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Collin2012

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This recently started happening to me and now I am kind of irritated to the point of coming here. Every time I click on a browser it can take anywhere from 5-30 seconds or more to open now.

Before you ask my computer is a gaming rig and has WELL beyond any normal hardware. When I click the browser icons on the task bar they light up like they normally do when they open. But after a few seconds they slowly fade away like they were closed.

But then after a sporadic number of seconds they open. No other program on my PC does. My PC boots pretty damn fast and everything else opens smooth as butter.

I defrag and optimize it once a week and I clean it daily.

*Video Version*

[video=youtube;ZiUE2KsMWKw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiUE2KsMWKw&feature=youtu.be[/video]

Forgive how crappy this video is.

1) I have no idea why the resolution is so bad.
2) Not sure why there is a censor bar the first few seconds
3) Good enough to showcase my issue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

CountMike

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VIP Member
Guru
What start page it's set to ? It might take some time to download it.
Try this :
in the address bar write "about:blank"
Close other tabs
Go to Tools / Internet Options and set "Use Current" as start page.
See if it opens faster.
This is for IE. Which other browsers do you use ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

Collin2012

Member
My main browser is chrome. I have them all set to google. It shouldn't be a matter of speed but if it is, it surely isn't my computer because it's so fast. It has to be something with the browsers.

I like having my browsers set to google. IMO setting to about:blank is irritating.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

CountMike

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VIP Member
Guru
Mine too are set to Google and with not too fast internet (12/3 ) FF opens in one second flat. IE 2 sec and so does Chrome. Do you have an AV other than Defender. In the past Avast set to aggressive checking of internet used to slow down new pages loading but by no more than 5 - 6 seconds. I suggested about:blank just for testing purpose to take internet and AV out of equation. Setting PROXY can also change timings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

Collin2012

Member
I am using AVG 2014
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

CountMike

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
So check in it's controls if there is something like "Web Shield" and/or Addons in the browsers, something is holding up connection 'till it checks contents.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
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