The RAM usage by my computer has gone almost continuously to 96%. Performance has ground to a halt as the machine thrashes about, swapping virtual memory in and out. I have begun to search for a RAM upgrade. In addition the CPU and to a lesser extent the motherboard have begun to show their age.
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H (rev 1.0)|
|CPU||AMD Athlon II x2 250|
The motherboard was released in the spring of 2010. The mobo, CPU, and RAM were all purchased at the same time, most likely in the summer or fall of 2010.
I have decided to use this machine as a server, perhaps with FreeNAS, or NAS4Free.