I have the following:
Asus A8V motherboard with two megs set up for dual channel operation.
AMD 3500 CPU
Now I opened Word and it opened slow. I then opened a text editor and pasted in some infrmation. When I went to save it it took a while to be able to select a location. I then closed word. I checked the CPU through CTRL ALT DEL and it is at 100 percent.
I get the impression that the American Megatrends has something to do with the problem.
I have the CPU overclocked. I had this problem prior to over clocking.
I have now running:
a URL open
Outlook Express open