have had my computer for about 6 months, and it has worked flawlessly so far. I have been having a problem lately with it bogging down under load. It started about a week ago when I was working with a REALLY complex video editing project. After I would render the movie in premiere the processer usage would stay at 100% for a few seconds after it was done... and just doing generally weird things. So I uninstalled Premiere thinking it might be some bug, but it still did it afterward. Then today I was working with a relatively simple Flash project and it started to do it. About a half hour ago it was doing it while I was playing AA (which it has NEVER done before). I have a pretty intense system where I have never had problems like this before even with like 5 programs running. This is with windows 2000 too.
I would relate the problem to trying to render video and playing a game at the same time. The view is sorta jumpy.
So heres my question. anyone know why it would do this? What do scratch discs in premiere and photoshop do? Are they dependant on RAM or processer ability? Heres the specs on my system:
Processer: AMD OPTERON 2.0GHz (246) Server Processor
Mother Board: Asus SK8N Socket 940 OPTERON DDR Motherboard
Graphics: Asus V 9950ULTRA/TD/256M FX 5900 Ultra 256MB DDR
RAM: 2 x 1 GB DDR 2700 Reg ECC Low Profile Corsair (2G ram total)
Hard Drives: 2 x WD 120GB SERIAL ATA 150 HARD DRIVE (OEM) (240G total)
Its also possible some Spyware or Adware is running, but I run Spybot, Adaware, and Norton 2002 and come up with nothing. With all this bling bling shht I never expected it to bog down... Any ideas? I am relatively new to computer building, so there might be something real stupid I am overlooking, dont be afraid to suggest.