If you (like me!) are a smart person and use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, here is something that will interest you: FireTune for Mozilla Firefox v1.x
Here's their own blurb: "... was developed for an easy and fast optimization of your browsing experience with Firefox. It is based on a collection of popular and well working optimization settings used and tested by the experts. Usually you have to optimize Firefox manually, which can be time consuming and difficult for the novice user. FireTune helps you here - it includes all the performance optimizations. The only thing you must do is: make your selection. FireTune does the work for you."
It seems, to me, to have doubled the loadtime speed for most web pages.
Get it here