Hi, I've had my new 15" 1.67GHz Powerbook for a couple of days now and I absolutely love it, apart from that annoying spinning beachball. When I startup I get the grey screen with the Apple logo, then the blue loading bar and then the desktop pattern with no dock or icons as per usual... This is where the beachball kicks in and spins for roughly 2 minutes and 30 seconds before loading the dock and icons. I've never encountered anything like this before, not even on my near-dead G3's. The only cause I can think of is the 1GB of RAM I installed last night, but I don't really want to go fiddling around with the RAM again, it was stressful enough installing it, I don't wanna have to repeat the process! So, does anyone have any idea's? I'm going to upgrade to 10.3.8 now, maybe that'll miraculously fix it. Cheers Tim. PS: What would happen if I were to "zap the PRAM"?