How do I know if my computer is dying a slow painful death, or if I just have really crappy DSL?
My laptop is about 6 or 7 years old and overheats unless I literally keep a fan blowing directly on it and keep it elevated. It's a dinosaur. But just recently my browser has begun to DRAAAAAAAG, to the point where the PBT home page may sometimes take a minute (literally) or more to load. Chrome takes FOREVER to open up. I usually open it once, let it work for a minute, close it, reopen it and then it will work. Other programs don't seem to be slow to open, but Chrome drives me crazy. It will freeze up for a minute here or there, or just think for way too long about opening pages.
I'm leaning towards this being a crappy DSL problem, but I also know that a senior computer like mine is going to inevitably slow down.