Lightroom 2.3 Running Slow
I recently had some issues with Lightroom 2.3 running extremely slow. When rendering full size images I could almost go and get a cup of tea (and drink it) while I waited.
While I don't have the latest and greatest PC my 3.2Gig P4 with 2Gig of RAM still performs well (most of the time). All my other imaging applications were running fine, including GIMP and Autopano Pro.
I started searching through forums looking for an answer. But nothing I tried worked. What could be the problem?
In the end the answer was really quite simple and easily overlooked. My CPU was overheating - the heat sink was full of dust. After a quick 5 minute clean out all was well. It's been running fine ever since.
Sometimes we look for complex answers and dismiss the obvious.