i've deal with it after only a year of owning it. now, it will program smoothly, but from time to time it jumps. this is also a problem when using a game emulator, although it has nothing to do with the frameskipping, just the computer itself. here's a list of files i have on my computer:
pictures from friends on the internet,
readme's and other important text files,
helpful online software popup blockers, virus scanners, weatherbug, etc.,
a few game emulators,
normal microsoft programs.
my computer is at 5 gb of space, maximum would be 14 gb. so any suggestions?