Loads Slowly

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Mooreslaw, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Mooreslaw

    Mooreslaw Guest

    Greetings. Have just installed Thunderbird 1.0 on an older machine
    running 98SE and it takes it forever to load. Once loaded it is very
    slow to process but eventually functions properly. P3,128MB EDO and JRE
    1_5_1. Machine runs fine otherwise. All tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
    Mooreslaw, Jan 25, 2005
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  2. Mooreslaw

    Moz Champion Guest

    Note the system requirements

    Operating Systems

    * Windows 98
    * Windows 98SE
    * Windows ME
    * Windows NT 4.0
    * Windows 2000
    * Windows XP (Recommended)

    Minimum Hardware

    * Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500MHz or greater)
    * 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
    * 52 MB hard drive space

    Note that while Thunderbird WILL run on a P3 with 128 edo, under 98SE,
    it isnt until you get to XP and 500mghz (or faster) processor that it is
    recommended.

    How fast is the processor on this old machine?
     
    Moz Champion, Jan 27, 2005
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  3. Mooreslaw

    Mooreslaw Guest

    Thanks Moz. CpuID says 333 MHz. I understand the minimums for Tbird,
    but it seems like it should be doing better. MSOffice loads in a snap
    and it's gigantic compared to the Bird.
     
    Mooreslaw, Jan 27, 2005
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  4. Mooreslaw

    Moz Champion Guest

    Apples and Oranges. MS Office is a word processsor/spreadsheet/etc
    program, TB is an email program - world of difference between the two.
    Relative size of the application doesnt mean anything, as most programs
    dont load completely into memory at any one time anyway (and Office
    certainly doesnt).
     
    Moz Champion, Jan 28, 2005
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