Alright, I will TRY to give as much detail as I can. I received my pb (powerbook) on Thursday the 17th of Feb. It's been almost a week now and I have been trying to watch the system to see when my problem occurs. The problem itself is this: The notebook sits idle and goes to screensaver and then to sleep. Everyone knows thats the default settings for pwr mngmnt. That itself isn't the issue it is when I move the mouse or end the sleep to use it. It will have the back ground img with a reverse colored square in the middle of the screen. Thats how I know this problem has occurred. And it only seems to happen after its been idle a long time. It's VERY VERY slow and the response time is about 15 seconds after I click on anything. The only way I have been able to fix this is hard resetting it. Then it works fine till its left alone for awhile. (Doesnt seem to be overheating is rather cool to touch.) Other things I want to note are: I have upgraded memory to 768. Did all patches from system update, and also went to the website and got the upgrade to 10.3.8. I have only installed these apps: Adium (newest version), WOW (world of warcraft), Firefox (newest version), and lastly opera (latest version) If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it. Also, If I have missed anything let me know, I will add to the post. If you want you can send me a private message or just simply respond here in the topic. Thanks for the help in advance, onryou BTW, I have tried to search google and apple docs. I might be looking the wrong way, but I haven't been able to find anything on this issue.