After much waiting and watching I was able to snag a 2.66ghz MP refurb(1GB ram) and it just arrived yesterday. I get everything all hooked up and immediately go through my similar motions, web-browsing and keeping up with my regular sites and find that the MP is really only comparable speedwise to my Dell Dimension t700r(with 500mb ram)...ie- not fast. Now, I'm planning on buying more RAM before I start recording music with it just as soon as I find out what RAM, how much and where. I need at least an extra GB, but this just seems wrong somehow... So is this common? It really isn't very fast at all. Could I have something setup wrong somehow?