Monero GUI is VERY slow


I dont know if it’s only my problem or it’s because of TOR’s inherent slowness but the GUI runs very slowly, crashes(sometimes) and takes like 10 minutes to sync to the remote node. I’ve increased the ram dedicated to the workstation to 4gb
Is there something i can do or i just have to suck it up and wait.
Also 3 more questions .

  1. Can i download the blockchain on the regular network and install it in the workstation.
  2. Does having the blockchain on your workstation increase or decrease security/anonimity?
    3.Does having the blockchain in the workstation have negative effect on the guest/monero gui performance?


//cc @OSNF2P @thotbot