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New computer running slow

I just recently bought a new Dell computer, I'm still using dial up. But the old computer ran faster than the new computer. Could it be my modem?

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If you are using dial up, you shud not have a modem.. modem is just for DSL connection
if you have a modem probably you are using a DSL connection

DEFINITION:
dial up - connection using a phone line with internet connection; cannot use fone while on internet

DSL/modem- connection using a modem plugged in with computer and fone line; able to use fone even when on internet.

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