I think that I am losing my mind! My almost 2 year old 1.25 ghz G4 seems to be running faster than my < 1 year old 1.6 ghz Pentium M laptop. I know, it seems to not be possible. Here are the specs... eMac 1.25 ghz G4 1GB Ram 32 MB ATI 9200?? Superdrive Mac OS 10.4.6 Gateway Laptop 1.6 ghz Pentium M 1.5GB Ram 128 MB INTEL Shared graphics CDR-DVD Win XP Pro with all updates Ever since I got my laptop, it never seemed to be as snappy as my eMac. Yesterday, I did a very unscientific test. On my mac, I have Photoshop CS and on my laptop, Photoshop 7. Both have only 2 filters installed (KPT and Eye Candy). I simultaneously opened both at the same time. My mac outpaced my laptop greatly. I tried it with Word (Office X and Office XP), same result even. I think what is screwing it up is that darn "Speed Step." As My Computer shows it running at 500 mhz. Is there a way to disable that thing? Even when my laptop is plugged in, and the power profile is on "Minimal Power Management" it still is showing like 500 mhz Can anyone help me get my laptop up to speed? Edit: I have 1.5 GB of Ram in my laptop to compensate for the max of 128mb of shared video memory..so that CANNOT be the problem. Also, I wasn't sure which forum to post this to..if inappropriate here, moderator please move, thanks!