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After surfing for long periods with my dial up connection, things slow down, loading becomes very sluggish. Then I get booted offline. I must reboot my computer to regain speed and maintain connection.. Logging back on doesn't work until I do a reboot. IT IS NOT MY CACHE MEMORY SIZE. I empty my temp files and even set my cach to 10 gig just to see. Its as if my volitile mem leaks out. I can tell when this will occur as my mouse goes erratic then sluggish. And it happens all the time. Not Random.
My system.

Athlon 1 ghz KT 133 mb
56k smart link modem
Windows me
 

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Welcome to the board,

What ISP are you using? ... they may simply be load balancing you which would explain the connection drop (very common on dial up ISP's) ... but that would not really explain needing to reboot so ...
 

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what do you mean by load balancing
When ISP dial up lines get to full they start dropping people that already have a connection (normally those who have been on the longest) so that others that are calling in don't get the dreaded busy signal.
 

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Balancing the load......

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I've been using a utility called Memboost lately. When I use it the operation of just about everything seems to speed up a bit.

When using it to view the memory I have available after doing various tasks on the computer, it might tell me that I only have about 5% of the available 256Mb left.

Pressing the button frees off quite a bit. Then everything seems to operate a deal faster.

I'm not sure whether it would have a bearing on this trouble because I haven't got a dial-up connection but it might provide an answer ...that is providing you're not the subject of an ISP balancing act.
 

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Where can you get this Memboost?

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Sorry Tech, but that's not a very accurate description of load balancing.

Simplistically, it is some mechanism that is aware of multiple resources and can redirect traffic or utilization to these multiple resources depending on pre-determined criteria - such as equalizing utilization.

I don't know for certain - but I doubt active connections are dropped for the purpose of allowing other connections to come in.
If this is in fact the case, I strongly suggest you get another ISP.
 

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I thought load balancing was used mostly for webfarms and redirecting surfers to balance traffic so the host doesn't get over loaded..... It's used for routers and webfarms and things of that nature?

Right? hehe

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