I recently built myself a new computer and installed Vista Home Premium x64 SP1. The specs are below. Now, based on the amount of RAM I have and the speed of the processor, I figure I should be able to run 2 or 3 relatively CPU heavy programs at once, but my computer hangs up with even one.
For example, when I open up My Computer, my mouse stops moving smoothly for a good 10 seconds and jumps across the screen once a second or so. I don't even want to tell you what iTunes does to it...
What could be causing this problem? I have 8 gigs of RAM and more than enough CPU power. Thanks for any and all help.
P.S. When I say "hang up" I mean hangs up to the point where a cursor stops blinking. It's that bad. Also, I've installed Norton 360. I'm not sure if that could be causing the lag, but I know that Norton tends to eat up systems...
Again, thanks in advance.
Windows Vista x64 SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 9450 (2.66 GHz)
Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Motherboard
8 GB (4 x 2GB) Mushkin XP2-8500 RAM (DDR2 1066)
XFX NVIDIA 9800 GTX Graphics Card
WD Caviar 500 GB HD (primary)
WD Caviar 1 TB HD