|"I am running the Fastest SATA 40Gig drive I could find"|
LOL. There's your problem. Most--if not all--40GB drives are pretty dang slow. As bad as the P4 is, in this case it is not your bottleneck.
For now, make sure that the drive isn't fragmented. Then, buy yourself a 500GB+ hard drive with 32MB of cache. They're dirt cheap, and you'll get a huge boost in speed.
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