New guy here with a question. I built my own computer a while ago (over a year), what I'm using now, and it seems to have a bit of a problem, one that I did not notice as much before. My computer seems to be running really slow when starting downloading. Not the actual proccess of downloading, when the download status box is showing, but when I right click a picture for instance and want to save it into my pictures folder, the download window takes about 15 seconds to open, during which time my I can't use my browser (mozilla firebird). This same kind of problem happens with IE. This kind of thing also happens when I am searching with google, I enter a phrase into the seach field, and firebird takes about 5 seconds to load up the pop down box with previous entrys. I think the problem may be with my ram, because when I benchmarked it a while ago all the scores were decent except the ram which was WAY down from the usual for the comparisons. I have 512mb PC2100 Atlas Precison ram, an XP2200, running Windows XP. I cannot remember exactly what motherboard I have, sorry, but It is a Shuttle that only handles up to XP2200. That I remember. Strangly, I can run games and stuff just fine, ut 2004 runs just fine and dandy. Any help anyone can offer would be appreciated. Thanks!