XP Performance BottleneckLocked
XP SP3 4GB RAM 4GB Virtual Memory on Defragged Seagate ST3250 250MB (e drive), c drive is RAID 1 ADC drives. ASUS P5Q-EM DO motherboard.
System will seem to be frozen except that disk drives can be heard thrashing madly in background. If I wait 30-40 seconds it will catch up. During that time Process tab of Task Manager never goes above 25% processor utilization. The commit charge is generally below 4800/7226M.
Performance setting in XP set “Adjust for Best Performance”. I have optimized defragged ALL hard drives, cleaned up all temp files, run virus and malware scans with daily definition updates, defragged the registry, and using Smart RAM to free up RAM from 2 memory suckers (ACT! and MSSQL). The motherboard, Seagate, and clean XP install are only 4 months old.
What have I forgotten?