I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem? Whenever I import a cd into iTunes, or convert a track to a different bit rate, it literally uses all my computer's memory/CPU. I cannot use the computer for anything else during this time as it's far far too slow, to the point where programs won't even open. This wasn't always the case, but it seems with each new version of iTunes it becomes worse and worse. I import at a pretty low bitrate 128 mp3. I am only trying to surf the net when I'm importing, I'm not doing anything else or using/running any other programs. If I do try to use another program (like my email program - outlook) it will barely open, takes forever to do anything, and wants to freeze. I can't use Microsoft Word because typing anything is impossible. Massive lag before the typed words show up. I'm using Windows XP, the latest version of iTunes (8.1) and I have 1GB of ram. I don't have any other problems with memory other then when converting or importing cds in iTunes. My computer runs fast and flawless otherwise, even when using 3 or 4 programs at once. It's only iTunes that hogs all the memory when importing cds or converting tracks. Is there a way to make iTunes use less memory when importing/converting? Any suggestions in general?