Speed up IE for Windows

OK, first off you need to use regedt32 for this … if you have never used this, or not sure then read up on it first, get used to it then try this … you could muck up Windows if you don’t know what you are doing … you have been warned !!

  • Close IE
  • Goto regedit
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Internet Settings
  • Create two DWORD values [Right click, New> DWORD Value] as follows
  • MaxConnections Per1_0Server : Decimal value 10
  • MaxConnections PerServer : Decimal value 10
  • (if you already have these two DWORDs then increase the decimal value to 10 in each

Open IE and you should see a load page performace increase.

Why does this work?
Internet Explorer performance is greatly dependent in part on the number of simultaneous connections that can be made for a current page. By default, the value is 4. This means only a maximum of 4 simultaneous connectons will be made per server.


One Response to “Speed up IE for Windows”

  1. Chris Lively Says:

    IE7 actually limits the connections per server to 2, per http 1.1 spec.

    Also, this setting change does not work under Vista x64

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