How much data per website visit?

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Submitted by moneymaker on December 10, 2014 - 2:05pm

Well within my limits for home and cell phone usage they are each capped, 250G and 4G respectively, I think. I am starting to notice my computer slowing down on loading websites and am wonering if it is all the ads/cookies/spyware on websites these days or do I just need to buy a new computer. TV seems to have incessant ads these days almost to the point where it is unbearable. Anyone heard of a tool/app that tells you know how much data is used per website visit? The simpler the tool the better just trying to figure out why it takes so long to load a web page these days, my internet speed is awsomely fast so I know it's not that.

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2014 - 2:06pm.

Some versions of Flash Player have memory leaks -- look in Task Manager for memory and CPU usage.

Submitted by moneymaker on December 10, 2014 - 2:17pm.

Resource monitor says my memory is working at about 50% but my hard drive seams to be running around 90%, hard drive light is on almost all the time, have kept it clean and defragmented, it's getting a little full with only about 15% left. Tried to add more with disk management but it would not allow me to increase, only shrink volume. My stupid HP recovery manager does not work so maybe i'll delete the recovery partition to get more space, or go buy a bigger hard drive.

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2014 - 2:23pm.

SSD! If you need more storage and don't want to use the cloud, you could always stick another conventional HD in the DVD bay and use an external DVD drive. There are kits to do this, depending on laptop.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on December 10, 2014 - 2:26pm.

What browser are you using? Some browsers have notorious problems if you don't occaisonally exit them completely or clear the cache.

Submitted by moneymaker on December 10, 2014 - 3:06pm.

I was using google Chrome because I heard it had the lowest overhead, then it quit working so I'm back to IE9 on Vista. I do have a newer laptop that had windows 7 on it when the video hardware crashed so I could put that in. Just found a bunch of video games my son installed on this laptop years ago, so I'm in the process of getting rid of them, if that doesn't do it I'll put that other/newer hard drive in (I like windows 7 better than vista anyway).
Computer is running much better now with 20% free space on disk, think I'll still swap out the hard drive to go back to windows 7, that way I can use a 32G thumb drive as a readyboost device to bring my memory access time down.

Submitted by carlsbadworker on December 10, 2014 - 3:39pm.

It is about 2MB now and expect to grow above 2MB next year. But seriously, volume limit is predominantly impacted by video, as a Netflix movie can cost you 3GB (HD) to 7GB (Ultra HD) per hour.

By the way, most computers will have noticeable improvement if you just replace the hard-drive with SSD. You can extend the computer life that way instead of buying an entire new computer.

Submitted by all on December 10, 2014 - 3:49pm.

moneymaker wrote:
I was using google Chrome because I heard it had the lowest overhead, then it quit working so I'm back to IE9 on Vista. I do have a newer laptop that had windows 7 on it when the video hardware crashed so I could put that in. Just found a bunch of video games my son installed on this laptop years ago, so I'm in the process of getting rid of them, if that doesn't do it I'll put that other/newer hard drive in (I like windows 7 better than vista anyway).
Computer is running much better now with 20% free space on disk, think I'll still swap out the hard drive to go back to windows 7, that way I can use a 32G thumb drive as a readyboost device to bring my memory access time down.

15% free space might be low depending on the amount of RAM and the size of the disk.
Windows Vista is not good. Letting kids install games is worse.
Win7 is not likely to work when you swap the HDD for your Windows Vista HDD - you need device drivers and the license is tied to your original hardware.
You can try debugging using IE developer tools (press F12) or 3rd party tool like Fiddler, but it is unlikely that amount of data is causing the issue.

Submitted by joec on December 10, 2014 - 6:50pm.

carlsbadworker wrote:
It is about 2MB now and expect to grow above 2MB next year. But seriously, volume limit is predominantly impacted by video, as a Netflix movie can cost you 3GB (HD) to 7GB (Ultra HD) per hour.

By the way, most computers will have noticeable improvement if you just replace the hard-drive with SSD. You can extend the computer life that way instead of buying an entire new computer.

Pretty much do the above before doing anything else...

SSD is the only way to go, especially for the O/S drive.

Hard drives tends to swap a ton so going to a SSD will stop that.

You can also test this by setting up a "RAM" disk on your machine. These were popular back in the 80s when hard drives were non-existent to run apps quickly from memory.

Submitted by moneymaker on December 10, 2014 - 8:00pm.

Everything is working good now, but that comment did jar a memory for me, remember RAM doubler? It would magically double the amount of ram, maybe it was the very first version of RAM disk. The hard drive I'm using now has plenty of space,windows didn't seem to care, probably because the 2 laptops are virtually identical.Time to create a new backup.

Submitted by CDMA ENG on December 10, 2014 - 9:03pm.

moneymaker wrote:
Resource monitor says my memory is working at about 50% but my hard drive seams to be running around 90%, hard drive light is on almost all the time, have kept it clean and defragmented, it's getting a little full with only about 15% left. Tried to add more with disk management but it would not allow me to increase, only shrink volume. My stupid HP recovery manager does not work so maybe i'll delete the recovery partition to get more space, or go buy a bigger hard drive.

The recommendation for windows is 20 percent. I would suggest using a SSD for the OS and traditional drives for data storage as others have stated...

I just built a new machine and bought a PCIe SSD for my OS and games. I use traditional HDDs for my videos, pics, documents, and music.

Window 8.1 boots from the SSD in a matter of seconds... Really... about 8 seconds to full boot without credentials... Its a 10 Gbps interface and I get about 8 read and 7 write...

As for throttling... its possible but if your HDD is spinning all the time it sounds like you just need more storage.

BTW... I just bought a WD 2 TB HDD for 67 dollars from FRYs. That is a lot of memory for 75 bucks...

CE

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