Some handy tools to check you pageloads:
- HTTPFox : obviously for FireFox, but not available for new version of FF at this time :-(
- HttpWatch a free tool (can upgrade to professional) works on both IE8 and FF as addin. It rocks
- www.webpagetest.org a free website that tests your page from a remote location. They provide three remote location to initiate the test which makes your test very natural.