So, if like me you installed IE9 and then thought that IE9 is running slow then this could be the fix for you.  I installed IE9 as I said in previous posts and have been using it for about a week now, all was ok but it did seem very slow, so I thought maybe its just using more memory and thats the problem, but after a little dig around on the net I found a fix that worked and now my IE9 is loads faster.

By default, Internet Explorer 9 uses GPU Rendering mode. However, some outdated video cards and video drivers do not support GPU hardware acceleration. If Internet Explorer 9 determines that your current video card or video driver does not support GPU hardware acceleration, Internet Explorer 9 uses Software Rendering mode.

Here is the fix, if it does not work for you then all you have to do is untick the option again and the settings will be back to how they were before.

  1. Start Internet Explorer 9.
  2. Click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
  3. On the Advanced tab, locate the Accelerated graphics section.
  4. Verify that the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box is selected, as in the image below.

By Duncan

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