I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 since it was released last April. (I upgraded to 12.10 in October.)
Suddenly it began running very very poorly, acting as if I was using too much RAM or saturating my CPU. The system monitor and
top did not seem to confirm this; I was only using about 30% of my RAM and barely any CPU.
Windows began greying out randomly and frequently and the system completely froze a few times. I figured this was some junk I'd been tinkering with over the year, so I backed up my data and formatted, then re-installed. After booting back up, I saw that the problems persisted.
- White box pc
- Intel Core2 Duo e8400
- 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
- Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
- Ubuntu 12.10 64bit
Let me know if you need any further information. Any and all help is appreciated.