blaster with immunization? Either way, try starting IE8 without addons to troubleshoot it and see if it loads quicker

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#14
May 1, 2009 at 07:41:56
I don't know about the OP, but running it without addons didn't change anything for me.

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#15
May 1, 2009 at 12:28:55
Just to clear up what I was saying about heat issues...
I have noticed that some memory chips come with heat shields (don't know the size, or the manufacturer) and I do know that you can purchase the heat shields seperately from the sticks to add on.

As far as IE8... I am planning to get another 512mb of memory to add to the other 512mb that I already have to give me 1gb. Either way... if IE8 works, or doesn't with 1gb the extra memory will be nice to have on my system.

The issue with addons has nothing to do with the opening, or performance of IE8. Everything that I read clearly states that it takes more memory to use it than any other previous IE.

Thanks for your responses... case closed.


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#16
May 1, 2009 at 13:39:11
I had similar issues with IE8. After disabling Restricted Sites protection in Spywareblaster the slow start problems were fixed. I heard of similar cases with Spybot.

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#17
May 1, 2009 at 14:28:11
"The issue with addons has nothing to do with the opening, or performance of IE8."

Yea, good luck with that.

More memory is not going to help the load time of IE8 or Device Manager.


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#18
May 1, 2009 at 14:52:45
Memory that comes with heat speaders is intended to be overclocked.

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#19
May 2, 2009 at 13:08:48
"Yea, good luck with that.
More memory is not going to help the load time of IE8 or Device Manager."

GregS please feel free to explain your comment. Do you have any details of your findings to back that up?



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