IDE slow, in general

This is not a problem with opening the tools menu or launching the IDE.

The IDE is just sluggish in general. When I type it takes about 30 seconds for text to appear. When I click to move the cursor it takes maybe 20 seconds to see the cursor location move.

I've ran it on a P4 machine and it works well, but my desktop (which is a bit more powerful) cannot run the IDE smoothly. Does anyone know the solution to this issue?