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Web page with complex graphics opens slowly in Internet Explorer 9
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When you browse a webpage by using Windows Internet Explorer 9, you may experience slow performance. However, this issue does not occur if you view the webpage by using an earlier version of Internet Explorer.
Note This issue may be more noticeable when you browse webpages that have more complex graphics.
This issue can occur if Internet Explorer 9 is running in Software Rendering mode.
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 However, some outdated video cards and video drivers do not support GPU hardware acceleration.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.
Step 1: To determine whether Internet Explorer 9 is using Software Rendering modeFollow these steps:
Step 2: Install the latest video driverTo resolve this issue, visit your video card manufacturer website and install the latest video driver that supports GPU hardware acceleration.
For information about how to contact the hardware manufacturer, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note If installing the latest video driver does not resolve this issue, you may have to upgrade your video card to a video card that supports GPU hardware acceleration.
If you are using an Internet Explorer other than Internet Explorer 9, visit the following Microsoft Website:
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