[QUOTE=groovemeister;2057270]Well, it’s a fairly recent install.
PC worked great to start off with but all of the PCs in the house and not just this one are sluggish recently. The System Idle process will be at 90%+ but the PC will be slow to respond and get gradually worse so that in the end I just have to reset.
It’s by no means unusable but it’s hardly the powerhouse for basic multimedia that it should be - with an Athlon 3000+, 1GB of DDR400 RAM on an Asus A7N8X-E mobo, it should be able to handle surfing the net and using a media player (Media Player Classic FFS) without any jarring. It’s getting quite annoying, and as I say - all PCs in the house are suffering the same fate. Has anyone else experienced this in the last few months?
It’s only after I’ve installed Windows updates and certain software that it happens. The software in addition to the updates is Zone Alarm, AVG, Spybot and Lavasys Everest Free edition that are common to all the PCs.
So… anyone else?[/QUOTE]
I don’t have any problems with ZA and spybot and SP3…they are co-existing well on my system…granted it was built in 2001 and still runs fine for a old rig but I am happy with it.