Okay this is just ridiculous. My iMac which has a 1.8Ghz G5 processor inside that is maxed out with 2GB of memory always tends to run at 80% or higher CPU usage. I don't understand it because I only have several programs open (non-processor intensive) - Safair, Apple mail, iChat, iTunes, Stickies, and Finder. It's to the point when I click to open iTunes, and it stalls for 6 seconds before opening. Then when I scroll my music library it always, always, always stalls and is just retarted. I have to hand-cuff myself to my chair practically to refrain from throwing my mouse at the screen sometmes. I know this is not how it should be. I mean come on, my iMac is only seven or so months old. It just started to get really slow like this in the past couple of weeks. Before that, it still had a stall problem opening iPhoto but it wasn't a big deal considering I might open iPhoto once a month. Also, when everything is closed, including finder, it runs at 50% or higher. Now that's just stupid. I mean first off, how is it possible? Should it really be running like this? My 160GB is half full at 79GB available right now so that shouldn't be an issue. What do you guys suggest? I do put the computer to sleep everynight and restart about once a week. I also use MacJanitor and just installed Anarcon (or whatever it is called). Thanks in advance for your help. If I don't get this fixed, when my new 17" iMac arrives Friday, I'm going to get used to the new speed so much that I'll be using it more often (and I don't want to that to happen, seeing as I plan on using that computer strictly for media content and my 20" for working). Also, if it helps, I just repaired permissions about three hours ago. Almost seems slower since then.