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    Default System Freeze/Slow-down using Java

    Hi,

    I've been using a Java Applet on my notebook, but the other night I was at home without it. So I decided to run it on my desktop instead.

    When I tried to run the installer for the Applet, my system slowed to a massive crawl. The problem seemed to big to be installer-specific, so I loaded up my E-banking, which uses Java. This didn't just slow my system to a crawl, it down-right froze it, requiring a hard reboot. In short, using Java will freeze or slow down my system massively.

    Any of the clever minds here who might have a solution? I've tried the following myself:

    1) Installing latest drivers for my Radeon 4870 video card

    2) Uninstall Java, re-install Java

    3) Disable Windows Firewall

    None of this has worked.

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    Can you give the particulars for the software you are using: OS, java version, browser

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    Sorry, copy-pasted from Applet's help forums and accidentally deleted that info:

    OS: Win 7 (64-bit)
    Java version: Newest (v. 6 u. 26)
    Browser: Google Chrome (but I tested it in Firefox to, with the exact same result)

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    This is the third or fourth problem I've seen lately with Windows 7. Do a Google to see what the rest of the world has found out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    This is the third or fourth problem I've seen lately with Windows 7. Do a Google to see what the rest of the world has found out.
    Always do before I bother the fine people of the forums :)

    Most suggested it was graphics-related (mostly unique to GeForce 6600), and solved it by tampering with their drivers in some way. As I said this did not work out for me. Some solved it by tampering with their Firewall instead. This, also, did not work for me.

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    These might be stupid questions, but anyways:

    1. Did you download the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the jre?
    2. If 32-bit, did you download the online or the offline version?

    I also have the 64-bit version of W7 on my laptop, although I have never had any problems with java. I have both the 32-bit (offline) and the 64-bit version of jre installed.

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    Those are not stupid questions. I don't actually know which version I have. Just went to Download Java and downloaded it. How can I check the version?

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    Go to add/remove programs, scroll down to Java (TM) 6 Update 26. If it ends with "(64-bit)" without the quotes, you have the 64-bit version. If it doesn't, you have the 32-bit.

    You can find pretty much every version of the jre here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ad-400751.html
    Last edited by OutputStream; 06-22-2011 at 02:24 PM.

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    I have both the 32-bit (offline) and the 64-bit version of jre installed.
    Do you use both of them?
    Which one is the default version?

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    The 64-bit version is my default jre.
    I currently only use the 32-bit version with Firefox (the 64-bit version didn't have a compatible plugin for applets)

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    Thanks. Can you explain how you tell Firefox to use the 32-bit version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Thanks. Can you explain how you tell Firefox to use the 32-bit version?
    IIRC, if you have Firefox installed when you install the 32-bit jre, it automatically installs a java plugin for Firefox. (The plugin is called Java Console 6.0.26)
    AFAIK, the 64-bit jre doesn't have this plugin.

    If you want to check which version of java firefox uses, the easiest way is to start an applet and check the task manager. If the java.exe process is superseded with *32, then it's the 32-bit version of java.

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    I'm using 32-bit with Google Chrome.

    Any help at all? I can't do any banking or use java at all while this problem persists.

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