Excel 2013 VBA very slow on some PCs

We have an Excel VBA macro that takes 9 minutes to complete on one PC while most run the macro in about 30 seconds. I can get to this section of the macro in the problem PC in about 19 seconds but executing the .Clear takes over 2 minutes.

Note that this macro is a carryover from 2001 and we've had to modify it to run on the newer versions of Excel. All Computers are using Excel 2013 but the version varies slightly (15.0.4753.1000 vs. 15.0.4745.1000)

' Clear error flags
    [A1].Select
    Range(Cells(2, 1), Cells(sze, 1)).Clear

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Local variables:
sze = 238
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Randy DownsOWNERAsked:
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
What are you attempting to clear?

Is there any difference if you use the ClearContents method instead?

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Randy DownsOWNERAuthor Commented:
ClearContents seems to work better. Has Clear become devalued?
Randy DownsOWNERAuthor Commented:
That seems to have fixed it. What;s the difference in .Clear & .ClearContents ?
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Clear removes in-cell formulae/values and formatting.
ClearContents just removes the formulae/values.
Randy DownsOWNERAuthor Commented:
OK, I think we can live without the formatting being cleared. Thanks for the speedy advice
Randy DownsOWNERAuthor Commented:
works great for my application. No idea why  Clear takes so long when ClearContents zip right on.
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