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Is this a CPU intensive or GPU intensive operation?
I need some feedback to study the differences in behaviour when I scroll through picture heavy threads on my computers.

Problem here: My bedroom rig exhibits low FPS when I scroll through pictures in a forum. Has that got to do with my CPU being inadequate, or the fact that ATi drops the clocks real low in 2D mode?

Then again, variables are that one rig is running Windows XP, one is running Vista, and the other two run Windows 7.

Does the OS also play a part in this?
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Bit of everything really,my friend has no graphics card and uses his onboard,scrolling quickly down a webpage is a complete no no!

Then again i suppose a slow net connection would help contribute towards this aswell,i think it could be caused by a few things really,slow cpu,slow gpu......dont think 2d clocks would cause that.
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I know a PD isn't the best CPU out there, but yeah, this is a casual gaming, random TF2 and internet surfing PC.
For serious TF2-ing I have my sig rig.

I don't think it's got to do with the connection.
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I had a pentium d last year,the 820 and i had no problems like that,was not too bad for an old cpu,what about the gpu in your bedroom rig?

Thinking about it now it cant be your net connection otherwise you would get it on both rigs.
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post #5 of 7
make sure your video card driver is properly installed.

the new ie and opera lag ALOT when scrolling.

i use mozilla it works alot better for me and i have no lag except on myspace or some crap like that when they have a gazillion flash objects. not firefox problem.


also get an adblocker, ads and other crap stuff in webpages will make its run slow or slower then it should.

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Volvo, here's a thought. You can try installing one/more of the following on both rigs:

1) GPU-Z
2) RivaTuner
3) AMD Catalyst, Overdrive tab.

and log your GPU usage. That should answer your question 100%.

Also from my experience I would AVOID bloated browsers. Google Chrome works fine for me.
post #7 of 7
Sounds to me like a slow net connection, and limited memory problem to me.
Remember it has to load all that junk people spatter web pages with. A slow or full HDD will also contribute to this, as that's where that junk gets cached.
Move your swap file to the other hard drive, make sure that memory is running in dual channel mode correctly, and running with the tight timings Intels love over clocks.
Edited by allikat - 6/10/10 at 7:28am
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