Cogsy, please, do yourself a favor. Try Firefox, with adblock plus, a free add in. If you make HMEM the home page, and only view HMEM in it, you won't get the ads loading and suffer the slowness.
I am totally retired and on a very modest pention, and that's why I use it. I was a computer support guy for the last 20 or so years of my working life, also had a modest business. Though a died in the wool Microsoft supporter, who prefers IE, I had to go to firefox to defeat the intrusive ads...
Chuck in E. TN
HF X2, Micromark 7x14, Green 4x6 bandsaw