I'm only a wannabe techie, someone who loves the cool stuff, and has changed out RAM and 1 hard drive on a mini with much guidance, but that's about it. I've got a mini, g4 with 1.33 ghz processor and 1gb ram, running OS 10.5. Lately it's been getting sloow. I mean, it's never handled Word well, and if I'm streaming pandora and doing anything else, sure it'll slow down. But the last month or so it's just as slow as, well. It's bad. Also, I thought my monitor might be going out, since there were streaks showing up. But they are worse when the computer's slow (or I simply have more time to look at them). Could it still be my monitor? The calibration steps I know to do don't seem to help. What's going on? Please don't tell me I'm about to lose my mini. PS. the streaks are horizontal and mostly static, they look like over exposure in a photo, and while some stay put on the screen, others seem to emminate off of menus, text boxes, and such, following them with movement of the window.