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Old 14th October, 2002, 04:44 PM
SimonGhent SimonGhent is offline
Join Date: August 2002
Location: Long Eaton, Derbyshire, UK
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Weird one...

Hi folks.

I recently put together a PC for my brother with some bits I got off eBay - a 1200 Duron proc on a Compaq MoBo with built in graphics and sound running Windows ME. He pretty much uses it for surfing and a bit of word processing

It generally works fine, but some things work really slowly - for instance Spider Solitaire was painfully slow when dealing the cards - it too perhaps 30 seconds. Then one day it was running at normal speed. The only difference was that he had Internet Explorer open at the same time, logged on to the BBC CeeBeebies website (

Now, if he has his browser open, on this web site the PC runs fine, if IE's not open, or on a different site some things run like a dog - why???

Any ideas I'd love to hear them.

thanks folks
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