IE8 is very buggy. It will crash going to some sites and has other issues. I tried it and reverted back to IE7 until it is sorted out. I suggest you check the Microsoft forums before updating to it.
I had quite a few crashes .. after all the talk about it .. when I found out that it is easily uninstalled , away I went ..
Downloaded IE8 ... fully aware that it was still a bit buggy .. after a couple of days I got fed up of the IE8.exe crashes , so
back I went to good ol'IE7 ... I probably will install it wnen its been out a few months now .. at least they will have hopefully ironed
out the problems ..
Incidentally ... I also use Safari .. which I think is faster .. even when WC is running slowly , it comes in superfast ...
Dunno what to make of that .... I also use Deepnet Explorer and I have never had a system crash ..
There y'go folks ... my 2p's worth ..