Would a better processor load sites faster?

I revived a Viao CR-220e laptop with the most recent updates and is extremely responsive when surfing the only thing that i need to figure out how to improve is how some heavy websites (for lack of a better word) don't load all the content in the site for example; IGN. Any suggestions on what could improve this? Do you think swapping the processor for a bit beefier one will help with this? I have Firefox 52.9.0esr browser on it as it is probably the best for Vista at this stage. It's got 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 / 2 GHz. This message was posted on the wrong thread which derailed the OP topic so i moved it here. Thank much!!
 

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  • Operating System
    Win10
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    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

wither 3

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Maybe this will help put things in perspective-

 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
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    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Vistaar

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4 GB RAM was the maximum for Vista x86, but was rather minimal for Vista x64 (which I never used). OEMs commonly shipped Vista on inadequate hardware in an effort to keep the price tag in the Windows XP ballpark, which was the main source of Vista’s bad reputation. You might actually want to try a clean install of Vista x86, considering your browsers are going to be x86 anyway. Your “My Computer” info shows “Win10,” so why don’t you simply use that for IGN??
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
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    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
4 GB RAM was the maximum for Vista x86, but was rather minimal for Vista x64 (which I never used). OEMs commonly shipped Vista on inadequate hardware in an effort to keep the price tag in the Windows XP ballpark, which was the main source of Vista’s bad reputation. You might actually want to try a clean install of Vista x86, considering your browsers are going to be x86 anyway. Your “My Computer” info shows “Win10,” so why don’t you simply use that for IGN??
I know, man. This is just me trying to figure things out so if i encounter this issue again i will know exactly what to do. :shock:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

ilikefree

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What score do you get in Control Panel,Performance Information And Tools
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

wither 3

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rustedmetal- I got home this afternoon and went to IGN using FF. What can't you get to?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

townsbg

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I couldn't find out exactly what socket you have, there are 2 different ones for the listed processor, but it seems the fastest one for either socket is a 2.6 ghz dual core. I don't think that you'll see much difference with that. Also 4 gb of ram is the max for your computer. If you want to continue using that computer don't expect too much from it.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    Mid 2010 iMac
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    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
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    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
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    N/A
rustedmetal- I got home this afternoon and went to IGN using FF. What can't you get to?
just wondering how much content you can load in the main page.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
I couldn't find out exactly what socket you have, there are 2 different ones for the listed processor, but it seems the fastest one for either socket is a 2.6 ghz dual core. I don't think that you'll see much difference with that. Also 4 gb of ram is the max for your computer. If you want to continue using that computer don't expect too much from it.
I can actually upgrade to a 2.8GHz. I just want to figure out what can aid me a bit in such heavy websites given my machine's limitations.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
What score do you get in Control Panel,Performance Information And Tools
Processor=4.9
Ram=4.8
Graphics=3.2
Gaming graphics=3.4
HDD=5.9

Total=3.2
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

wither 3

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just wondering how much content you can load in the main page.
I don't know exactly how far you want to go. . I can click on every category like home, videos, reviews, boards etc.. and open things within them..
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
Did the content in the lower half of the main site open?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

wither 3

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I don't know for sure what the main site is. When I search on IGN and click on the top selection Bing provides, the top of the screen is shown on the attached file. Below that is Latest News as shown in the second attached file. There is more beneath that but I'm not going to keep creating screenshots, especially since I don't know if I'm where you expect me to be.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
I don't know for sure what the main site is. When I search on IGN and click on the top selection Bing provides, the top of the screen is shown on the attached file. Below that is Latest News as shown in the second attached file. There is more beneath that but I'm not going to keep creating screenshots, especially since I don't know if I'm where you expect me to be.
Yeah, that's exactly what i mean. Thank you very much. Were you able to see all the thumbnail even when scrolling until the bottom of the page?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

ilikefree

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Graphics is your weak point, guess you have tried updating the graphics driver
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

wither 3

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Yeah, that's exactly what i mean. Thank you very much. Were you able to see all the thumbnail even when scrolling until the bottom of the page?
Yes. I noted that the page display in FF is different than in Opera. In FF, there is a lot of blank space between sections whereas in Opera, it is continuous. Sea Monkey displays the same as FF and IE9 wouldn't display any thumbnails. Tried different zoom levels in all but Opera (don't know where that setting is) and it didn't make any difference. Note, that I don't have the latest driver for my graphics card because, using the latest drivers disables hardware acceleration. I also don't have any graphics cores on my CPU.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
Graphics is your weak point, guess you have tried updating the graphics driver
I did all the updates available with the exception of one optional one for Windows Live which won't install due to obvious reasons. Should i try going to Device Manager, uninstall the drivers then install again?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

wither 3

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You've asked a lot of questions about the IGN website and I've tried to answer. However, I have no idea what your results are for that website so I don't know if reinstalling drivers would do anything. If the correct drivers are available for installation, I don't see it causing a problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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