Computer gets S-L-O-W

Last Update: November 25, 2013
Is anyone else having this problem?

If I stay on any of WA's auto-update discussion type pages, or on FB for that matter, the active discussion after a while bogs down my computer so I can't participate, can't quit, can't do any thing except 'dropkick' it and start over!

I've tried three different browsers and both desktop/laptop machines, to no avail.

Has anybody else experienced this? Maybe the HD needs more coffee? lol
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jespinola Premium
Did you clean cookies and cache?!
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Capn ERyc Premium
Yes, but I'm pretty much convinced it's caused by the center column and chat column on the dashboard, as well as FB when I'm connected, that is causing the slowdown. If I don't leave them open (in a tab) while I'm elsewhere I don't have the problem.
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jespinola Premium
Then reset the browser.
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Poetman Premium
Today, no...but I have had in the past. Try emptying your cache. That sometimes help, as well as clearing your browser history. And too, there is the age of computer. Mine is a 2006 Macbook, so ancient by today's standards, and can't go higher than Snow Leopard OS X10. I don't mine too much-being full of patience (I'll just work on something else till the slow spot unsticks) but it drives my daughter batty :p
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Capn ERyc Premium
Thanx, but tried all that - even ran my AV scrubber program but still slows down! I've got a fairly recent 'puter with a quad processor so its normally pretty fast - I have about as much patience as would fit in a thimble so I drop kick the machine and start over.
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Poetman Premium
At this point then, I'd be tempted to take it the local Geek Squad or equivalent store where it can get a thorough cleaning. Mine needs one-it's hot underneath, but shouldn't be-but the idea of not having it available is~well, I'll put it off alap (as long as possible)
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Jennifer12 Premium
Yea, I'm having this problem too. I had to restart Google Chrome and wait 5 minutes..who knows.
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Capn ERyc Premium
Thanx for the response, Jennifer. I'm thinking this problem is caused by the constant updates on the pages I like to leave it on - but my desktop 'puter has a quad processor and is usually very fast so I'm fishing for a cure somewhere.
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