I know a need a new computer but I thought I would get a second opinion on what is causing my Firefox to stall when I'm trying to view sites (like this one). Also, it slows down on project playlist. Sometimes I see the java icon when it slows down. This can happen when I'm trying to swich tabs, but on this site for example, it's slow even to to scroll; when I try to drag the scroll bar it takes it a couple of seconds. The hard drive light is not coming on excessively.
I suspect the problem is due to low memory, but I was wondering if it could be anything else. Here are the specs:
Pentium 4, 1.5ghz
256mb RDRAM (I believe it is 800mhz)
40 gb hd
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Windows XP sp2
I guess I can look on ebay for some more RDRAM. Thanks for any suggestions.