Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:02 AM
Many programs are still not able to utilize more than one core working on it at a time.
Some tasks may take too long because of ram being bogged down, or more than likely, the hard drive. Hard drive's generally cause a great amount of slowdown in a system, which many people overlook.
You can try speeding things up by going to task manager, right clicking on a process, and setting the priority higher. I'm not sure how well it will work for you specifically, but it doesn't hurt to try!
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943