I built my own machine a few months ago. At first, I was happy with the performance, relative to what I was used to, but the more I use it, the more I feel it isn't living up to its potential.
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 (x2)
6GB 1333 RAM (System Properties shows 2.99)
Windows XP Professional, SP3
Do I need to do anything to capitalize on dual processors? Is there a way of gauging how fast my system really is? Why is Adobe Premiere CS4 so bloody slow (Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT)? Am I wrong to think that this hardware should have me zipping along without feeling like I'm waiting for the computer to think about it?