Originally posted by Ragnorak
There's nothing wrong with your hardware. I reckon u have a process (virus/adware/spyware) running that is using up all your system resources (processor/memory) and that's why things are soooo slow.
Nothing to do with your connection either as the images are cached locally after the first screen load.
I agree with Ragnorak. This sounds like some memory hogging processes running in the background to me. Probably spyware and adware. I'd also be concerned about someone else having access to your pc's when you're away. Is it possible someone has installed some programs on your slower "Jersey" pc without your knowledge? They don't have to be malicious programs to slow down your pc.
RHP is fine for me. I have a DSL connection and it's as fast as ever. I have 2 desktops and a laptop at home, plus my pc here at work. The fastest is a 1.5g AMD HP. All my pc's access and operate on RHP at close to the same speeds. I think we can rule out RHP code as the culprit.
I would pick the simplest and most likely culprit first. That would be RAM hogs running in your pc's background. Some processes may be perfectly legit, some may not.