1.    01 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)

    My laptop loads some internet pages really slowly

    I've been having this issue for a long time (not sure how long), some internet pages that require the browser to load resources/images/whatever are laggy as all hell. Sometimes they load fine, but other times it takes forever to load thumbnails of videos on Youtube or images on Google Images.

    I clean my cache and registry, using CCleaner, fairly often so it's not a clutter issue. I scan my computer fairly often too, using Malwarebytes and Windows Defender, and never found a threat so it's not a virus/malware issue. I have no internet toolbars, speed enhancing apps or any other programs of the kind. I also have my drivers up to date

    I'm starting to think that it's just the Intel Dual Band AC 7260 being a pain in the ass, but maybe you guys can give me some pointers on what may be.

    Thank you for your time.
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    If you use Ccleaner to clear temp internet files, then each time you go to a webpage, it has to re-download all the stuff you already erased (not recommended unless needed*). So there is one point of slowdown.
    *Note: this is usually only "needed" if you have removed malware or are looking to fix an internet explorer issue. There is no need to remove temp internet files constantly. It doesn't benefit you any.

    Another might be updates. Make sure the browser is updated, and Windows, and all your drivers. Do NOT get drivers through Windows Update, only from the manufacturer of your computer. Too many times has Windows failed in that department.

    Another might be the speed of your computer. See this: Optimize Performance of Windows 8 - (Works w/ 10)
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  3.    01 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,944
    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Try Ghostery, it blocks tracking, which causes some dragging, it sure speeded up my browsing noticeably.
    Also look for a faster DNS server in your location, use this to test it: https://code.google.com/p/namebench
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  4.    04 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
    Thread Starter

    Wow, it seems that bad ISP DNS servers were really the issue. So far I haven't noticed any problem I had previous of switching to Google public DNS!

    Thank you for the help, guys!
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