Memory Ram Size =>
Operative System =>
It is a brand new laptop or used one?
1. What I would recommend you is to check how many processes your computer is running when you are not doing anything on the system.
2. Then check when you are browsing the internet or running any application.
If you got the computer brand new, probably you are running a lot of programs right out of the box. Your system will be more affected if you have a single core and less than 2GB of memory ram.
Let me know.
I have XP home version on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, using modem and DSL. Getting on the Internet has gotten to be a frustrating thing- CPU usage fluctuates wildly and everything crawls... I don't know what to do. Have run McAfee scans and Toshiba diagnostic which says everything is fine. Hope someone has some suggestions on where I should start looking for the problem- thanks! LeeAnn