[CentOS] CentOS5 running very slowly on a core 2 duo with 4 GB RAM

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Thu Aug 7 15:51:54 UTC 2008


israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu wrote:
> Hi, I've installed CentOS5.2 on an INTEL Core 2 Duo (Intel(R) Core(TM)2
> Duo CPU     E6550  @ 2.33GHz), 4 GB RAM (MemTotal:      4072176 kB) and
> my system gets sevarel minutes to startup, specially on udev daemon.
> Once the system is UP, every command I run gets 100% CPU and every is
> very slowly at the point yum -y update never ends. The system installed
> by default this kernel 2.6.18-53.el5PAE. I would like to know what's
> wrong with my server. Do I have to install another kernel? Can you help
> me?

With 4G I'd install the x86_64 version. Not that I think that PAE is the
reason for this slow behaviour (last reporter who had that somewhere on
bugs.centos.org had bad RAM), but ...

Cheers,

Ralph
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