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Old 08-23-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Online course isn't working. I just had 1 GB installed today in addition to the 1/2 GB, the online course still runs unbelievably slow and practically doesn't work at all. Very concerned about what I need to do. Any ideas of what I should do? My PC is about 3 years old......should I get another 1 GB installed or take the newly installed out and get refund. Internet connection is pretty fast, no issues there, warcraft 3 runs pretty fast no issues, youtube no issues, no issues prior to the addition of the 1GB; however, online course still doesn't work either way.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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By "Online Course" do you mean that you are going to the School website, logging in and opening pages to do the coursework?

If so it may not be your computer at all, it may be their servers are so overloaded that they are running painfully slow.

If that is the case try logging in at off-peak times like VERY early in the morning or the middle of the night and see if the performance improves.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Yes I am going to their website, logging in, etc.

I will try the off-peak times.....like the middle of the night.

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By "Online Course" do you mean that you are going to the School website, logging in and opening pages to do the coursework?

If so it may not be your computer at all, it may be their servers are so overloaded that they are running painfully slow.

If that is the case try logging in at off-peak times like VERY early in the morning or the middle of the night and see if the performance improves.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Yes I am going to their website, logging in, etc.

I will try the off-peak times.....like the middle of the night.
I'm sorry... it sucks I know! When too many people are trying to log-in and do the work at the same time it just gets crazy. You might as well go make a sandwich in between pages. Just experiment and try to find a time that isn't so busy.

And I would keep the extra gig of ram anyway...at least your WOW will run better. I'm running a gig now and I need MORE ...my RPGs still tend to stutter once in awhile and my newest one won't work at all.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What kind of cleanup programs do you use? Also, defrag?
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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how do I go in and defrag? I defrag about 5 months or more ago....but forgot how to
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Try auslogics disk defrag. This is a lot faster than the defrag program that came with your computer. Then run CCleaner. It should run better after that. But also run a-squared Antimalware. Make sure your Microsoft security updates are downloading.

This should be a good start, for now. If you have problems, getting rid of anything, there are other programs -- not all of them work the same way nor do they all have the same protective abilities.

Also, you should have an anti-virus program and firewall.

Most of the above programs are pretty much intuitive in nature, but if you have any questions, shoot.

Last edited by Brian.Pearson; 08-23-2008 at 10:08 PM.. Reason: minor edit
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