Firefox 17.0 and my OS generally are now very slow. For example, I can no longer watch anything in Youtube due to slow download speed even though I have a fast connection. When I pinged, using my internet provider's speed test, I currently have a download speed of 108 kbps versus 402 Kbps for upload.
My Pavilion laptop is Single core AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-32 (-UP-) clocked at 800.000 Mhz Kernel~3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 Up~6:06 Mem~1140.9/2002.3MB HDD~60.0GB(70.9% used) Procs~163 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.3. RAM is 2x 500 DDR, along with a Samung 28'' monitor 1180 X 800. Generally, I use LibreOffice Calc, Thunderbird 17.0 and Firefox 17.0, and have roughly 20% of free hard disc space at least.
I have tried to increase my browser speed by:
- by rebooting in Safe Mode (no change)
rebooting without Firefox extensions (no change)
checking system files accordiing to online advice on how to increase Firefox speed (the files were already okay)
searching the forums for slow Firefox or OS or download speed
I would be most grateful for any help to return my speed to what it was.