I recently purchased an Athlong 64 3200+ PC. I wanted it to be pretty fast so I went with 1 gig of Cosair 3200 DDR 400 RAM, 10,000 RPM 36 gig hard drive along with Nvidia 5700 256 DDR RAM. I've been using it for several days now and I feel like it's not very fast at all. By the way, if anybody can tell me how to check my PC FSB, I'd appreciate it. I want to know if it's 1600 FSB or something else. Anyway, going back to my topic, this PC feels just a tad faster than my old PC I feel like. My old pc was 1.8 Pentium 4, 640 RDRAM 800, 20 gig 7200 RPM drive and 64 MB Nvidia video card. I really thought my new PC would so much faster than the old one. Anytime when a program loads, I hear a writing on hard drive loud. I read a long time ago that those writing noise are caused by the low ram. I have a gig. I don't understand it. I didn't hear HD writing noise with my old PC. Anybody got any take about this?