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  • #16
    I didn't mean to imply there is something wrong with this site, just something different that one of those things mentioned is having trouble with. I will track down each suggestion, to the limit of my meager ability, and see what solves it.

    I tried IE7 and had trouble with it running slow, consuming memory, so removed it completely and reinstalled IE6 on advice of IT tekkie son.

    I have to be careful with Java and cannot use latest versions. The CSX mainframe will not work after I allow later Java versions and the mainframe is the way I keep track of things at work. I may have to divide functions between computers.

    I did just have an idea. Tomorrow I will rev up the old desktop and see if it experiences the same trouble. It is set up much the same as the laptop with some differences. IT tekkie son just got it back into the home net over Christmas visit.

    I use Trend Micro antivirus and internet security, update it at least weekly and scan every time I update. It does not show unusual CPU activity, just the browsers do, so I think your suggestions about browsers are the way I should lean.

    I do appreciate the help and it will be interesting to see if I can manage the fix.

    Thanks

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    • #17
      Originally posted by billduncan
      This website pegs my CPU also. Guess that makes two of us.
      Well, follow along and if I come across something, I'll let you know and you can try it.

      I am wondering if one of the settings for Java required by the CSX Mainframe is interfering with other more modern applications.oh:

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      • #18
        If you are using old browsers, that may be part of your problem. Old browsers often cannot handle or know how to use some of the latest web programming - ajax, java, etc.

        This website uses a bit of ajax and java. Your browser could be spinning it's wheels because it can't understand the newer programming.

        I am currently using someone else's laptop on their network with a cpu meter. It is running very normal - cpu running 10% to 28% usage with other programs running like Norton.

        You might try an defrag your hard drive. Depending on how often you use your computer, one should generally defrag once a week. A highly fragmented hard drive will always increase cpu usage and disk seek time.

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        • #19
          My CPU usage rate varies between 64% and 88% after a page has completely loaded here. Of course, it briefly maxes out at 100% when loading new pages, but that is to be expected.

          My CPU usage is lower for many other sites--even a certain site that is heavily scripted. However, Yard Limit's pages load smoothly and promptly, and I wouldn't have noticed the higher usage rate if I hadn't checked.

          It's great to see that you keep the site debugged, Zeb. Thanks for your work!

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          • #20
            Hmmm, makes me wonder! it seems to me that if i don't log out, cookies is not disabled! i wonder if this site has it set up so that it tracks everywhere we are going!! kinda like a nielson television ratings, what are we watching, that bullshit!!! Hmmmmm............
            build prisons,not schools!

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            • #21
              muddy axles, all i have to say is that you are paranoid, brother!!! take it easy and relax a little. CPU usage aside, this website has NOT caused my computer to have problems what so ever! I think you need to stay off the GAY PORN brother. just because its free doesn't mean its safe!!!!!
              build prisons,not schools!

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              • #22
                Written on Word and pasted in to save time

                The only goal I have now is getting my computer back. The longer I have been here, the more I have looked around, and the more I have read, the more I want to participate. There are many general topics I have not been able to even look at due to lack of time to do so. The last several sessions have locked my computer completely and I had to use task manager to close IE or Firefox, whichever I was using.

                If I can get to the page and paste in what I need to post and send it off within, say, 3 to 4 minutes, I’m ok that session. After 3-4 mins. It just bogs down to a stop.

                I wiped Firefox and all related files off hard drive and reloaded it. I Upgraded to IE7. I defragged, I re-set all update monitors to do so (had a problem some time ago with an automatic update that rendered computer useless as long as it was set on “Do not update”…forget what it was related to.

                I have run CCleaner countless times. This is getting so bad, I don’t have time to find the page where Zeb gave me a list of what to try. Also, I’d like to ask some questions.

                Anyone (Zeb?) wishing to help, would you please e-mail me direct at MuddyAxles at outdrs.net?

                The standard reply I get from the tekkie son is “If that’s the only site that bothers your laptop, don’t go to that site anymore.” Also, any amount of my saying “This guy said this, that magazine said that, a radio show said something else, a website says to….” undoubtedly will elicit a response such as, “Dad, how many of these guys are going to straighten out your computer when they get it all f’ed up?”

                One thing I have found is that there are many computer experts out there, seldom do they agree on a particular fix to a described problem, and never do they respect the credentials or experience of another tekkie. Just the experience I have had, not only with family members, but others I have had dealings with.


                Dave


                OK, when I came back on to post this I used the new Firefox rather than IE7 and now I am noticing a cool, calm 6% - 13% CPU useage. I'll stay on a while and see if it changes. I can actually see the cursor line blink now, rather than a flash and flicker like a cold fluorescent light bulb.


