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I've had Verizon DSL for about 2 years now. I've never really had trouble with it, but for the last few days, I've noticed a problem.

It started on my own website. My Simple Machines Forum wasn't loading avatars, sigs, or any of the images, but other pages worked fine. I then went to other forums (running SMF, YaBB, and Invision) and began experiencing the same problem. Today, I went to some other sites (not forums) and noticed that the images weren't appearing at all. My friend's site's splash screen image wasn't loading so I couldn't access it. Even on this forum here when I went to post this the images didn't display at first. Another person said to do a hard refresh but that only fixes it 25% of the time. To the right of this box I'm typing in, the smilies aren't appearing. I checked my Firefox setting and images aren't blocked. I also tried Internet Explorer but I have the same problem. Anyone else experienced such trouble? This problem has stuck around even after a reboot.
 

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Is is possible your DSL line had degraded and the pages are only partially loading?

Do a Speed Test and post results back. Make sure you choose a site that is geographically close to your location. If you use Firefox, you need the Java plug in.

Speed Test

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I couldn't pick a location close to me, there wasn't exactly a server nearby. But here's my report:

1195 / 134
Your download speed : 1224614 bps, or 1195 kbps.
A 149.4 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 137622 bps, or 134 kbps.

That's about the speed it's always been. And why would a line being "degraded" keep it from loading pages fully? Wouldn't it just slow down?
 

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Your speed test results look in the right range, depending on what you pay for and what you expect. What can happen if there are too many errors on the link, during data transfer, if packets time out, then certain items may stop loading.

Now the other issue that also may be impacting you is lack of RAM on your computer and/or too many processes running.

Ctrl, Alt, Del, click Task Manager, Processes tab.

Look at the very bottom and post back the following:
Processes?
CPU usage?
Mem Usage?

What speed is your processor?
How much RAM does your machine have?
You may also have a memory leak, if you do not reboot/shut your machine down regularly, check the Mem Usage, then reboot and see if there is a big change in Mem Usage.

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Processes: 48
CPU Usage: Averaging about 15%

I'm unsure where the Memory Usage is, could it be Commit Charge? That reads 328M / 1246M, and under the performance tab, it says:

Total (K) 523240
Available: About 210000
Sys. Cache: About 286000

This computer shouldn't be having memory trouble, as it's a Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz and has 512 MB of RAM. I normally turn off my computer at night, and so memory leaks shouldn't be the trouble. I just turned it on now and I'm still experiencing the problem.
 
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