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Dell Dimension 4600----Online the pages take a long time to load. Not all the graphics load sometimes, so the page freezes.The graphics from installed programs or My Pictures show no signs of any problems.

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  • jhammer1541 Oct 08, 2010

    No clutter on it. New HD


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This is usually a network problem. How are you connecting to the net - wired or wireless, dial-up? Do you share the connection with several computers (router)? If you have a router, try rebooting it and check if there is new firmware available for it. Try disconnecting from the router and connecting directly to the modem (cable or DSL). Does this change the load time? Please note that cable bandwidth is shared by all of the users on the node. If your router keeps a log, check if you have been having someone trying to lock up your network (denial of service, for example).

Another thing to check is the computer's network driver and connection itself. Check if the cable is good by swapping it with a new one (ethernet RJ-45 for wired). Use one of the network speed tests,, with both the direct connection and through your router. Check the Device Manager (Control Panel, Hardware, Device Manager) or Dell's web site for updated drivers.

You may need a new router or to use a wired connection if you are using a wireless network. (Wireless connections can get intermittent disconnections or need reboots due to interference from other wireless devices.) Alternatively, if none of the other computers in your network are experiencing a slow-down when you do a speed test, the network connection on the motherboard may be failing. A PCI (card slot inside the desktop) or USB ethernet adapter will replace that function. These are available at most computer parts stores.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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1. check the capacity of the hard drive
a. go to "my computer/or in the case of Windows 7 "computer under the Windows
b. highlight the drive then right click to see the drive capacity unused space will be in the
pink area,
c. clear your browser temp folder, history, and cookies
d. remove unwanted programs from the startup menu>> For Windows 7
1. click the Windows Orb then to >> all programs >>>select "start up folder" right click on
the program you want not to be in the start and delete it.
The same procedure for Windows XP except it will be under the "start button"

2. Remove any items that you don't use in the task bar
3. uninstall any programs and or documents that you don't use
4. update you anti-virus software

  • 5. defrag your hard drive >>>check help guide located under the Orb in Windows 7 and type in "defragmentation

visit here to see the video and the instruction

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  • jhammer1541 Oct 08, 2010

    Dell Dimension 4600 Graphics? problem----Not wireless, although we do have a wireless network. Replaced the router today (coincidently) with no change. Two laptops on the network have no problems

  • Harleen Nash Oct 08, 2010

    this could be due to the power supply trying to push a large hard drive.
    If your drive is 500GB to 1 TB you will need sufficient power to supply the new drive.
    check to see if you have 450Watts to 500 Watts of power to the mother board from your power supply.

  • jhammer1541 Oct 08, 2010

    The new HD is only 160GB

  • Harleen Nash Oct 08, 2010

    I would check with the ISP and have them do a line check it may not be the PC but the connection to the premise. I have found where the drop or line to the house has a fault and that cable has been compromised by either water, animails or just faulty wiring and the Internet Serivce Provider has to change the cable.

  • jhammer1541 Oct 09, 2010

    Two wireless laptops


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In any case the network controllers used on Dell System Boards are Intel and Broadcom.

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