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So long story short, my PC has slowed to the point where it's almost unusable if I'm doing a lot of things at once. Compared to my (last year's) macbook pro, my tower absolutely crawls. Right now I'm running Chrome with 5 tabs, iTunes, and the WoW patcher, and even switching between tabs can take a significant amount of time. Bringing up the task manager alone to monitor memory usage took about 20-30 seconds. Starting iTunes took about 2 minutes before I heard the HD whir and the application finally loaded.
I have an Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0 GHz, with 2 gigs of RAM. Obviously not the most high end, but it should be able to handle what I'm doing more easily than it is. Running XP SP2. 182/232GB in use on my C drive. Ran a defrag recently, Spybot, Adaware, Malwarebytes and AVG turn up nothing significant.
What could my problem be? I know I'm a bit short on RAM, but I feel like that can't be the only problem. Thoughts?