Originally posted by psych0
[b]this all seems to be verry alarming... anyhow, whenever I start a new app onnce X is running it seems that it has to go through swap slowing everrything down...
That top output that you just showed said that the swap file wasn't in use at all. I would double check that:
1. You have the latest updated Kernel.
2. Your hard drives are using DMA mode.
Oh, could you please put the top output in [code]? That should make it more readable.