Photoshop CS6 and Bridge: hang and excess resource use when dragging an NEF file

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My system:
Windows XP
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Running in 32 bit
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series [Display adapter] I have ticked "use graphics processor"
Available RAM 1703 MB. I've set the memory usage to 72%

My problem
I upgraded to Photoshop CS6 last week. Since the upgrade, I have experienced severe resources issues when running Bridge and Photoshop at the same time (no other programs are open). Right now, I have a relatively small file open in PS (55MB); I went to Bridge to open another image to make a composite. The Bridge folder where my second image resides has 850 images, and is slow to render preview extractions. When I find my image, I minimize Bridge and shift-click-drag to bring the NEF file into Photoshop. ACR tries to open, but in the preview pane all I see is this web page as I compose my text. Windows Task Manager tells me that my CPU usage is over 60% and fluctuating. The Processes panel tells me Photoshop is using 1,275,184K of memory.

When using CS5, I had unticked "use graphics processor".

I would appreciate suggestions on how to correct this problem, as I have just about used up my quota of swear words for the week. :-)
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Heather Dawe

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