After a fresh reinstall of Windows XP SP2, and re installation of my drivers from their official sites, my computer has been experiencing speed problems after a day or so of being on.
After opening Process Explorer when the computer seems slow, I notice that the Hardware Interrupts process continually using 40 - 50% CPU usage.
Streaming video, from Youtube, also loses frame rate and the loading of applications, operation of Chrome, and MSN all seem to slow down.
These symptoms start to appear after I have left my computer on for a day or two.
I have checked my Primary and Secondary IDE channels, they aren't in PIO only transfer mode, so I ruled that out.
After sorting devices by type in the device manager, I noticed that my Video and Audio device share the same IRQ number and was wondering if this could be causing my problems and if there are any ways to fix this? (My graphics are integrated I believe)
Here is a link to a small screenshot of my device manager: http://filesmelt.com/dl/devicemanager.JPG