I have a problem where IntelliJ locks up on me. It just stops for anywhere from 15 seconds to well over 3 minutes. I've turned off synchronization as well as the local VCS. Examining the log (including tailing it and watching it as one of these lock-ups strikes) shows nothing consistently happening at the same time.
System-wise, there are no CPU cycles being burned when this happens. While my current development system doesn't have a lot of memory (256 MB), I'm able to access other applications freely during these freeze ups, indicating that it's not because of swapping (which does happen, but affects all apps to a greater or lesser extent). I've also seen this on other systems with 512MB of RAM, so it doesn't seem to have anything to do with that.
The timing of these freezes is also inconsistent. I've had it happen while editing, while debugging in Tomcat, while opening files, etc.
Any ideas on what may be causing this? I've seen it on three different systems, so someone else MUST have observed it. I couldn't find any posts on it though. I may not be looking for the right things though.
This is version 3.0.5, build 706, running on Windows 2000. I've changed machines a few times, but that's been the consistent elements of the platform.