I have a windows XP installation on a A7N8x machine with an Athlon XP processor and 1GB of RAM. I'm using this as a development machine with just Firefox/Chrome (usually a 10-15 tabs open) and Eclipse open with MySQL/Oracle Express running in the background.
After a while of leaving the PC on I've noticed that there's a lot of disk I/O and displaying of windows becomes sluggish (it's as if window content had been offloaded). This is despite having 400-600 MB of free RAM available.
Any ideas on why this is happening? The only solution I've found is to switch off the PC then boot it again.
P.S: Just spent 15 minutes killing Eclipse and closing browser windows before it became usable enough to post here. RAM is 638 MB right now so not sure what is causing this intense disk I/O.