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Windows Vista PC question

Many time when online (latest IE version) my computer will freeze and when I start the task mgr under processes it shows that ieexplorer is using a lot of memory...oftentimes over 300MB. I end the process and relooad IE and its fine for a while...its a laptop with 1G RAM. Thanks.
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I've heard hat vista machines need at least 2 gigs of ram, but I am sure One of the network admins in here can clarify if that's True or not.

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I've heard hat vista machines need at least 2 gigs of ram, but I am sure One of the network admins in here can clarify if that's True or not.
This is true. Vista needs at least 2GB. Have you looked for spyware/malware on the machine?
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Upgrading the RAM with only mask the real problem. It will help Vista's overall perfomance, though.

My suggestion is to uninstall IE8 or use a different browser such as Firefox if you can.

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No spyware that I am aware of...what program is everyone using to locate it?
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No spyware that I am aware of...what program is everyone using to locate it?
I use Spybot, Malware Bytes, and Ad Aware. They all catch things the others miss. I'm sure there are others out there to add to the list.

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I prefer using Google Chrome as opposed to Internet Explorer. Seems to take much less memory, and it also runs each tab in a easily selectable thread (making it very easy to see if one tab is taking a ton of memory).
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I use Spybot, Malware Bytes, and Ad Aware. They all catch things the others miss. I'm sure there are others out there to add to the list.
I run the same programs on all of my pc's/laptops.

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I have seen I.E. freeze alot with toolbars open.
Toolbars such as,
Yahoo
Google
Ask.com
ebay

Remove or close these, should help alot as well.

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Many time when online (latest IE version) my computer will freeze and when I start the task mgr under processes it shows that ieexplorer is using a lot of memory...oftentimes over 300MB. I end the process and relooad IE and its fine for a while...its a laptop with 1G RAM. Thanks.
I've seen the same thing a lot. It's usually attributed to IE8. I removed IE8 from my machine and used Firefox instead and the problem was fixed. I eventually went back to IE8 with all of the updates and it's running smoothly now for me. I seem to recall one of the updates MS put out actually made the problem worse. If you can live without IE8, then remove it and use FireFox or Chrome. If not, make sure you have all of the updates and I'll try to figure out which update it was that caused me to run so slow and I'll pass it on. Let me know.
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Thanks for the help.
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you need to upgrade your internet explorer's bios chip to 8.1. That will fix the problem.

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you need to upgrade your internet explorer's bios chip to 8.1. That will fix the problem.
How do I do this?
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K...I actually have IE7 and not IE8.
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I only use IE when I have too (certain websites, windowz update). You should try Firefox or Chrome..
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K...I actually have IE7 and not IE8.
You might also check your tab settings. I had issues about a year ago with IE7 locking up for a few minutes while trying to open a link in a new tab. I switched it to always open a new window and it has been fine ever since.

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Yup...mine opens in new windows already. I ran adaware and malwarebytes and nothing. I downloaded Chrome and will use it instead. There are some things I dont like about it compared to IE though.
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Yup...mine opens in new windows already. I ran adaware and malwarebytes and nothing. I downloaded Chrome and will use it instead. There are some things I dont like about it compared to IE though.
FWIW, I only use Fire Fox.
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Dave, FF and Opera will be your best alternatives for IE and FF has an add on for those few pages that require the IE rendering engine called IE Tab.





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Cool...thanks for the suggestions. Never heard of Opera. I downloaded Google Chrome but it isnt that great.
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