How can I improve overall system performance?
I have a Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop computer.
- AMD64 3800+ processor
- 1GB ram
It seems that Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu are all laggy. Things are slow, such as:
- clicking on menus
- opening programs
- The UI renders in pieces
- When using the browser the system slows down considerably
I ran the
top command and I do notice that xorg hits 30% to 40% CPU when running the browsers.
I have tried these distros on a spare P4 machine and it is even worse. As long as I don't have a several things open at one time I can manage to get around although sluggishly.
Can anyone tell me what is it that I might be doing wrong? I have an integrated Nvidia card and have tried several of the recommended drivers which sometimes result in no boot screen upon reboot.