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Need suggestions for speeding up photo editing

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I built the following system 2 years ago and recently installed Win7 64 bit and love it, but lately while working on photo editing, I get the hourglass pretty often. I did download new drivers for the Display adapter. I also tried 4 more gigs of memory, but didn't notice any improvement.
I use Photoshop Elements and also convert old VHS tapes to DVD with Honestech software.
I am open to any upgrade suggestions to improve speed and would really appreciate any help.

CPU INTEL|C2D E8500 3.16G 775 45N
MEM 2Gx2|CORS TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter]
HP w2408 [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n CND8031LY9, January 2008)
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
I also have another internal drive and 2 external drives for backups and storage.
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Please do not duplicate your topic. It makes more work for members and staff and could potentially get you mixed advice being given. Your original topic is HERE so please edit your original post to include any new info but do not reply to your topic or someone may think you are already getting assistance. The duplication may be a glitch so I am closing this topic.Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. :)
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