Well...the 1% CPU indicates that your system is not being asked to do very much at the moment...while the 58% indicates that your 1GB of RAM is not adequate for very much.
IMO, CPU usage is more important than RAM usage, since RAM usage may fluctuate up to high percentages, depending on the program and how much RAM is installed. Your system starts out with a deficit, IMO, re RAM usage...because the AV and the Browser will typically require more RAM than 1 GB, depending on how many browser windows are open.
IMO, Chrome uses more resources than any other browser...I would never recommend it to anyone, based on what I see when I review system details here. Browser choice, dating back to the Netscape days...has always been user-choice, not necessarily logical and highly subjective. I"ve found nothing wrong with using IE, while I have tried other browsers (to see if the change presented any benefits to me).
I would think that the smart thing to do is add more RAM...or increase the size of your virtual memory.
IMO, netbooks were created to do little more than access the Web...but people install programs on them (which take resources) which were never intended to go on a netbook..
Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Edited by hamluis, 14 December 2013 - 04:58 PM.