Hi. I'm really struggling with this new problem. My 24" iMac, 1gb ram, 2.16ghz, 10.4.10 is BARELY loading websites. Many beachballs doing various things, etc. I even have some delay in typeing text. I loaded the firmware upgrade yesterday but the problem started a bit before that I believe. Note; I have VMWare Fusion but it still happens when off. I don't do gaming or anything, just the net and the 1gb ram has served me just fine running the same stuff. I have run: Onyx (cleaning), MacJanitor, iFreeMem. I don't see anything wierd in my activity monitor. iFree mem states I have: 12 free, 218 inactive, 437 wired, 358 active. I have no idea what this means. I have rebooted my Airport Extreme & modem. Is there anything I can do to puzzle this out? I'd really appreciate this.