Hello Again Everybody, Hope you all had a Great holiday. Before I begin let me say that this just may be a product of rather high expectations for this setup. Here it is: Gigabyte GA-8IHXP MB (BIOS Rev. F7) Intel P4 2.4 / 533 FSB 512MB PC1066 Kingston RDRAM (4x256 RIMMS) Seagate Barracuda 80GB ATA100 HDD Seagate 8GB HDD 3 Seagate Cheetah 18GB SCSI HDD's nVidia GeForce 4 TI 4200 Hercules Game Theater XP Sound Card What I am experiencing is that this computer, for all it has just seems to be running...well...sluggishly. I expect almost instantaneous opening of applications and their respective windows, program launching, etc...and it seems to jsut take it's sweet time. Honestly I don't really see much of an improvement over my old computer which was a P4 1.6Ghz with 512MB of PC 800 RDRAM...VERY little actually. I mean that's why I built this computer. Does anyone out there have a Board and Processor setup similar that is getting the blazing performance one would expect and if so what are your settings, or does anyone know the particular BIOS settings that would kick in the afterburners? I have the BIOS set to load optimal defaults, I defrag every night all HDDs, I don't really know what else to do.