Well, I recently bought a Compaq tower with the standard stuff installed. Compaq 5430US Pentium 4 CPU 1.8GHz 1 GB of DDR Ram (2 512 sticks) Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/ AGP8X Graphics Card Everything runs great except that it keeps bogging down when I run more then one program. It does this when I run my music player and my internet explorer, or when I'm writting something to the harddrive or a cd. I've tried everything I possible could to try and fix it. I've bought new RAM, had several diagnostics run on the motherboard and cpu, checked the video card. I even went as far as to do a complete factory restore to see if that fixes it. Nothing seems to work. The computer when it first starts runs fine, then it does this choppy freezing that seems to affect the entire comp. It doesn't seem to be thinking when this happens, more like taking a quick nap before it continues on. It'll do this everytime I go to do something. I can't even have a screensaver run because it freezes up for a few minutes. I'm really lost as to what to do. Any ideas?