My laptop is sluggish.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
AMD dual-core C-50
AMD Radeon HD6250
3Gb DDR3 memory
5Mbps internet connection
I believe it all started when I upgraded to v12.
Everything ran slower.... software centre typically 'clouds over' and hangs for a few seconds before continuing to load.
Open a few tabs in chrome and scrolling becomes a nightmare.
I installed system-monitor, and noticed that my memory and swap graph barely budged from 55% and 7% respectively whatever I did..... meaning that there were no wild swings - open another tab ....... a bit more memory is used.
However, the CPU shoots straight to 100%
Simply scrolling through the youtube.com standard page of thumbnails pushes cpu usage to 100%, and the page doesn't even scroll smoothly.
Should I be running a different distro, or is it the desktop, or does it look like my system has some issues?