Hi Ben, I’m assuming your time reference there is in seconds. How much memory do you have on your PC? You mentioned other applications slowing as well, do you remember how many other applications you had opened at the time? When you are experiencing the slow response, can you open task manager to see how much of the processor resources your internet browser is using? I have not experienced this problem, so if I can change the memory settings of my virtual server to match what your memory is, I can try to reproduce your issue.
I’d be interested in what you’re performance experience is like without the other applications open. Depending on what they are, they could be using up your resources.