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[xubuntu] Xubuntu running slowly, specifically for Chrome

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've run Ubuntu (9.04-11.04) on an Acer Aspire One netbook, but recently I've gotten a SR1620NX Compaq desktop tower. I installed Xubuntu on it and have noticed that most programs (but significantly Chrome) are extremely slow. It took 3 minutes to load Google Chrome and it usually takes about 1 minute to open a new tab. Should I expect it to be this slow, or is there an issue with the RAM/Hard drive? I installed htop [sudo apt-get install htop] and it says that (with only Chrome running) I was using 208 of 432 RAM. Is that normal? I'm not sure what to expect, since I've never bothered to ch (Hardware)