Hi everyone, thanks for your help with topics I've posted in the past. I've been reading a few posts, and I'm starting to think I'm not experiencing the performance I should be getting out of my iBook. It's a new G4, bought 2 weeks ago. I upgraded to 1Gb of ram, with the 40Gb HD. I seem to be getting beachballs quite often, even just when opening a document. The computer will usually completely freeze when java or a flash website is running. During these times, Safari is usually the only program running.. I usually completely quit programs when I'm done with them. What can I do to improve performance? I often get a beachball for a couple of seconds even when I'm just opening the finder..