Ok, I wish it were that fun... I am currently running a 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo, 24" iMac, with 4gig of RAM. The speed of this machine has been phenomenal, and I am very happy with it to say the least. However, I have always had a problem with Safari (perhaps more recently) where even the most basic of 'clicks' on the web using Safari will cause the ever-feared beachball to show up on my iMac and everything grinds to a hault for 5-6 seconds while the machine recovers. The strange part? I originally thought it only happend when I was doing VERY processor heavy tasks in other programs behind Safari, but what I have found since then is that the problem persists even when I am not running any other program! I wil lhave iStat Pro running so I can see the processor and memory use, and both are virtually ZERO when the beachball occurs. It is zero when the beachball comes, and it never goes up during the beachball. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is it just a Safari problem? If not, what IS the cause? Is there anythign I can do to improve the situation?