Toshiba Satellite P35 S6292
A few days ago I purchased a Toshiba Satellite P35 S6292 notebook. Specs are 3.2 HT, 512 RAM, XP Home SP2, etc...
I've been tinkering with it for a few days now and have notice that it is VERY STICKY. Hyper Threading is touted as a boon for multitasking, but working in two applications (outlook with windows explorer for instance) at the same time makes it unbearably slow. It's definitely slower than my old 2.5 Gh. True that machine had 1 gig of RAM, but still...
I called tech support and they could not tell me anything other than check the BIOS to see whether Hyper Threading was enabled, diable my system tray items in MSCONFIG, and reinstall the Toshiba utility items. None of those suggestions made a difference.
Reading in the Toshiba Forum I found someone running an Intel Hyper Threading Utility that checks whether the comp is running HT. I did that and for chipset, the results came up "Chipset Test: Did not pass"
Does this mean my P35 is NOT Hyper Threading and Toshiba is falsely advertising?
When I look at my hardware monitor it seems that my RAM is hardly ever above 300mb's available. What could my problem be?