Specs: Win7/64Pro 8GBRam
For roughly a week now, both IE11 and FF36.0.4 freeze for roughly 40 seconds to a minute when I call up http://www.nytimes.com/
. ALL OTHER WEBSITES seem to load immediately. Note please: this only happens on reboot or cold start. Once the page finally loads and the machines unfreezes, I can return to the NYT site with no problems.
Again, on startup or restart, the NYT website produces a blank page in IE11; in FF the front page loads, then it freezes with a "typeface" message in the bottom status bar. After a minute, the page finally loads in IE and unfreezes in FF.
BTW, this in fact freezes the entire machine. I can't exit either browser while they struggle to load the NYT, nor can I do anything else with the computer. I've checked all cables connections. Reset the router/modem. I've cleared the cache in both browsers, deleted the cookies and so forth. No help.
Now for the kicker: I have a newer WIN7/64 machine downstairs with 4GBRam and it has no trouble using either browser to open the NYT. So this seems to be machine specific.
The only major change to the machine that hangs is that I upped the RAM two weeks ago from 4GB to 8GB. Ran a memory test, which found no problems.