ok, so i was just about to start a topic about how bad my imac g5 is, and how slow it is, and then i realised what i'd done. i'm posting here to warn you - NEVER PUT YOUR COMPUTER ON REDUCED PROCESSOR MODE. i did it last night to keep the imac a bit quiter overnight. i've been using the computer incredibly slowly the whole frikkin day..and i've just realised. just wanted to post to tell you not to make the same mistake. and if you do have to do it, for gods sake put a post-it on your computer! /end of feeling stupid post..