Hey.. Just a question that has had me puzzled for quite some time.. Me and my brother both own pcs.. My pc specs.. Intel celeron 2.8 ghz processor 1 gig ram radeon 9600 pro 256mbit graphics card.. windows xp home My brothers specs.. intel 2.6 ghz pentium processor 512 meg ram no graphics card windows xp pro The question is.. why does his pc seem to run faster than mine?? (startup,shutdown, web browsing, general windows browsing. ect.. not games of course..) We both run the same firewall ect...both have a similar(few) background tasks running.. Theorys i have come to.. Windows xp pro is faster than home?? Obviously pentium vs celeron..?? Erm.. i have been advised to update my motherboard drivers. but since my pc runs pretty well i dont really want to take the risk.. any ideas?? thought would be most welcome! Thanks in advance!!