first off, i heard emachines were bad. I recently got one for free that is 1ghz, 20 gb,-128 ram(upgraded to 384), celeron processor. I was just wondering why it is slow sometimes and fast others. This may be a dumb question but i am just asking becuase by grandpas comp is a 1.2 celeron from compaq with about the same stuff in it and works great all the time with no troubles. This one gives me speed troubles and takes a while to start up. There are barely any programs on it by the way, at least none which make performance decrease. So anybody have an explanation or way to improve speed for the comp? Thanks!