                Nope, went right to 100% and has stayed there for 10+ minutes...but at least there is enough excess to be able to do something...not locked up like IE7.

                Still need help.........

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                • #23
                  hey muddy, you know that the word gay also means happy. i think you took it out of context. take it easy, maybe one of your sons will get 'pregnant' and have a baby one day!
                  build prisons,not schools!

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                  • #24
                    and before you get carried away with that coment let me explain! when a man impregnates a woman, they (together ) are pregnant, copice paisan?
                    build prisons,not schools!

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                    • #25
                      Muddy, on firefox I recommend noscript and adblock add-ons for security but also to stop websites from loading a lot of active stuff that plugs up your beast until it finishes chewing thru it. For instance I have scripts partially allowed 1/2 for yardlimits but not for google. There are flash blocking addons too. I also went into the performance settings on my Vista desktop computer [control panel>system>advanced system settings>advanced tab] and selected the performance radio button, then the visual effects tab. There are 4 options, and I set it for best performance. That also shuts down the Vista Aero effects which is no great loss for me. This setting depends on personal preference of course, but I'm an old '98 boy and all that fancy dancing visual crap don't impress me much. Does pick up the beast quite nicely when I do that tho. Also I recommend startup monitor to stop anything going into your startup areas without your control. For instance, installing Realplayer, Quicktime Winamp or Java. With these programs you get updaters, usage reporters, and autoconnecting content browsers and other active stuff. Startup monitor presents you with a dialog that reports that such a program is trying to register to start with windows and do you want to allow this change? Then you choose whether that starts with windows or not. In the case of the above, mostly no. In the case of an antivirus component, yes. Also can catch a trojan trying a stealth install, although it is not an antivirus per se. http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/tec...ds-2008-a.html

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                      • #26
                        Here's what I have so far

                        If I block scripts on FireFox, CPU useage is minimal. As soon as I allow scripts, as I would have to do to use the fonts and colors, CPU useage pegs again. IE7 still the same, no good, can scripts be blocked and how? I looked but couldn't find it. I don't even understand exactly what is going on by blocking scripts, but it is working. When I find something that doesn't work, I'll allow scripts and then block them again. Seems to be a lot of trouble, hoping for a permanent "fix".

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by MuddyAxles
                          If I block scripts on FireFox, CPU useage is minimal. As soon as I allow scripts, as I would have to do to use the fonts and colors, CPU useage pegs again. IE7 still the same, no good, can scripts be blocked and how? I looked but couldn't find it. I don't even understand exactly what is going on by blocking scripts, but it is working. When I find something that doesn't work, I'll allow scripts and then block them again. Seems to be a lot of trouble, hoping for a permanent "fix".
                          Go to the firefox site and look for the add-on NoScript. You can allow one script at a time until you get the functionality you need. Firefox web browser | One Size Doesn?t Fit All | Mozilla Europe , https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ , https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by MuddyAxles
                            If I block scripts on FireFox, CPU useage is minimal. As soon as I allow scripts, as I would have to do to use the fonts and colors, CPU useage pegs again. IE7 still the same, no good, can scripts be blocked and how? I looked but couldn't find it. I don't even understand exactly what is going on by blocking scripts, but it is working. When I find something that doesn't work, I'll allow scripts and then block them again. Seems to be a lot of trouble, hoping for a permanent "fix".
                            Same with me. I blocked scripts from Yard Limits, and my CPU usage is now between 5% and 11%. I always keep Google scripts blocked.

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                            • #29
                              We do run a lot of add-ons on the forum. One of them may be conflicting with something running on your computer. Not that what your computer is running is bad, just may be a conflict.

                              If the problem keeps up, just block scripts from this site so it won't conflict with whats running on your computer.

                              We do run a few image resizing scripts within the forum. Just a guess, but one of them may be conflicting with something you have running. Try tinkering with the settings on your member control panel here on the forum. You can change many of the forum settings (image display included) to suit your viewing needs.

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                              • #30
                                I'm on the old desktop now

                                And even though it has a slower processor, less RAM , all that, it is handling YL just fine. There has to be some setting in that laptop that is wrong. This old computer ids idle at 11-12% and doesn't even spike 100% when loading a new page.

                                I've tried to keep everything as identical on each computer as possible so they will behave the same. I didn't do anything with scripts...nothing, I haven't even done a security scan, and this computer sometimes slows down when it thinks you should be doing a scan first.

                                I'll bring lappie toppie up beside the old stand-by and compare all the little check marks.

                                Thanks for all the help.

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