There is a very peculiar problem I've seen on my cousin's PC and I am not 100% sure what's causing that.
The problem is, that when browsing every bigger page (with multiple pictures and such) takes approximately 3-5 seconds to fully load, regardless of which browser we were using. The problem got even worse when we tried to run multiple tabs/windows.
The problem should not lie in Internet connection, as I've checked that one is 7Mbps, thus I assume the problem lies in his PC not having enough RAM and CPU output. His CPU:
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1.6 GHz) and he has
512MB RAM (I don't know which kind, I don't know what motherboard either) and all that is running on top of
Windows XP. When we took a peek on task manager to track CPU usage and available memory, it did seem to be the case... and yet I am unsure.
Is it really possible that the hardware is the bottleneck here? Afterall, how much CPU power and RAM should one have to browse internet comfortably?
I should also add, that his computer does look rather clean. There aren't many processes in background neither does it seem to be infected with viruses or worms.