I'm currently experiencing very slow loading times on my PC, most notably with games like The Sims 2, Doom 3 and Half-Life 2.
For example: it takes me 1.5mins to get to the menu screen of HL2, a further 1.5 mins to load a game, and then about a minute each mid-level load :( I understand from my mates that this is exceptionally long.
My setup is:
P4 3.0/800FSB Gigabyte 8S648FX-RZ mobo 512mb DDR400 RAM Maxtor 6 Y120 m0 120gb SATA HDD Radeon 9800 Pro SB Audigy 2 Windows XP/SP1
I think there's a SATA card in there too.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is ruining my gaming fun :(