Maybe you have a crapload of applications running in the background.
Your system seems l33t enough, but even those beasts can be brought down by too many tasks running or too many sys resources being drained.
I don't have Winxp, but before I play I try shutting down all nonessential programs; AIM if I don't want people to find me, QTracker autocloses, and anything else my computer turns on at start up.
The only ones I should have on are "explorer" and "systray".
Without fear, there is no courage
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
This would be really funny if it weren't happening to me.
In the land of California, in the heat of San Jose the dark haired PSIONIC JEDI forged in secret a master computer to control all others and into this computer he poured his money, his computer parts and many screws
One computer to rule them all. One computer to find the foes
One computer to bring them all to hell and in the darkness conquer
In the online gaming world where the envying ones lie.