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

Thu Aug 7 15:48:17 UTC 2008
Eduardo Grosclaude <eduardo.grosclaude at gmail.com>

On 8/7/08, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu <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?

Does disabling Hyperthreading (at BIOS setup control program) help?

Eduardo Grosclaude
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Neuquen, Argentina