It was from that "properties" that I was giving you the info. The only thing that is "weird" is it says Intel Celeron 2.69ghz 2.70ghz, is there a reason it would put 2 numbers down? It also says I have 1.49gb of ram so I kinda guess that the ram is not the "issue". So when all is said & done is it most likely that the processor is the 'issue'? If we assume that I guess we also have to try to get the fastest cpu without getting 'silly' on cost. That being said is it worth paying more to perhaps get a chip over 3.0ghz as opposed to a 3.0ghz one ie: would there be much to be gained in performance etc?